The unemployment rate fell last month to the lowest since March 2009. Is this a sign of the economy stabilizing? Also, Herman Cain faced allegations of an extramarital affair, Rick Perry had another “oops” moment, and Newt Gingrich surged in the polls. Joining Gwen: Jim Tankersley, National Journal; Greg Ip, The Economist; Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times
Webcast Extra: The National Journal Political Insiders Poll asks, which candidate has the best chance of beating President Barack Obama in 2011, Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney? Plus, Iowa becomes more important for some candidates and less important for others. Also, which is more important to voters: unemployment, national deficit, or tax policy?