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‘Jobs, middle class, growth’ (and cake!) take focus of Obama’s meeting with Dems

President Obama on Wednesday met with House and Senate Democrats, as Republican leaders continued to bash his new jobs plan.Full story

Obama’s one-sided bargain

President Obama unveiled a new "grand bargain" on jobs today. The only problem: only one side is willing to bargain. Full story

Obama Pitches Tax Cut

(NBC News) While touring an amazon dot com warehouse in Chattanooga Tennessee today, President Obama made an offer he hoped republicans couldn't refuse.The President wants to cut the corporate tax rate and in exchange use money generated by that reform to invest in manufacturing and construction job Full story

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  Obama offers deal to boost jobs

Tuesday while speaking in Tennessee, President Obama outlined a proposal to cut corporate taxes in return for increased spending to create jobs. NBC’s Peter Alexander has more on the story and Business Insider’s Josh Barro joins The Cycle with his reaction to the speech.

  Protecting social security for the next generation

Ed Schultz sat down with Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Mark Begich, D-Ala., to talk about how to reform Social Security and protect it for the next generation in the process.

  What will get Mitch McConnell in trouble in Kentucky

The Up with Steve Kornacki panelists look at the battles over bailouts and taxes in the Republican Senate primary in Kentucky, and whether it could force Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to move even further to the right than he already is.

  The rare Democrat who could take out McConnell

Steve Kornacki’s panelists assess the chances of the Democratic Senate candidate in Kentucky, Alison Grimes.

  John McCain vs. Ted Cruz: Which message will resonate?

As the panelists discuss Sen. John McCain’s shift back into the middle, Steve Kornacki argues that the Arizona Senator’s politics can often be found moving against whoever he is most frustrated with at a given moment.

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