GOP quick to criticize president over jobs report
March 9th, 2012
09:18 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP quick to criticize president over jobs report

Washington (CNN) - National Republicans were quick to attack the White House over the February jobs report.

Just ten minutes after the Labor Department reported Friday that the nation's unemployment level remained unchanged last month at 8.3%, with 227,000 jobs created, the Republican National Committee issued a press released on the report, which arguably showed the most important economic numbers in the battle for the White House.
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DNC hits Romney on individual mandate
March 9th, 2012
08:58 AM ET
2 years ago

DNC hits Romney on individual mandate

(CNN) – National Democrats continued to hit Mitt Romney Friday, releasing a web video criticizing the GOP presidential candidate for changing positions on government requirements to purchase health insurance.

The video is the latest in a series of hits on Romney from the Democratic National Committee, which has focused almost exclusively on the former Massachusetts governor in the lead-up to November's general election fight against President Barack Obama.
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February jobs report: Unemployment holds amid solid hiring
March 9th, 2012
08:32 AM ET
2 years ago

February jobs report: Unemployment holds amid solid hiring

New York (CNNMoney) - Hiring remained strong in February, but the overall job market is not out of the woods yet.

Employers added 227,000 jobs in February, the Labor Department reported Friday, a pinch slower than in January, when the economy added 284,000 jobs.

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Filed under: Economy • Jobs
Obama quietly prepares for fall as Republicans fight
March 9th, 2012
07:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama quietly prepares for fall as Republicans fight

Washington (CNN) - The campaigns of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney don't agree on much. But on one subject, officials from both sides are in sync.

As the GOP primary race goes into its third official month, the biggest winner appears to be the president.

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, March 9, 2012
March 9th, 2012
04:32 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, March 9, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Romney: The South is an 'away game'
The former Massachusetts governor knows he is not in Boston anymore as he faces a handful of critical contests in the nation's Deep South over the next three weeks, more than enough time for the momentum in the GOP race to swing back to his rivals once again.

CNN: Hoyer predicts Democrats win back House if economic upswing continues
The No. 2 House Democrat predicted Thursday that, if the economy continues to improve, Democrats will win control of the House of Representatives in November. "I think our chances are reasonably good that we can take back the House, and if the economy continues to perform as it's been performing, I think we will take back the House," House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, told reporters in his Capitol Hill office.

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