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Podcast: Howes on the economy, stupid

Daniel Howes
The Detroit News
Daniel Howes' Weekend Essay

Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics – and what it all means. This week, Howes says the conventional wisdom that strong economic times can’t translate into Republican success in the mid-term elections needs to reckon with the economy. It’s creating jobs, raising incomes and pushing unemployment near record lows. If it is "the economy, stupid," will that trump electoral pushback over the president’s controversies du jour?