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Less Talk, More Stimulus

Essential Reads

Anyone expecting bold new ideas to resuscitate the economy from President Barack Obama’s speech on Thursday probably came away disappointed. It’s not that Obama’s proposals -- a mix of tax credits for small businesses and clean energy, and spending on infrastructure and education -- are bad. It’s just that they’re shopworn and too timid to break the political stalemate in Washington. The Democratic president effectively showcased the differences between his vision and Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s plan for a rollback of regulation and $5 trillion in new tax cuts.

Raise the Minimum Wage

On The Radar

Here’s an unhappy observation about the minimum wage: Congress last increased the rate in stages in 2006, topping it out at $7.25 an hour in 2009, or $15,080 a year. That amount, when adjusted for inflation, is actually lower than what a minimum-wage worker earned in 1968 and is too meager to offer anyone the chance to climb out of poverty, let alone afford basic goods and services.
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August 5, 2011

Weekly Show

The economy is the worst it’s been in years. Why and how did we get to this point?

Also, with all the infighting in Washington these past 3-months, how did the debt deal come together and how will it effect the 2012 elections? Plus, voter confidence and its impact on the polls. With Michael Duffy, Time; Deborah Solomon, The Wall Street Journal; and Charles Babington, Associated Press.

On the Radar: September 5, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

June 3, 2011

Weekly Show

Today, with news of unemployment rising to 9.1%, Barack Obama visited Toledo, Ohio to refocus on the economy.  The panel examines several disappointing economic numbers, the debate around the debt ceiling, the GOP demand for spending cuts, and the growing 2012 presidential field.  Joining Gwen: Deborah Solomon, Wall Street Journal, John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times, and Jeff Zeleny, New York Times.

On the Radar: October 6, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

Obama Strains to Get Liberals Back Into Fold Ahead of Vote
by Peter Baker, The New York Times
With four weeks until Congressional elections that will shape the remainder of his term, President Obama is increasingly focused on generating enthusiasm within the base that helped put him in the White House two years ago, from college students to African-Americans.  Continue reading...

On the Radar: October 4, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

September 3, 2010

Weekly Show

This week, the President characterized the end of US combat in Iraq as turning the page.  But what’s the next chapter include?  Fixing the economy looms large, mid-term elections are around the corner & mid-east peace is also on the agenda.  Joining Gwen: Dan Balz (Washington Post); Deborah Solomon (Wall Street Journal); Doyle McManus (LA Times) & John Dickerson (SLATE Magazine & CBS News).

On the Radar: July 23, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: June 22, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar