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On Friday the Labor Department announced that the nation added 54, 000 jobs in May, the fewest number in eight months, a decrease that suggests trouble ahead with the nation's economic recovery. We debate what Washington must do to stimulate job growth. Also, House Republicans and Democrats met separately with President Obama to discuss budget disputes and each party's Medicare plan. Finally, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney formally announced his candidacy for President. Will his healthcare plan for Massachusetts be his Achilles heel? (Ed Kilgore sits in for Robert Scheer, Chrystia Freeland for Arianna Huffington.)

 

 

Banner image: Stephen Greene works a street corner hoping to land a job as a laborer or carpenter on June 3, 2011 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Guns of August

Barbara W. Tuchman

Producers:
Jeff Rogers

Guest Interview Slow Job Growth; Jousting over the Budget; Romney's Campaign

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