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Obama focuses latest jobs pitch on hiring teachers

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Unwilling to concede that his jobs act has no chance of passage, President Obama on Tuesday breaks out a new weapon: a laid-off single mother who wants nothing more than to go back to teaching public schoolchildren. 

Obama campaign team memo blasts 2012 Republican candidates

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President Obama's campaign said in a memo Monday that the Republican candidates vying for the president's job are running to the extreme right of the party, embracing policies that Americans oppose.

Confronting the GOP, Obama Brandishes the Politics of Science

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When President Obama mocked Rick Perry on Sunday for suggesting that climate change is a fiction while Texas battled wildfires and drought, the president's remarks got plenty of attention.   Read more

Leading Bystander

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Chris Christie made a rousing call for leadership at the Reagan Library Tuesday night. He outlined what it looks like (a certain New Jersey governor) and what it doesn't (a sitting U.S. president). "We continue wait and hope that our president will finally stop being a bystander in the Oval Office," he said.

President Obama and Gov. Perry on Israel and the Arab Spring

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President Obama spoke at the United Nations today, defending US policy towards Israel and criticizing the governments in Iran and Syria. Yesterday, Texas governor and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry attacked the President's stance on Israel and the Arab Spring.

PBS NewsHour: Obama's Deficit Plan Hits Opposition on Hill, But Frames 2012 Fight

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President Obama on Monday called for $1.5 trillion in new taxes aimed at wealthy Americans as part of a plan to reduce the deficit by $3 trillion over 10 years. Gwen Ifill discusses the proposal with Phillip Swagel of the American Enterprise Institute and Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: GOP Calls Obama's Deficit-Reduction Plan 'Class Warfare'

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President Obama on Monday unveiled his new recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on deficit reduction -- a $3 trillion, 10-year package that would increase taxes on the wealthy and make some changes to entitlement programs. President Obama also said he would veto any plan that comes from the committee, also known as the super committee, that does not include tax increases as part of the deficit-reduction formula.

Gwen Ifill and David Chalian sort out the politics behind what is likely to be among the major campaign issues in 2012: jobs, spending and the economy. Gwen and David also take a look at Florida's importance in the GOP primary as well as the general election. The Republican candidates will face off in another debate this week in Orlando.

September 9, 2011

Weekly Show

President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on his new jobs plan. Will his speech be enough to rally support? Also, analysis on this week’s GOP presidential candidates’ debate. Plus, our reporters reflect on 9/11 and how it has shaped their lives and America in the past 10 years. Joining Gwen Ifill: Jackie Calmes, The New York Times and John Harris, Politico.

On the Radar: September 22, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: September 21, 2011

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