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And I'm Steve Inskeep. Of all the swing states being battled over in this fall's election, the largest is Florida, the most populous is Florida. And so it's no surprise that the candidates are going be spending a lot of time there. President Obama has travelled there this week. He's making a bid for one of the largest and certainly the most famous voter groups in Florida: seniors. NPR's Greg Allen reports.
Mention Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and a lot of people still remember his 2009 Republican response to President Obama's first address to Congress. In a voice often compared to Kenneth the Page on 30 Rock, Jindal addressed viewers across the nation as if they were primary school students.
Take one guy with an abiding interest in politics, another guy with website-building skills and throw in the shared desire to get people more engaged in the political process, and you have the ingredients for an interactive site called ISideWith.com.
The site's purpose is to show you which presidential candidate's views most align with yours by running you through a short quiz that asks your stance on various policy issues, then determines which candidate most agrees with you.
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And I'm Audie Cornish. A lot is riding on Florida's Senate race. Democrat Bill Nelson will take on the winner of next month's Republican primary. But who that Republican candidate will be, is not much of a mystery. Florida Republicans are rallying behind Congressman Connie Mack. But as NPR's Greg Allen reports, not all of them are happy about it.
Senate Democrats today tried to bring up legislation that would discourage the shipping of jobs overseas and encourage bringing jobs back to the U.S. But Republicans block the so-called Bring Jobs Home Act.
As NPR's David Welna reports, the Senate's debate was colored by election year politics.
This week Republican challenger Mitt Romney accused President Obama of crediting government for small business success. That distorts what Mister Obama actually said, but behind the brickbats is a real and important debate over the role of government.