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All Things Considered for October 17, 2010

President Obama, shown last week arriving at a town hall meeting sponsored by MTV and BET, has renewed his call for $50 billion to improve roadways and airports. But with nervous lawmakers worried about their jobs, that may be a tough sell. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed-Up Voters Want The Right Party For The Job(s)

Fed-Up Voters Want The Right Party For The Job(s)

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Construction worker Jimmy Martinez works at a site funded by federal stimulus money in Lakewood, Colo. Economic historian Niall Ferguson cautions that another stimulus would carry tremendous risk. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Could Another Stimulus Help Rebuild The Economy?

Why Another Stimulus Might Not Help Us Rebuild

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Paris' Cafe de Flore is known for its history of serving intellectual clientele, including existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, journalist and writer Albert Camus and Cubism co-founder Pablo Picasso. AP hide caption

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How Cafe Culture Helped Make Good Ideas Happen

How Cafe Culture Helped Make Good Ideas Happen

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Andrew Sullivan says writing a blog is "pure journalism": "This is not just writing. It's taking writing right up to the edge of speaking, really." Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images hide caption

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Andrew Sullivan: Dishing It Out Daily For A Decade

Andrew Sullivan: Dishing It Out Daily For A Decade

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