Hillary Clinton should still be very worried about the economy

Settle down, Dr. Pangloss

Hillary Clinton will need to keep an eye on the economy despite its progress.
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The latest job numbers came out Friday out, and somewhat to everyone's surprise, the labor market recovery keeps trundling along. Despite instability on Wall Street, a widening trade deficit, and what looks like a full-blown financial crisis in China, the economy added 292,000 jobs in December, a solid report to cap off a fairly solid year.

Such data has the Democratic Party and the broader center-left crowing over the fact that President Obama is presiding over economic success. At Politico, Mike Grunwald has compiled a lengthy case that actually, times are good in America, and conservatives and cranky leftists (e.g., Bernie Sanders) are out to lunch.

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