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2008 Republican Presidential Nominee
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2004 Democratic Presidential Nominee
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Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve
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Former Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers
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This Sunday: The latest unemployment numbers show signs of life for the economy but after the markets take a hit this week, questions are being raised about a return of the recession. And Washington took the deal on the debt down to the wire, but did lawmakers simply “kick the can down the road” on the tough choices? Will they be able to agree a second round of mandatory spending reductions before drastic budget cuts to defense and entitlements automatically take effect? Or will it be business as usual in Washington? Joining us for both sides of the debate, key voices in the Senate and one-time Presidential nominees for their respective parties, John Kerry (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ)
Then: How soon can the country see the days of strong economic growth again as the economy tries to climb out of a hole? And what will it all mean for the race for the White House in 2012? Perspectives from our roundtable: former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Dr. Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, Austan Goolsbee, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos.