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Jobs Report Friday

The U.S. economy added 80,000 jobs and the unemployment rate didn’t budge from 8.2%. There are only four more jobs reports due before Election Day and President Obama will be facing serious headwinds if that rate doesn’t start moving down. For Mitt Romney, the news couldn’t come at a better time – he’s dying to shift the focus back on job creation and away from health care, offshoring and outsourcing.

 

President Obama made his most detailed attack yet on Mitt Romney’s evolving position on health care reform, accusing his rival of abandoning his principles.

 

Rupert Murdoch is leading a conservative battle against Mitt Romney, and it’s a reminder that the base of the Republican party never liked or trusted the man they’re about to nominate for president.

 

Paul Krugman has a must-read column today about why the Obama campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s record of outsourcing and offshoring at Bain Capital are fair game.

 

The New York Times reports on how the Obama administration is quietly dismantling George W. Bush’s signature “No Child Left Behind” education law, granting more than half of the states waivers freeing them from the law’s more onerous regulations.

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