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This Sunday’s Meet the Press featured a conversation between David Gregory and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about the state of the economy, the Buffett rule, and the 2012 presidential race. Bloomberg BusinessWeek wrote about Geithner’s comments on the economy: “’Americans generally should feel much more confident about the basic strength of the economy than they would have felt any time in the last four or five, six years,’ Geithner said. Still, ‘it’s a very touch economy.’” On the Buffett rule and its upcoming Senate vote, the Washington Times noted, “’Just because Republicans oppose this does not mean it’s not the right thing to do and not the right thing to push for,’ Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ program Sunday.” CNN and Politico also covered Geithner’s response to Mitt Romney’s claim that women account for 92% of the job losses during President Obama’s administration. Geithner stated on MTP that this is, “a ridiculous and deeply misleading look at the economy.” You can watch Geithner’s full interview below.

Former Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) squared off in a joint interview on the 2012 election, the gender gap and the economy during this Sunday's Meet the Press. The Hill covered Gillibrand's remarks on working women and recent comments from Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen.  “'This election is not going to be about Ann Romney or Hilary’s remarks,' Gillibrand said. 'What this election is going to be about is what candidate fights for American, America’s women, which candidate actually cares about women’s economic opportunity.'" Politico also covered Bachmann’s response to Hilary Rosen’s comments noting: “’I thought it was shocking and insulting,’ Bachmann said on NBC's ‘Meet the Press.’  ‘I think women are going to be very upset.’” Other articles discussed Bachmann's support of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The Wall Street Journal reported that, "Mrs. Bachmann waded into the gender wars Sunday to defend her former sparring partner, Mr. Romney, on NBC’s 'Meet the Press.' She said that President Barack Obama’s economic policies have had a 'disproportionate negative impact on women'”  The National Journal covered Bachmann's possible backing of Romney, "Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann stopped just short of endorsing Mitt Romney on Sunday, saying she was 'very seriously looking into an endorsement. I think we're seeing a uniting and a pulling together around our eventual nominee,' she said on NBC’s Meet the Press." You can watch the entire interview below.