After rumors that the final jobs report before Election Day might be delayed by Hurricane Sandy, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the report, on schedule, this morning.
The report estimates the country added 171,000 jobs in October, with the unemployment rate ticking up slightly to 7.9 percent.
"I think Seasoned executives should NOT PANIC on one Occurrence...It's not Indicative of any Long term Trends."(2)
Michael Bloomberg announced his endorsement of Barack Obama today in a 969-word statement posted on Bloomberg View and his personal website.
President Obama's campaign has released a new ad called "Solid" featuring last week's endorsement from Colin Powell.
The footage consists of Powell responding to questions about the president on CBS "This Morning," when he champions Obama's work on the economy, housing and terrorism.
A meeting between the two executives would have been unthinkable prior to the storm, with Christie emerging as one of the president's most combative and outspoken critics this election cycle, after having been mentioned as a possible nominee to challenge Obama's re-election.
Governor Andrew Cuomo thinks New York needs to prepare for more Sandys and Irenes.(1)
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has spent much of the year assailing President Obama's leadership as a top campaign surrogate for Mitt Romney, praised the president's response to Hurricane Sandy in a couple of morning show interviews earlier today.
"The president has been great," said Christie on "Morning Joe."
A new Siena poll of the 19th congressional district shows the Democratic challenger, Julian Schreibman, and President Obama both improving their standing in the right-leaning district, which stretches from the Hudson Valley up to the Capital Region.
Schreibman has cut the lead of incumbent Rep. Chris Gibson from 16 points in September, down to just five, with a week to go until Election Day.
Here's Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the New York City Office of Emergency Management, in Brooklyn, where he and other officials are tracking Hurricane Sandy.(1)
As the battleground states progressively tightened and the national polls settled into a dead heat, President Obama always had Ohio.
The all-important swing state has consistently favored the president in poll after poll, even as his margins in other states closed following a lackluster showing in the first presidential debate.
But now it could be an open question too.(3)
President Obama's October slide is hurting Democratic candidates across the country and dimming the party's hopes of re-taking the House, according to pollsters and operatives who talked to Politico.
But in New York, the president's coattails seem to be getting longer.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks Mitt Romney has no values and President Obama shouldn't get credit for killing Osama bin Laden.
Romney "walked away from everything he did," Bloomberg told the Atlantic.
A new Associated Press-Gfk poll shows Mitt Romney leading President Obama, 47 percent to 45 percent, thanks mainly to his improved standing with women voters.
Romney, who trailed Obama by 16 points among women in the same survey a month ago, has now drawn even with the president, 47 to 47.(1)