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Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Jobs, the Economy and the Presidential Race


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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks after touring the Rolls-Royce Crosspointe plant, on March 9, 2012 in Prince George County, Virginia.
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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks after touring the Rolls-Royce Crosspointe plant, on March 9, 2012 in Prince George County, Virginia.

President Obama had one welcome bright spot in a week when challenger Mitt Romney was widely considered to have won their first debate: the jobs report. The nation's unemployment rate is at the lowest level since the month Obama took office, according to the latest Labor Department report. We'll talk about the state of the economy and the two candidates' economic plans.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Hilda Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor, Department of Labor
  • Michael Linden, director of tax and budget policy at the Center for American Progress
  • Tammy Frisby, research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, adviser to the Romney campaign, and teaches American politics at Stanford.

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