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Oct. 4 2010 12:29 PM

The Only News That Matters This Week

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, the last before the election, and Brian Beutler reports that it will show the slump continuing. Realistically, hopes of a good election year for Democrats depended on the economy recovering over the summer. That's what Harry Reid's tone-deaf comment in May, about how the loss of only a few tens of thousands of jobs, was a "good thing" -- Democrats hoped or expected that jobs were coming back.


David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.