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In GOP Debate, Candidates Likely To Focus On Perry

On Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, the leading Republican candidates for president will meet for a debate. It's the first featuring newly minted frontrunner Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
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Jonathan Chait: Obama's Critics On Left Misguided

President Obama is under fire from many in the Democratic base, from environmentalists to big labor. Jonathan Chait, senior editor of The New Republic, argues that many of the president's concessions to Republicans were paired with programs actually supported by the left.
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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.

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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."
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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.
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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.

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