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James Pethokoukis / AEIdeas:
June jobs swoon: America's labor market depression continues  —  This was not the employment report either the American worker or the Obama campaign wanted to see right now.  The Labor Department said the U.S. economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, less than the 90,000 economists had been forecasting.
Associated Press:
US economy added 80,000 jobs in June; unemployment rate unchanged at 8.2 percent  —  WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring that shows the economy is still struggling three years after the recession ended.
Doug Mataconis / Outside the Beltway:
June Jobs Report Brings Another Round Of Disappointment  —  Despite some signs I noted yesterday that suggested that the June jobs report might not be as disappointing as some feared, the slowing trend that we saw starting to develop in March, which continued into April, and got even worse in May, were still there in June.
Donovan Slack / Politico:
WH: at least the economy is still growing  —  The White House took an optimistic view of the June jobs report on Friday, saying that overall unemployment is down nearly one percentage point over the past year.  —  “The economy has now added private sector jobs for 28 straight months …
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
Jared Bernstein / On the Economy:
Jobs Report, First Impressions
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Taegan Goddard's …
Alexander Burns / Politico:
American Bridge hits Mitt's jobs rhetoric  —  Turns out it's not just health care where President Barack Obama sounds a lot like Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.  —  Ahead of the June unemployment numbers release this morning, the Democratic reserach group American Bridge is circulating video …
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WLWT-TV:
Obama says Romney “reversed himself” on health care  —  President talks about health care, economy, and what has changed  —  President talks about health care, economy, and what has changed  —  News 5's Sheree Paolello met with with President Barack Obama Thursday as he made a campaign stop in Maumee …
CNN:
Republicans pin blame for flat jobs report on Obama  —  (CNN) - A weak jobs report Friday was followed quickly by finger pointing from Republicans, who blamed President Barack Obama for enacting policies that have prevented growth and dissuaded employers from hiring.
Matt Negrin / ABCNEWS:
Mitt's Million-Dollar Question: What's Romney Really Worth?
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama hits Romney: ‘Principles matter’
Mike Allen / Politico:
Mitt Romney sets GOP fund-raising record
Carol E. Lee / Washington Wire:   Obama Attacks Romney on Health-Care Shift
BuzzFeed:
Obama: Turn Off Fox News  —  Obama suggests patron ask bar owner to switch off the conservative-leaning cable network.  —  Image by KEVIN LAMARQUE / Reuters  —  PARMA, Ohio — At an unscheduled stop at Ziggy's Pub and Restaurant, an Amherst, Ohio bar, President Barack Obama suggested …
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Emily Goodin / Ballot Box:
Ohioan to Obama: Let's arm-wrestle for vote  —  A voter in Amherst, Ohio, offered to arm-wrestle President Obama in exchange for his vote.  —  The president responded he'd prefer a basketball game, according to a White House pool report.  —  Obama was in Ohio wrapping up day one of a two-day bus tour …
Discussion: CNN, Weasel Zippers and TheBlaze.com
Hunter Walker / Politicker:
President Obama Advised Patrons to Turn Off Fox News in Ohio Pub
Discussion: TVNewser
Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite:
Morgan Freeman: Obama Isn't America's First Black President  —  President Barack Obama told his compelling life story during the campaign leading up to his election in 2008.  Upon his inauguration, many Americans took pride in their country having elected their first black president …
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NPR:
Morgan Freeman: No Black President For U.S. Yet
Discussion: theGrio and New York Magazine
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Three Makes A Trend … - If Paul Clement Is So Good, How Did He Lose the Term's Two Biggest Supreme Court Cases?
Politico:
Sobbing woman thanks Obama for health care law  —  SANDUSKY, Ohio — An emotional Ohio voter personally thanked President Obama for passing a health care overhaul, relating the story of her late sister's battle with cancer.  —  After Obama's speech in Sandusky, he encountered a sobbing Stephanie Miller …
Brandon Blackwell / Plain Dealer:
Clash breaks out at GOP rally supporting Mitt Romney in Parma  —  PARMA, Ohio — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sent two GOP heavyweights to northern Ohio Thursday to beat President Barack Obama's similar bus tour to the punch.  —  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Minnesota …
Robert Scheer / The Huffington Post:
Crime of the Century  —  Forget Bernie Madoff and Enron's Ken Lay — they were mere amateurs in financial crime.  The current Libor interest rate scandal, involving hundreds of trillions in international derivatives trade, shows how the really big boys play.
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
GOP releases ‘Repeal of Obamacare Act’  —  House Republicans late Thursday released their proposal to repeal the 2010 healthcare law, arguing that it has increased healthcare costs, puts Americans at risk of losing coverage and is dragging down the economy.  —  The Repeal of Obamacare Act …
Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress:
Santigold's ‘The Keepers,’ ‘Mad Men’ and Race  —  This last season of Mad Men heightened the debate about the show's approach to race and the 1960s, bringing Dawn, a young secretary, into the office as Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce's first African-American employee.
 
 
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