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Liberty Newspost Oct-08-2012

Liberty Newspost Oct-08-2012

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Curated News Editionhttp://www.LibertyNewspost.com- 08/10/12
Submitted at 10/7/2012 4:45:44 PM
The Obama campaign argued onSunday that thelatest jobs report,showing a national unemploymentrate under 8 percent for the firsttime since the president took office, has undermined MittRomney’s central message.Obama campaign adviser DavidAxelrod even suggested someRomney backers were rooting forbad news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, believing that asunemployment rises, so does theRepublican nominee’s politicalprospects.“I understand that for some whosupport Governor Romney, it wasdisappointing that the economy isimproving, that that numberticked down,” Axelrod saidSunday on CBS’s “Face theNation.”From the outset, Romney’spresidential campaign has beenbased largely on PresidentObama’s economic shortcomings,in general, and the persistentlyhigh unemployment rate,specifically.“Three years later, unemploymentis still above 8 percent,” Romneysaid in Stratham, N.H., on June 2,2011, the day he announced hiscandidacy.In closing remarks at lastWednesday’s debate, Romneyreminded voters that “we’ve had43 straight months withunemployment above 8 percent.”But with Friday’s news thatunemployment has dipped to 7.8percent, the Republican nomineehas been forced to modify anattack he has levied countlesstimes.“I think what it does do is robGovernor Romney of one of thetalking points you heard in the lastdebate,” Axelrod said. “Youknow, for months he was runningaround the country, saying, ‘Well,this president’s lost jobs.’ Wellno, now we’ve net gained jobsunder this president.”In fact, total nonfarmemployment remains 61,000 jobsbelow where it stood in January2009, when Obama took office.But there are 4.3 million more jobs now than there were inFebruary 2010, according to BLS.Republican strategist MikeMurphy on NBC’s “Meet thePress” accused the Obamacampaign of “trying to start aparade about economic statistics”that basically show a return to theconditions on Obama’sinauguration day.Romney campaign adviser EdGillespie said on ABC’s “ThisWeek” that the new jobs report isnothing to celebrate:“The numbers themselves arevery damning,” Gillespie said.“When you look at it, there werefewer jobs created in Septemberthan were created in August,fewer jobs created in August thanwere created in July.”“If labor force participation waswhat it was when the presidenttook office, unemployment wouldbe around 10.7 percent,” headded. Callum Borchers can bereached atcallum.borchers@globe.com.Follow him onTwitter@callumborchers.This entry passed through theFull-Text RSSservice — if this isyour content and you're reading iton someone else's site, please readthe FAQ atfivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.FiveFiltersrecommends:IncineratingAssange - The Liberal Media GoTo Work .
Submitted at 10/7/2012 3:16:41 PM
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Submitted at 10/8/2012 12:23:06 AM
Jorge Silva/ReutersPresident Hugo Chávez, whofaced down his strongestchallenge in over a decade,celebrated Sunday night inCaracas.CARACAS, Venezuela —PresidentHugo Chávez, long afiery foe of Washington, won re-election on Sunday, facing downcancer and the strongest electoralchallenge of his nearly 14 years inoffice and gaining a new mandateto deepen his socialist revolution.Voters lined up in Caracas onSunday to choose betweenPresident Hugo Chávez andHenrique Capriles Radonski.Though his margin of victory wasmuch narrower than in pastelections, he still won handily.With 90 percent of the votestallied, Mr. Chávez received 54percent, to 45 percent for hisopponent, Henrique CaprilesRadonski, the national electioncouncil said. Fireworks erupted inCaracas after the news, andChávez supporters celebrated inthe streets.“This is a country full of love,”Caravayo Mercedes, 50, saidexultingly, waving a Venezuelanflag. “Let Chávez reign forever.”Motorbikes and trucks full of Chávez supporters whizzed by,some firing gunshots in the air.Shortly before 11:30 p.m. localtime, Mr. Chávez stepped outonto the balcony of thepresidential palace in Caracas andwaved to a sea of jubilantsupporters. “My words of recognition go out from here to allwho voted against us, arecognition for their democratic
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Submitted at 10/8/2012 12:15:23 AM
