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Journalist Explores Perry's Electoral Successes

Scientists analyze patterns in all areas of life, from weather to health, to help predict outcomes. Journalist Sasha Issenberg examines how political scientists employed by the Texas gubernatorial campaign of Rick Perry in 2006 helped him strategize through testing random samples of voters. Robert Siegel talks with Issenberg about this approach — and how it shaped Perry's subsequent campaigns.
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Obama's Jobs Plan Versus GOP Rivals' Plans

President Obama and two GOP presidential hopefuls have laid out their ideas to turn the economy around. NPR's Scott Horsley joins Robert Siegel to compare and contrast the plans.
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Economists Weigh Effectiveness Of Obama Job Plan

Economists have been looking over the $447 billion job-creation package President Obama proposed to Congress Thursday night. Some say the president's proposal will boost growth significantly, but others have their doubts.
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Obama, Nation In Uncharted Economic Territory, Jobs Plan Or Not

One of the most unsettling truths facing President Obama and the nation is that there really was little precedent in modern history for the financial crisis that hit the globe in 2007 and continues.
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WaPo's McCartney: 9/11 Anniversary Threat, Gray Aide Resigns, Health Care Lawsuit

Washington Post metro columnist Robert McCartney talks to WAMU Morning Addition host about the top stories of the week in the D.C. region.

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CQ Roll Call: Obama's American Jobs Act

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing gives an analysis on President Obama's American Jobs Act.

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Comparing Job Plans: No Shortage Of Ideas

In the 2012 election cycle, "Job No. 1" for any political candidate will be to lay out persuasive plans for generating more middle-income jobs. Read a summary of proposals by President Obama, some of his Republican challengers, U.S. businesses groups and labor organizations.
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Geithner: 'Hundreds Of Thousands' Of Jobs Under Plan

In a Morning Edition interview, the treasury secretary defended the president's jobs plan. Geithner says if passed, the plan "would have a substantial, powerful effect on strengthening the economy." He said that tax cuts aimed at small businesses who hire new workers would boost employment quickly.

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