Assessing the state of the economy President Bush has made two speeches in two days about the nation's economy -- part of a White House push to get people focused on that issue instead of others that are commanding attention -- including the Iraq war and all the candidates running for his job. Two economists assess the the president's positive outlook.11:06 a.m.
Chris Farrell: Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent.
Louis Johnston: Economics professor at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph and Saint John's University in Collegeville.
A remembrance of columnist Molly Ivins Witty best-selling author and columnist
Molly Ivins, a Texas liberal who died after a long battle with breast cancer, left legions of admirers, even among the politicians she regularly skewered.12:06 p.m.
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