Public Speaking and Public Policy

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After weeks of grim predictions of hard times to come, President Obama tried to lift the mood of the nation in last night's address to a joint session of Congress.  We hear what he said, how he said it and how Governor Bobby Jindal responded for the Republicans. Also, a decision on Iraqi troop withdrawal may be forthcoming this week. On Reporter's Notebook, Senate debate today on a question that's more than 200 years old: should Washington, DC get a vote in the Congress?

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