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Jobs Report And Politics: The Monthly Spin Cycle | Minnesota Public Radio News

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Jobs Report And Politics: The Monthly Spin Cycle
by Frank James, National Public Radio
July 6, 2012


It's become a pattern: On the first Friday of the month, the Labor Department issues a disappointing economic report. Republicans cite it as proof of President Obama's failed policies. The White House urges everyone to focus on the glass half full.



Like any Oval Office incumbent seeking re-election, President Obama would prefer to have the economy exceeding expectations in terms of job creation at this point in the campaign.


But exactly four months from Election Day, the economy isn't cooperating. In fact, it's doing just the opposite, underperforming job-growth forecasts in

recent months. Given the trend, it seems unlikely the four monthly jobs reports to be issued between Friday and Election Day will change the pattern in which our politics now seem trapped:



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Sunshine State should work to rebuild trust, openness - Opinion

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BY DAN KRASSNER, FLORIDA VOICES
June 3, 2012 12:05 AM


Imagine what Florida would look like as the state with the most open, ethical, accountable and responsive government.


You might be thinking don't we already have the most open government? We are the Sunshine State, right?


Not quite. Florida received a D+ for public access to information on a national "Corruption Risk Report Card" produced by the State Integrity Investigation. To reduce our state's corruption risk, it is time to dust off and modernize the Government-in-the-Sunshine Law passed in 1967.


What is the problem we are trying to solve? I'd say it's our lack of trust in government. Polls frequently demonstrate a trust deficit between Floridians and their government institutions. By creating a more open and accessible government, there is an opportunity to restore trust.

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Non-Partisan Radio is Back!

Appeared in JPS Magazine – March 2011 Edition

Watch for honest, straightforward talk radio to make a major comeback in the months and years ahead.

There are several reasons for this, and it isn’t just that people are so tired of dishonesty they crave pure truth like an addict craves drugs. There are many smaller reasons, but together they make for a compelling push for the pendulum to finally swing back to reality:

There can only be so many Rush copycats out there, and truth is many of them are pretty predictable and much less talented than he is at sustaining a listenership.People tend to want to be surprised if not shocked, and the partisan nonsense that used to shock them is starting to be so predictable as to bore them.Life generally goes in cycles. People seem to be missing getting if not unbiased news and talk, certainly less biased news and talk.Little at a time people are realizing one side isn’t always right, even if that side is coming from the right!

Is this just our opinion? Are we hoping for change because we started the Independent Voice Project, left our old station and dedicated our future to the straightest talk available in the area? Nope. Check out some of the quotes a simple search online will bring up.

Michael Harrison of Talkers Magazine was quoted recently as saying he thinks there’s a ‘great vacuum out there for non-partisan objective political commentary’. We knew that already, but the real trick is to be non-partisan and still be entertaining. That takes a host with a sense of humor and some in traditional news just are too straight to be fun to listen to. And make no mistake, research shows you want to have fun when you tune in your favorite host.

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Wisconsin - One Month After the Recall Election | Tri States Public Radio

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Tri States Public Radio  WIUM 91.3 & WIUW 89.5

Part of the NPR digital network

Bill Knight - July 5 10:15 AM THU JULY 5, 2012


A month ago today Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defeated Democrat Tom Barrett and retained his office, as did Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and three of four Republican state senators.


The results were similar to 2010, when Walker beat Barrett 52-46 percent. Handing Walker a 53-46 victory, voters apparently “concluded it is not best to swap horses while crossing the river,” as Lincoln said after winning reelection in 1864.


True, Racine Democrat John Lehman narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Van Wanggaard for a Senate seat, returning control of the Senate to the Dems and stopping the Walker onslaught for now. True, union members supported Walker’s recall by a huge 75-25 percent margin, according to Hart Research Associates. And, true, exit polls there showed that Obama leads Mitt Romney by almost the same margins as Walker beat Barrett. But that’s it for “good news,” and most post-mortems say that a combination of big money and a flawed strategy spelled doom for the effort to oust the union-busting strongman.


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Wis. Recall: A Trial Run For The Presidential Race | Minnesota Public Radio News

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from National Public Radio
June 3, 2012


Voters in Wisconsin will decide Tuesday whether or not to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker. It's been one of the most expensive statewide races in American history, and the stakes in that election could have national implications, for unions, for deficit hawks, for businesses, even for President Obama's re-election.


The vote over whether to recall Walker is so important, it's drawn millions in outside money and some of the biggest political stars in the country. Now millions of dollars are flowing in, too.


"The dollar figures that were thrown around here are just astronomical in terms of Wisconsin's history," Wisconsin Public Radio's Shawn Johnson tells weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz.


"The old record for [the] governor's race in terms of money raised by a candidate was about $10 million," Johnson says. "And that was set in 2010 by Gov. Scott Walker. He's now raised $31 million dollars in about a year and a half."

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