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Gwen Ifill reports from Iowa on the 2nd Republican primary debate and the Ames Straw Poll. Joined by Dan Balz, The Washington Post, they look at the testy exchanges on the debate stage. Plus, in the Washington Week studio, Judy Woodruff examines the White House’s response to recent troublesome economic news with John Harwood of CNBC/The New York Times and Jackie Calmes, The New York Times.
The 2012 GOP presidential candidates could not escape a flurry of tough economic questions during the debate. Also, the panel discusses the newly appointed “super committee” and their though assignment to reduce the deficit. Plus, Tim Geithner decides to stay on as U.S. Treasury Secretary.