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The Madeleine Brand Show for July 9, 2012




U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at Dobbins Elementary School July 5, 2012 in Poland, Ohio. This is the second day of Obama's ''Betting On America'' campaign through Northern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania by bus. The president highlighted his administration?s efforts to improve the economy by creating manufacturing jobs and rescuing the American auto industry and also taking swings at the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at Dobbins Elementary School July 5, 2012 in Poland, Ohio. This is the second day of Obama's ''Betting On America'' campaign through Northern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania by bus. The president highlighted his administration?s efforts to improve the economy by creating manufacturing jobs and rescuing the American auto industry and also taking swings at the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney.
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