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Politics

Economic news forces Romney to tweak message

From the day in June 2011 when he announced his White House bid to the night last week when he delivered a commanding debate performance, Mitt Romney has slammed President Obama for a national unemployment rate that remained above 8 percent for 43 straight months.

But with Friday’s news that unemployment has dipped to 7.8 percent, the Republican nominee has been forced to modify an attack he has levied countless times.

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