(CNN) – Top Republicans responded to new job numbers released Friday, which showed a lower-than-expected increase of 120,000 jobs in March and a slight slip in the unemployment rate to 8.2%.
Republican leaders used the moment to pin the president over the still-struggling economy.
New York (CNNMoney) – Hiring slowed dramatically in March, clouding optimism about the strength of the recovery.
Employers added 120,000 jobs in the month, the Labor Department reported Friday, marking a significant slowdown in hiring from February, when the economy added 240,000 jobs.
New York (CNNMoney) – The government on Friday will release its March jobs report, a crucial measure of the health of the economy.
Economists surveyed by CNNMoney expect the report to show that employers added 200,000 jobs in March, and that the unemployment rate fell by 0.1% to 8.2%.
(CNN) – Washington Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry spent Thursday firmly defending, explaining and elaborating upon on a comment many feel was disparaging to Asians in his district.
The remark came Tuesday, following his victory in the primary to retain his Ward 8 council seat. During a speech about the dire need for economic improvements in his ward, the city's poorest, Barry said, “We've got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops."
(CNN) - Your guide to where the race stands for the Republican presidential nomination:
GOP delegate estimate (as of 4/5/2012):
- Mitt Romney: 657
- Rick Santorum: 273
- Newt Gingrich: 137
- Ron Paul: 71
Needed to clinch GOP nomination: 1,144
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Washington (CNN) – The same week that a report documented massive overspending at the General Services Administration, a video emerged Thursday showing an agency employee joking about the excess spending and saying he would never be investigated for it.
The video also mentions an awards program for employees that gave out $200,000 worth of taxpayer-funded iPods, electronics and gift cards to entry-level government employees.
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CNN: Santorum campaign disputes delegate counts as it claims race is closer
Rick Santorum's campaign is again trying to push back on the narrative that Mitt Romney basically has the Republican nomination fight sewn up. In a new memo, obtained by CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger, the campaign's delegate strategist John Yob maintained that several factors are not being accurately reported that will help Santorum in the hunt for the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.
CNN: Video prompts more outrage over GSA spending
The same week that a report documented massive overspending at the General Services Administration, a video emerged Thursday showing an agency employee joking about the excess spending and saying he would never be investigated for it. The video also mentions an awards program for employees that gave out $200,000 worth of taxpayer-funded iPods, electronics and gift cards to entry-level government employees.