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State of the Union
Who's watching the kids?
Who's watching the kids?

Quality, affordable child care. It was the first item on President Obama's shopping list in his State of the Union address. If the future is going to be about helping the struggling middle class, he said, quality, affordable child care for working parents is the linchpin. "In today's economy, when having both parents in the workforce is an economic necessity for many families, we need affordable, high-quality child care more than ever. It's not a nice-to-have — it's a must-have," the president said. Rebekah and Ben of Minneapolis, he said in the speech, spend more on child care for sons Jack and Henry than they pay on their mortgage and almost as...