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You're a reporter assigned to write an objective news story analyzing how well or poorly President Obama has done in moving the country out of the great recession of 2007-2009. 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. Do some research on these sources, critically analyzing each for their levels of expertise, possible biases, and so on. 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.
 

Martha Starr, Associate Professor of Economics, American University: http://www.american.edu/cas/faculty/mstarr.cfm

Salim Furth, economics writer, The Heritage Foundation:
http://blog.heritage.org/author/sfurth/

Sarah Ayres, policy analyst, Center for American Progress:
http://www.americanprogress.org/about/staff/ayres-sarah/bio/

Columnist Bob Beauprez:
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/bobbeauprez/

Columnist Paul Krugman:
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/editorialsandoped/oped/columnists/paulkrugman/

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

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