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Christie's Denials Don't Squelch Candidacy Rumors

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has repeatedly said he does not plan on running for president in 2012. That hasn't quashed speculation that he'll reconsider. And nothing Christie said during an appearance at the Ronald Reagan Library in California seemed to dampen the hopes of his fans.
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Cain's Catchy 9-9-9 Tax Plan Draws Interest, Doubters

The Republican presidential candidate proposes a flat 9 percent income tax, corporate tax and national sales tax. It attracted the attention of Republican voters in Florida's straw poll, where Cain took first place. But economists wonder how well it would work.
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The Hard Economics Of High Holy Days

As synagogues head into High Holy Days, they're finding that the economy is fundamentally affecting their finances. Some rabbis are giving away tickets for people who can't afford them, and others face deeper financial problems not seen since the Depression.
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Rep. Davis Holds Town Hall Meeting

Members of the House are back at home this week, hearing from constituents. On Monday night, Democratic Rep. Danny Davis held a town hall meeting in the Chicago suburbs.
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Who Are The Job Creators?

As President Obama pushes Congress to pass his jobs bill, Republicans argue the administration's policies hurt "job creators." The phrase "job creators" comes up often these days in political rhetoric. So we wanted to understand who exactly the jobs creators are. Melissa Block talks with Justin Wolfers, professor of business and public policy at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Toure Discusses What It Means To Be Post-Black

Author and cultural critic Toure has written Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness: What It Means to be Black Now. He joins Michele Norris to discuss what it means to be post-black — as well as President Obama's interview with BET on Monday night.
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Obama Returns To Familiar Turf To Sell New Stimulus

In his first month in office, President Obama traveled to Denver to sign the nearly $800 billion stimulus bill. The administration hoped it would not just end the recession in a technical sense, but begin the recovery for families. On Tuesday he was back in Denver, selling a new plan. In the intervening 2 1/2 years, how have Coloradans fared?
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Heckler Gives Obama Chance To Affirm His Christian Faith

President Obama used the heckling incident to testify to his own Christian beliefs. With many Americans still doubting that he's a Christian and believing him to be a Muslim, according to a recent poll, the president clearly saw a chance to affirm his faith and took it.

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