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Controversy over the "birther" movement hung over a meeting in Las Vegas on Tuesday between Mitt Romney and high-profile supporter Donald Trump, whose comments about President Barack Obama have put the Republican presidential candidate in an awkward spot.

10 Questions for Rick Perry

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Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is seeking to jump-start his Republican presidential campaign by proposing a new tax system: a 20-percent flat rate on individual and corporate income, down from the current 35 percent top rate, and elimination of existing taxes on estates, capital gains and dividends. He sat down with John Harwood of The Times and CNBC to discuss the plan, his challenge to a Republican rival, Mitt Romney, and other issues. What follows is a condensed, edited transcript of their conversation.

April 29, 2011

Weekly Show

Washington D.C. was busy this week with a national security team shuffle, newly published Wiki-leaks documents on Guantanamo Bay, the release of the President's long form birth certificate, and Ben Bernanke’s first press conference. Joining Gwen: Mark Mazzetti, New York Times; Tom Gjelten, NPR; John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times; and Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.