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Maine Senator Postpones Potato Nutrition Battle, For Now

All year, a fight has been raging over the potato's proper role in school lunch and breakfast programs. Potato industry lobbyists and senators from potato-growing states are fighting efforts to limit spuds' appearances in the lunch line.
Thursday, September 8, 2011

President Obama's Address to a Joint Session of Congress

President Obama will address a joint session of Congress to talk about his jobs creation plan. NPR will provide live coverage of his remarks.


Three Attacks Perry Could Face At GOP Debate

With Gov. Rick Perry scheduled to participate in his first GOP presidential debate Wednesday night, his opponents may find some lines of attack by studying his past debates from Texas. Why the new front-runner could be vulnerable on a cancer vaccine, a failed transportation plan and "crony capitalism."

Reports: Obama To Propose $300 Billion Package Aimed At Boosting Jobs

Sources familiar with what the White House is considering tell the AP the president will call for a one-year extension of a payroll tax cut for workers and an extension of expiring jobless benefits. Republican leaders ask for a meeting with Obama.

Romney Plan Vows To Add 11 Million Jobs In 4 Years

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday laid out a wide-ranging economic proposal. Romney announced his plan inside a giant truck warehouse in Nevada.

In GOP Presidential Field, Science Finds Skeptics

Republicans have a new front-runner for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who doubts the science of climate change and says creationism should be taught alongside evolution. He's not alone in these views, which may be on display before a national audience at Wednesday night's GOP debate.

Mitt Romney's (Steve) Jobs Plan

Was that a jobs plan Mitt Romney unveiled Tuesday or a Steve Jobs plan? Wanting voters to see him as the political version of the black turtleneck-clad business visionary, Romney said he's got a smartphone approach on how to improve the economy while Obama is more like a coin-op pay phone.