Daily Archives: May 9, 2011

A rise in the headline rate of unemployment was not the ending President Barack Obama would have chosen for last week. The spectacular triumph of finding and killing Osama bin Laden boosted his poll ratings and set analysts calculating how he might use the event to seize the initiative in Washington. Within days, mixed signals from the labour market sent a reminder of what matters most to Americans between now and the next election. It’s still the economy, Mr President.

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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