James McGovern

Congressman (D-MA)

Guest

Democratic Representative for Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District and member of the House Budget Committee; Co-chair of the Congressional Hunger Center

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President Obama is putting  his stamp  on the war in
Afghanistan.    General David McKiernan has
now  been replaced  by Lt. General Stanley McChrystal, "a rising superstar"
who'll…

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President Obama is putting his stamp on the war in Afghanistan.   General David McKiernan has now been replaced by Lt. General Stanley McChrystal, "a rising superstar" who'll…

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The President is  sending is more soldiers  and changing commanders in Afghanistan.

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Americans have been getting a taste of the global food crisis at the check-out counter in recent days, as chain stores including Costco and Sam's club have put a limit on the sale of…

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