The Spin Machine will need to work overtime again this weekend.
The unemployment rate rose last month in some states considered key to the U.S. presidential election, including Iowa and Nevada, data from the Labor Department showed on Friday.
Overall, unemployment rates were mixed in states across the nation. Jobless rates rose in 26 states in August from July, fell in 12 states and the District of Columbia, and was unchanged in another 12 states.
Compared with last year, jobless rates fell in 42 states, rose in seven and remained the same in one.
Half the battleground states saw an uptick, with Nevada being hit hardest as its rate went above 12%.
The administration is changing its story about Libya every day, new manufacturing numbers show the sector at its lowest point in three years and now this news hits. And the Washington Post says Romney is the one who had a bad week.
Bias? What bias?