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11:15am

Thu October 6, 2011
Economy

Obama To Congress: Make Jobs Proposal Top Priority

Originally published on Thu October 6, 2011 10:19 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

President Obama sought this morning to put his proposal to create American jobs at the top of Congress' to-do list. The president has traveled the country in recent weeks, trying to rally public support for his $447 billion plan. And today, he held a press conference at the White House.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: And the reason I keep going around the country talking about this jobs bill is because people really need help right now. Our economy really needs a jolt right now.

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11:05am

Thu October 6, 2011
The Two-Way

Read And Watch: Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Address

Originally published on Thu October 6, 2011 11:33 pm

11:02am

Thu October 6, 2011
The Two-Way

Seemingly Bogus Website Uses 'Occupy Party' Name... To Sell Ads

Originally published on Thu October 6, 2011 12:00 pm

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A new website purports to be the work of "Occupy Party" — but the Occupy Wall Street movement hasn't heard of it. And it mainly features Google Ads, not grass-roots information.

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As the Occupy Wall Street movement inspires protests in more U.S. cities, a website has popped up that seems to be trading on the group's somewhat nebulous status and lack of formal organization.

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11:02am

Thu October 6, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Budget Cuts Deal Setbacks To Community Health Centers

Community health centers were among the big winners in the health care overhaul since the law provided $11 billion over five years to expand their ability to see millions more patients.

But hundreds of health centers aren't feeling so lucky any more.

That's because the Obama administration scaled back some of the expansion plans this year after the federal budget compromise reached in March trimmed government spending.

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10:15am

Thu October 6, 2011
Election 2012

The Multimillionaire Helping Republicans Win N.C.

Millionaire James (Art) Pope poured money into helping a Republican strategy called RedMap succeed in North Carolina. The project is aimed at taking over state legislatures and then leveraging those victories to shift the balance of power in Washington.

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In early 2010, Republican strategists launched a new project called RedMap. The idea was to flip as many state houses across the country to Republican majorities during the 2010 election cycle — particularly in states where congressional redistricting was pending.

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