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Stocks rallied on Wall Street today and gold hit a record high, but what has the Obama administration worried is growing unemployment. That's why it is considering new measures to help put Americans back to work.
Here's the reality: unemployment is at a 26-year high of 9.8 percent. Pres. Obama and his economic team are considering possible solutions. But the White House has said it should not be called a "second stimulus". Instead it will try to brand this as a small economic recovery plan aimed at enhancing the first," a source close to the process told CNN. Though, that's not stopping Republicans who say a "second stimulus" would imply the first $787 billion stimulus plan failed.
Do you agree? And, do you think new measures are needed? Share your thoughts below.
Tonight we're also following the fallout over Sen. John Ensign's extramarital affair. Did the Arizona Republican break Senate ethics rules by helping the husband of his mistress get a lobbying job? The senator talked with CNN's Dana Bash on Capitol Hill today. Hear his response to the question tonight on 360°.
Plus, we have new perspective on the violence in Chicago, where kids are killing kids. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder will be in Chicago tomorrow to look into the crisis. We'll be reporting live from the city tomorrow to stay on this story that we've been following for too long, frankly. We are determined to get answers. Tonight, we put a face to this tragic story. You'll meet the family of a child hit by a bullet last year. The message from his mother is something we all need to hear.
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