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You're a reporter assigned to write an objective news story analyzing how well or how poorly former President Obama did in improving the economy,  from the period after the great recession of 2007-2009 until the end of his presidency in early 2017. You'll examine such factors as the unemployment rate, the performance of the stock market and consumer spending.

Below are a variety of possible sources of information for your story. They include both individuals and government agencies. Do some research on these sources, critically analyzing each for their levels of expertise, possible biases, and so on. You are seeking sources who are knowledgeable about this topic and who will provide a fair and accurate analysis. 

Then outline the strengths and weaknesses of each source, stating whether you would use that source in your story. Write about a paragraph for each source, explaining clearly why you would - or would not - use that source. Feel free to use other websites in addition to the ones below for your research.

Here are your possible sources:


Martha Starr, Associate Professor of Economics, American University:

http://www.american.edu/cas/faculty/mstarr.cfm


Salim Furth, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University

https://www.mercatus.org/people/salim-furth


Wayne Allen Root

https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/


Paul Krugman

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Krugman


Krugman Columns:


https://www.nytimes.com/column/paul-krugman


Ann Coulter

Bio:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Coulter

Columns:
http://www.anncoulter.com/archives.html


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: http://www.bea.gov/