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October 5th, 2012
11:54 PM ET

Keeping them Honest: Jack Welch interview part 2

Former GE CEO Jack Welch says on AC360: "I've got a tweet out there that I stand by."

CNN's Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi joins the conversation and says to Welch.."You gotta take this opportunity, while everyone is listening to you, to actually say 'Yes Anderson I'm taking that tweet back'..."
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October 5th, 2012
11:25 PM ET

Keeping them Honest: Jack Welch interview with Anderson Cooper

Former GE CEO Jack Welch says on AC360: "I've got a tweet out there that I stand by."

Anderson Cooper asks Welch.."in your heart do you somehow believe they cooked the books?" He says in response.."I don't really know, but I do know this, that these numbers are implausible."
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October 5th, 2012
11:20 PM ET

KTH: Jobs report controversy

Keeping Them Honest: allegations Pres. Obama 'changed numbers' for political gain after unemployment fell to 7.8 percent.

Watch the AC360 Jack Welch interview here:

October 5th, 2012
07:04 PM ET

Letters to the President #1355: 'Breaking the jobs barrier'

Reporter's Note: President Obama is no doubt pleased with the latest jobs report…uh, and my latest letter

Mr. President,

Congratulations on the latest jobs report.  Finally seeing the rate slip below 8 percent must be a great relief for you, and I know many Americans must find it encouraging.  Certainly there is a lot of debate about how it is calculated, and how it compares to all the jobs lost over your term, and yes, I know that we’re basically about even when we count up all the pluses and minuses.

But it is the trend that counts.

People need hope, as you well know after your big campaign four years ago, and movement in the right direction… even if it is halting and small… is more hopeful than movement in the wrong direction.  

Obviously we need a lot more jobs.  I mean A LOT more.  But again, it is nice to see movement.  

So how are you going to celebrate?  Oh wait.  I think I already saw it.  There you were out on the campaign trail with the big cheering crowds, smiling, and ballyhooing the latest news.  I don’t think any one can fairly blame you, even if they hugely disagree with your politics.
After all, more jobs for us are probably the single biggest thing you can do to protect your job… beyond the ads, the speeches, the debates, and everything else.

So congrats again.  Hope your weekend is good.  Call if you can.

Regards,
Tom

Tonight on 360: Jack Welch's Conspiracy Theory on Jobs Report
October 5th, 2012
06:08 PM ET

Tonight on 360: Jack Welch's Conspiracy Theory on Jobs Report

Anderson will talk with former GE CEO Jack Welch tonight about his Twitter comment that's creating a lot of buzz.

"Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can't debate so change numbers," Welch posted on the social media website moments after the U.S. Labor Department said the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September for the first time since Pres. Obama took office in 2009.
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October 5th, 2012
12:30 AM ET

RidicuList: Denver debate performance theory

Post-debate analysis reaches a new level of absurdity... literally.

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October 5th, 2012
12:05 AM ET

Turkey-Syria ties strained by violence

After Syrian attack on Turkish town, Turkey's parliament OKs cross-border military operations. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

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