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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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Did Obama's Jobs Speech Seize The 'Big Moment'?

The president had a lot riding on Thursday's address before Congress — a speech pivotal to his efforts to win re-election next year. Two political media experts play Friday morning quarterback, rating how Obama did in terms of raw performance.
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Lawmakers Differ On Obama Jobs Plan

Rep. Gerry Connolly

The differences of opinion on the jobs plan President Obama laid out Thursday evening are largely fall along party lines, and the views of lawmakers in the region are following suit.

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It's Up To Congress Whether To Back Obama's Plan

Appearing before a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his American Jobs Act. Some on Capitol Hill said it was a rehash of other ideas. House Majority Leader Cantor says he heard some proposals that probably can be accomplished.
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Nevadans Watch Obama With Low Expectations

President Obama plans to take his job creation message to the American people in the coming weeks. Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the country. A group of people, who are employed, watched Obama's speech, and most of them are not convinced his plan would create good long-term jobs.

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