Politics

10:01pm

Thu October 6, 2011
Rick Perry

For Rick Perry, A Restless Life On The Farm

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:21 am

Rick Perry's parents still live on Farm Market Road 618.

Don Gonyea NPR

Second in a series

Rick Perry first won public office in 1984, when he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. In that and in every campaign since, he has run as a man shaped by his time working a dryland farm.

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4:24pm

Thu October 6, 2011
Politics

'Occupy Denver' Protests Continue Downtown

"Occupy Denver" protests have been drawing modest crowds to Civic Center Park.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Cities across the country - including Denver -  are holding smaller “Occupy Wall Street” events mirroring the larger New York City protests which began last month.

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1:04pm

Thu October 6, 2011
Mitt Romney

2 Portraits Emerge Of Mitt Romney The Businessman

Originally published on Tue October 25, 2011 12:01 pm

Mitt Romney, shown in 1993, is the former CEO of Bain & Co. In the 1980s, he started an investment fund called Bain Capital. His supporters say that's where he learned to solve big problems, create jobs and expand companies. His opponents say he made money by shutting down factories, occasionally driving companies into bankruptcy.

David L. Ryan Boston Globe via Getty Images

First in a series

In the late 1970s, recently out of Harvard Business School, Mitt Romney went to work for the Boston consulting firm Bain & Co. He was successful, but he says his dream was always to run his own business.

In 1984, he got the chance.

The firm's founder asked Romney to start an investment fund called Bain Capital. The company would put money into small or struggling businesses, help them grow, and then Bain would cash out.

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11:15am

Thu October 6, 2011
Economy

Obama To Congress: Make Jobs Proposal Top Priority

Originally published on Thu October 6, 2011 10:19 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

President Obama sought this morning to put his proposal to create American jobs at the top of Congress' to-do list. The president has traveled the country in recent weeks, trying to rally public support for his $447 billion plan. And today, he held a press conference at the White House.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: And the reason I keep going around the country talking about this jobs bill is because people really need help right now. Our economy really needs a jolt right now.

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12:44pm

Mon October 3, 2011
Politics

Proposal for New State House Maps Submitted

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The state Supreme Court will have the ultimate say on whether new statehouse legislative maps are fair, balanced and follow the Colorado constitution. A bi-partisan committee spent several months redrawing the maps. If adopted, the new districts would be in place for the November 2012 election. KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.

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