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The Flashback: President Obama touts the economy, the Secret Service tries to roll with the punches and the Ebola virus comes to the US




President Obama speaks about the Ebola epidemic Thursday at United Nations headquarters in New York.
President Obama speaks about the Ebola epidemic Thursday at United Nations headquarters in New York.
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Every week Take Two looks back on the week's events and puts them into perspective. Our guests this week are Elahe Izadi from the Washington Post and David Gura from Marketplace public radio. 

President Obama and the economy 

President Obama has been making the economy a top issue as we approach the mid term elections. He spoke at Northwestern University, touting his efforts to help the nation's financial well-being

 

Is this an accurate assessment? Are we better off today than when the president took office? 


And according to the jobs report today, Obama might have a little reason to crow ... Unemployment dropped below 6% and nearly 250 thousand jobs were added ... Is the report as good as it sounds? 

The Secret Service under fire

The Secret Service has had a tough run of it... Two years ago there was that scandal where a dozen agents were involved with prostitutes in Colombia, a year before that the shooting outside the White House then most recently the admission that the White House intruder got a lot farther than originally stated. What's next for the secret service? How can they best repair this tarnished image?

Ebola comes to the US

What has Washington  been doing to control the outbreak, and maybe more importantly - control fears that this will spread?