I have to say that despite his obvious loss at the debate the other night, I think Obama just got himself a second term....
The monthly jobless rate dipped below 8 percent for the first time in
nearly four years, according to new economic data that could give
President Obama a campaign-trail lifeline after a disappointing debate
The September report showed the unemployment rate falling to 7.8
percent. The number of jobs added was still a modest 114,000, and many
of them were part time -- but the president's campaign will surely use
the lower rate to boost its argument that the economy is heading in the
"We've begun to fight our way back," Obama said in Wednesday night's debate.
The recovery has been tepid, but the president is trying to show that
it's at least improving. The Labor Department report showed the economy