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Obama beefs up top economic team. Austan Goolsbee back in the spotlight. Jason Furman new Obama Director of Economic Policy.

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WASHINGTON--The top economic advisers to presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) brief reporters on Monday as Obama delivers an economic address in Raleigh, N.C. The Obama team had been looking to beef up its top economic team. The new Director of Economic Policy is Jason Furman who ran economic policy for the 2004 Kerry-Edwards campaign. He is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and will debut on a conference call Monday.

Also in the briefing spotlight on Monday is University of Chicago professor Austan Goolsbee--who has not been heard from much since the dust-up right before the March Texas and Ohio primary over what he said--or did not say--about Obama wanting to revisit NAFTA if president.


Meanwhile....over in the McCain campaign....senior McCain economic advisor Doug Holtz Eakin briefs Monday on Obamaconomics.

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IT'S TIME TO ROLL UP THE SLEEVES AND DEFEAT JOHN MCCAIN!
ATTENTION ALL DEMOCRATS PLEASE ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES FOR OBAMA,
PLEASE GO TO HIS WEBSITE AND GET INVOLVED!

Forget that, Phil Smith Jr.

We don't need an 'unvetted' kid who can't speak without a teleprompter, and who would deliver us to Black Liberation Theology and Ahmadinejihad.

Even another term from President Bush would be better than BHO's ascension to office.

BHO's presidency would be little more than Jimmy Carter's 2nd term. We'll have to trot out the 'Misery Index' and fold up our foreign policy, not to mention the economy.

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