Mary Jordan's file:

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Mary Jordan is moderator of Washington Post Live, a conference and events arm of the Washington Post. She was the Washington Post's co-bureau chief in Tokyo from 1995 to 1999 and in Mexico City from 2000 to 2005.

Recent statements involving Mary Jordan

"The president's party always gets shellacked in midterms. It's only twice, 1934 and 2002, that the president's party actually gained in both the House and the Senate."

Likens Obama's predicament to 1982, saying, "when Reagan just started out, (unemployment was at) exactly the same point. He was two years into his term. The unemployment was well over 10 percent, and it did come out of it."

Recent stories featuring Mary Jordan

Ghosts of politics past and future haunt Truth-O-Meter:

The ghosts of politics past and future haunted the Truth-O-Meter last week.

AJC PolitiFact Georgia went back in time to explore unemployment during the era of President Ronald Reagan and looked at decades of GOP gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal's tax returns.

We also looked into the future. Deal's opponent former Gov. Roy Barnes promised one where an energy-efficiency retrofitting project brings 10,000 jobs to Georgia. An environmentalist predicted one of oil dependence. And President Barack Obama raised the specter of a country where Social Security is privatized.

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