By Andrew Cawthorne andEyanir ChineaCARACAS| Mon Oct 8, 20121:15am EDT(Reuters) - Venezuela's socialistPresident Hugo Chavezcomfortably won re-election onSunday, quashing the opposition'sbest chance at unseating him in 14years and cementing himself as adominant figure in modern LatinAmerican history.A fist-pumping Chavez ledthrongs of supporters incelebration from the balcony of the presidential palace - justmonths after cancer treatment hadtaken him out of the public eyeand left him fending off rumors hewas dying.A new six-year term will extendhis rule of the OPEC memberstate to two decades, giving him achance to deepen his oil-revenue-fueled socialism while continuingto support left-wing allies in LatinAmerica, though a possiblerecurrence of cancer still hangsover him."Today we've shown thatVenezuela's democracy is one of the best democracies in the world,and we will continue to show it,"the 58-year-old Chavez shouted,dressed in a signature red shirtand waving a replica sword of independence hero SimonBolivar.Crowds roared, and the smoke of fireworks clouded the air.Chavez took 54.42 percent of thevote, with 90 percent of theballots counted, compared with44.97 percent for youngopposition candidate HenriqueCapriles.Since taking power in 1999, theflamboyant former soldier hasbecome a global flag bearer of "anti-imperialism," gleefullybaiting the U.S. government whilebefriending leaders from Iran toBelarus whom the West viewswith suspicion.At home, casting himself as anheir to independence hero SimonBolivar, Chavez has pouredbillions of dollars in oil revenuesinto anti-poverty programs, andskillfully used his humble rootsand folksy oratory to build a closeconnection with the masses."Chavez is my joy. He willcontinue protecting the poor anddefenseless," said GladysMontijo, 54, a teacher.Highlighting relief among LatinAmerican allies, ArgentinePresident Cristina Fernandezwrote via Twitter: "Your victoryis our victory! And the victory of South America and theCaribbean!"Opposition leaders appearedcrushed by the loss, with someCapriles supporters bursting intotears at his campaign headquartersas the news sank in.The youthful state governor puton a brave face, celebrating his"house-by-house" campaign as thestart of a long road to changingthe direction of the country."I hope a political movement thathas been in power for 14 yearsunderstands that almost half thecountry does not agree with it," asubdued and tired-lookingCapriles told crestfallensupporters.Chavez's victory wasconsiderably slimmer than his winof 25 percentage points in 2006,reflecting anger at his failure tofix basic problems such as crime,blackouts and corruption.Record turnout of 80 percent onSunday will boost Chavez'sdemocratic credentials, thoughcritics said his use of stateresources made a mockery of fairness during the campaign.WHAT NEXT?After heavy campaign spending,South America's biggest oilexporter faces growing pressure todevalue its currency in 2013,likely spurring inflation that hasbeen a top complaint of Chavezsympathizers.In the past, Chavez has takenadvantage of election wins topress forward with radicalreforms. His often-capriciousnationalizations may now turn tosome untouched corners of Venezuela's banking, food andhealth industries.Cancer, though, could changethat.The constitution says if anincumbent steps down in the firstfour years of a six-year term, anew vote would be called. Undersuch a scenario, Capriles oranother opposition candidatewould have another crack atpower.During a year's treatment startingin mid-2011, Chavez enduredthree operations for two canceroustumors, and chemotherapy thatleft him bald, exhausted andfearing death at his lowest point.He wrongly declared himself cured once, and repeated that inJuly after a recurrence, promptingskepticism from doctors who saythat at least two years must passbefore a cancer patient can begiven a clean bill of health.Chavez has looked bloated and attimes exhausted in recent months,but he ran a surprisingly energeticend to his campaign, evenmanaging to dance, sing andstrum a guitar at rallies.Any sign of a downturn in hishealth in the future would stoke asuccession debate in the rulingSocialist Party.Congress head Diosdado Cabello,Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduroand Vice President Elias Jaua alllook well-placed for a potentialpush for leadership.But none of Chavez's allies comeanywhere near his popularity, soif there were to be anotherelection, Capriles could be afavorite after a widely praisedcampaign that has made him well-known across the nation of 29million people.Though the 40-year-old Caprilesis the once-rudderless opposition'sbest leader of the Chavez era, hisposition is not guaranteed. Thereare other young political figures -including Zulia state governorPablo Perez and telegenic formerCaracas district mayor LeopoldoLopez - waiting in the wings.STATE ELECTIONS AHEADNow, Capriles and other leadersof the Democratic Unity coalitionmust dust themselves off andprepare for state governorshipelections in December, when theywill hope at least to increase theopposition's influence at the locallevel.Chavez's new six-year termbegins on January 10.His latest election win continuesa remarkable story that beganwith his birth on July 28, 1954 ina mud hut belonging to hisgrandmother in the rural village of Sabaneta.
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