(Be warned, there’s a Romney rally on at the CBS link now – so, if you have a weak stomach, don’t click for a while)
Seen through a wire screen, President Obama conducts a conference call to update New York Gov. Cuomo and other New York officials on the ongoing federal government response to Hurricane Sandy, Nov. 1. The President made the call backstage at the University of Colorado in Boulder. (Pete Souza)
The Springfield speech:
5:0: VP Biden at Superior Middle School, Wisconsin (listed by CNN)
5:25: Michelle Obama at Virginia State University (C-Span)
5:45: Bill Clinton at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida (listed by CNN)
Steve Benen: …. the figures offer good economic news for the American people, and good political news for President Obama. The U.S. economy created 171,000 jobs in October, far more than expected, while American businesses created 184,000 jobs – the best month for the private sector since February.
The overall unemployment rate ticked slightly higher, to 7.9%, but that’s the result of a positive trend – more Americans entered the workforce, which is exactly what we’d hope to see in an improving economy.
Even more encouraging, the new report revised job totals from August and September, and both were updated in a good direction, adding a combined 84,000 ….. so far in 2012 (which still has two months to go), the economy has created over 1.56 million jobs, which is already better than five of the eight years of the Bush/Cheney era.