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10 August 2011

The Aftermath of Minnesota’s Government Shutdown and the Debt Crisis

For the week of August 14th, 2011

Guests: University of Minnesota Political Science Professor Kathryn Pearson reflects on how the debt crisis in Washington and Minnesota’s government shutdown has affected the public’s faith in its elected officials. Also, she comments on the chances of GOP presidential hopefuls and the possibility of President Obama facing a primary challenger in 2012.

Issues: Political gridlock, disenchantment with politicians, social media’s affect on public opinion, two party system, 2012 Presidential Election.

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