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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.
Ed Carson / Investor's Business Daily:
10 reasons why jobs market even worse than weak June employment report  —  Nonfarm payrolls rose by just 80,000 in June, slightly worse than expected and the third straight month of sub-100,000 job growth.  The jobless rate held at 8.2%.  The employment report was disappointing.
Donovan Slack / Politico:
WH: at least the economy is still growing
Doug Mataconis / Outside the Beltway:
June Jobs Report Brings Another Round Of Disappointment
Bill McBride / Calculated Risk:
June Employment Report: 80,000 Jobs, 8.2% Unemployment Rate
Jared Bernstein / On the Economy:
Jobs Report, First Impressions
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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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Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
Romney Halts Vacation to Hold Presser on Kick In the Gut Jobs Numbers
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Gawker
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama hits Romney: ‘Principles matter’
WLWT-TV:
Obama says Romney “reversed himself” on health care
Matt Negrin / ABCNEWS:
Mitt's Million-Dollar Question: What's Romney Really Worth?
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 …
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 …
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Romney-Rice?  —  Erin McPike's “close examination of the [Romney] campaign's activity” at RealClearPolitics suggests four leading contenders for Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick—former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, Ohio senator Rob Portman, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal.
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Rove-Backed Super PAC $25M Ad Buy Attacks Obama  —  Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images  —  The Karl Rove backed GOP super PAC Crossroads GPS announced Friday a new $25 million ad buy in nine battleground states launching next week.  —  The new ad titled “Excuses” will run in Colorado …
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Adele Hampton / The Hill:
Crossroads GPS to spend $25M hitting Obama on jobs, debt
Discussion: CNN
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.
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NPR:
Morgan Freeman: No Black President For U.S. Yet … Morgan Freeman is an Oscar-winning actor, philanthropist and recent recipient of the Lincoln Medal of Honor.  —  Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman joined Tell Me More host Michel Martin to discuss his new movie, The Magic of Belle Isle.
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Randy Barnett / The Volokh Conspiracy:
The Unprecedented Uniqueness of Chief Justice Roberts Opinion  —  I have been out of town and not keeping up with all the chatter about the news that Chief Justice Roberts changed his vote after conference from invalidating the ACA, at least in part, to a vote to uphold it.
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Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
New Leak Explains What Chief Justice Roberts Was Really Thinking in Health Care Cases …
Discussion: PrawfsBlawg
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 …
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 …
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
‘No Child’ Law Whittled Down by White House  —  In just five months, the Obama administration has freed schools in more than half the nation from central provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, raising the question of whether the decade-old federal program has been essentially nullified.
John Merline / Investor's Business Daily:
Disability Ranks Outpace New Jobs In Obama Recovery  —  More workers joined the federal government's disability program in June than got new jobs, according to two new government reports, a clear indicator of how bleak the nation's jobs picture is after three full years of economic recovery.
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