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The recession officially ended 15-months ago, but Americans don’t believe it’s over. Jackie Calmes (New York Times) and Naftali Bendavid (Wall Street Journal) discuss the Dem & GOP election year strategies on the economy. Nancy Youssef (McClatchy Newspapers) has details of the "Don't Ask-Don't Tell" vote in the Senate. Tom Gjelten (NPR) on the UN speeches from both the US and Iranian presidents.

In the Washington Week Webcast EXTRA, more from Gwen and the panel on Stephen Colbert’s testimony before Congress on rights for migrant workers; where the “Dream Act” stands on Capitol Hill; talks with China about its currency and why repealing the Bush Tax Cuts isn’t on the Senate agenda any time soon.