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Rick Perry’s Sparkling Jobs Record Took a Hit in the Month of August

While Texas's unemployment rate remains below that of the rest of the country, it rose to 8.5 percent last month, the highest in the state since 1987. Some might see lemons, but Perry's spokesman is making lemonade: "Texas is not immune to the effects of the national recession," he wrote in an e-mail blaming President Obama. [WSJ]

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