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The Madeleine Brand Show for February 3, 2012

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Congressman Kevin McCarthy, the third most powerful Republican in the House, reacts to today's encouraging job numbers. A big reversal from Susan G. Komen for the Cure - after a funding pull from Planned Parenthood received heavy backlash, the organization changes its mind. The Atlantic's Jeffery Goldberg explains the breaking news. Actress Glenn Close talks about her Oscar nominated role in "Albert Nobbs" and what happened after she boiled that bunny in "Fatal Attraction." Superbowl commercials are Sunday's must-see TV. But many directors aren't waiting for the game to show off their new ads. Reporter Drew Tewksbury profiles the man behind a Volkswagen commercial that's already gone viral online. Hate football? Meghan McCarty has some suggestions for your "Weekend Alibi." And the Dinner Party guys are here with your weekly icebreakers.