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Politics, policy, the President & the 2012 election

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President Barack Obama speaks about Libya on Monday in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

While President Obama is on vacation, Republican contenders for the Republican presidential nominee continue campaigning across the county.  A recent Gallup poll found the President’s approval rating at an all-time low of 40 percent, and, were the election held today, Obama would be running neck-and-neck with Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann.  Meanwhile, the world awaits the departure of Moammar Gadhafi with the help of the U.S. and a multinational coalition, but the Republicans have offered little on what some consider to be one of the Obama administration’s most significant efforts in democracy promotion. But what is foremost on the minds of the candidates and most Americans is a stalled economy and policies that will create more jobs.  To talk about all this and politics, policy, the President and the 2012 election, we’ve invited DICK POLMAN, who writes for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Newsworks.org, and Philadelphia Inquirer columnist  TRUDY RUBIN to join us in the studio.

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