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Occupy Oakland clashes with police

Nov 3, 2011
The Port of Oakland was shut down early this morning, and some of the protesters are turning violent.

Food stamp budget could face cuts

Nov 3, 2011
The federal budget for food stamps doubled during the recession, but major cuts to the program are now on the table.

Income disparity matters

Nov 3, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has spread across the United States. More than 550 communities have held protests. But what has it accomplished?

Rural areas could be hard hit by postal cuts

Nov 2, 2011
The Postal Service is expected to post millions in losses this quarter, which would lead to the closure of hundreds of post offices across the country. Small towns could be the hardest hit.

U.S. Leads the World in GDP, Not in "Human Development"

Nov 2, 2011
When it comes to the sheer size of the economy -- as measured by the Gross Domestic Product -- the United States leads the world. But GDP may not...
Posted In: alternative indicator, economy 4.0, human development index

Mid-day Extra: More from Chris Matthews

Nov 1, 2011
An extended interview with Chris Matthews on his new book, and the state of the economy in America today.
Posted In: Chris Matthews, John F. Kennedy, Big Book

Chris Matthews on John F. Kennedy

Nov 1, 2011
MSNBC host Chris Matthews speaks about his new book about former President John F. Kennedy, and about what today's politicians can learn from Kennedy.

The unintended consequences of elections

Nov 1, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses some of the strange side effects that happen around elections.

Gridlock Eraser. Budget Swallower. Debt Silencer.

Oct 31, 2011
What if the super committee had actual superpowers, like in a comic book?
Posted In: super committee

Super committee members clash over tax increases

Oct 28, 2011
With a deadline less than a month away, Democrats and Republicans on the super committee are disagreeing over the best way to cut the deficit.