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House & Senate Races
6:24 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Eyes Off The White House: Other Races To Watch

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 12:42 pm

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Just under two months to go before Election Day. The national conventions are over. We're weeks away from debates. And while Democrats and Republicans try to win the White House, they are also locked in a battle for control of Congress. Republicans made historic gains in the House in 2010. And while the GOP didn't quite get a majority in the Senate, they had great expectations of this year because the numbers are in their favor.

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Economy
6:24 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Shaping The Economic Future: 4 Big Ideas

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 11:02 am

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Over the last month, WEEKEND EDITION has been talking to top economists about jobs, growth, debt and taxes. But we also ask them a broader question: What is the one big idea in economics that's really caught your attention lately?

NOURIEL ROUBINI: Ideally, I would like the economists to become boring again.

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Sports
6:24 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Anticipation Builds For Football Matches

Originally published on Sun September 9, 2012 12:43 pm

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer. And it is time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG)

WINONA CARR: (Singing) Life is a ballgame, being played each day...

WERTHEIMER: It is the first Sunday of the NFL season. NPR's Mike Pesca is back with us this week for a look at today's action on the gridiron. Mike, welcome.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hi.

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Presidential Race
6:24 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Romney Hopes To Swing Va. Back To GOP

Originally published on Sun September 9, 2012 12:43 pm

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Presidential Race
6:24 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Obama Pitches Recovery On Florida Tour

Originally published on Sun September 9, 2012 12:43 pm

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DON GONYEA, BYLINE: This is Don Gonyea in Florida, the perpetual battleground state that President Obama is touring by bus this weekend.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Hello, St. Pete.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING)

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