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Mountain Stage
9:53 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Wanda Jackson On Mountain Stage

Wanda Jackson.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Mon March 5, 2012 7:00 am

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Political Junkie
9:52 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Snowe Removal And The Decline Of The Senate Moderates

Ken Rudin collection

Originally published on Mon March 5, 2012 8:47 am

If you are a partisan Democrat, the announcement last week by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) that she would not seek a fourth term is great news. Her departure moves the seat from Safe Republican to Likely Democratic, and it hurts GOP efforts to win a Senate majority in November. Nobody was going to beat Snowe this year, not in the primary (though she did have conservative opposition) nor in the general election. In 2006, an awful year for Republicans nationwide, Snowe won re-election with 74 percent of the vote.

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Opinion
9:52 am
Mon March 5, 2012

The Nation: Are Women Victors In The Economy?

A woman begs for alms along the Las Vegas strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Nov. 11, 2011. While official unemployment rates for women dipped less than for men during the recession, they have recovered slower.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 5, 2012 7:02 am

Bryce Covert is the Editor of the Roosevelt Institute's New Deal 2.0 blog.

Six years ago, the housing bubble imploded, igniting the recession. Construction and manufacturing soon crumbled, taking jobs mostly held by men down with them. Not long after, AEI's Mark J. Perry referred to the "mancession" when testifying before Congress, and hand-wringing trend pieces, worrying that men would experience a permanent slump in employment and wages, began to appear.

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Opinion
9:51 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Foreign Policy: The Last Famine

A woman from the remote Turkana tribe in Northern Kenya walks along a dry riverbed near on Nov. 9, 2009 near Lodwar, Kenya. The traditional nomadic life of the pastoralist is coming under increasing pressure in northern Kenya from repeated droughts and political marginalisation.
Christopher Furlong Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 5, 2012 7:23 am

Paul Salopek is a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent.

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The Two-Way
9:35 am
Mon March 5, 2012

U.S., Israel Stand Together On Iran Issue, Obama And Netanyahu Say

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked on as President Obama spoke this morning in the Oval Office of the White House.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun March 11, 2012 7:05 am

With Iran and its nuclear program looming over the discussions, President Obama said this morning that "the United States will always have Israel's back." The president's comment came with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is at the White House for talks today, by his side.

For his part, Netanyahu told reporters that the U.S. and Israel stand together on policy toward Iran, The Associated Press reports.

The two leaders just held something of a photo op. Other reports on what they had to say:

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