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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Unemployment rate hits 9.4 percent

With companies in no mood to hire, the unemployment rate jumped to 9.4 percent in May, the highest in more than 25 years. But the pace of layoffs eased, with employers cutting 345,000 jobs, the fewest since September.

The much smaller-than-expected reduction in payroll jobs, reported by the Labor Department on Friday, adds to evidence that the recession is loosening its hold on the country. It marked the fourth straight month that the pace of layoffs slowed.

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Just who is really destroying America?

Didn’t take long for Rush Limbaugh to offer his own, twisted, fantasy-driven view of President Barack Obama’s speech to the Muslim world.

The mouth that roared immediately claimed Obama is trying to destroy America by reaching out to Muslims. Limbaugh told his brain-dead followers that if al Qaeda wants to destroy America it had better hurry before Obama beats them to it.

Looks like Rush is popping Oxycontin again.

Obama wasn’t even a Senator when the Republican Party that Limbaugh so reveres set out to destroy America.

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DHS nominee faces questions on CIA tactics

The Obama administration’s pick for a top intelligence post at the Homeland Security Department is expected to face questions from senators about his ties to the CIA’s harsh interrogations of terror suspects.

At issue is the extent of Philip Mudd’s involvement in the CIA’s interrogation program while he was a senior official at the agency during the Bush administration. Mudd was nominated to be under secretary of intelligence and analysis at Homeland Security. His confirmation hearing is expected next week.

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Public health insurance plan threatens deal

President Barack Obama’s hopes for a bipartisan health deal seemed in jeopardy Thursday as GOP senators protested his renewed support for a new public health insurance plan, and a key Democratic chairman declared that such a plan would likely be in the Senate’s bill.

A public plan that would compete with private insurers is opposed by nearly all Republicans. Obama long has supported it, but he had avoided going into detail about his health goals, leaving the specifics to Congress and emphasizing hopes for a bipartisan bill.

That changed when Obama released a letter Wednesday to two Senate Democrats saying he believed strongly in the need for a new public plan.

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In Mideast, Obama tries even-handed approach

There he was, in the heart of the Muslim world, explaining the American mindset to Muslims and the world of Islam to Americans, with the bearing of a college professor.

In his long-awaited speech at the University of Cairo, President Barack Obama took a measured, on-the-one-hand, on-the-other-hand approach to some of the most charged issues on the planet.

There were no new policy pronouncements on the Mideast, Afghanistan, nuclear weapons or other flashpoints in the Muslim world.

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Obama reaches out to Muslims

President Obama’s positive and conciliatory speech was well received by his audience at Cairo University and across the Muslim world generally, and, as much as a single speech can, it may indeed signal, as he said, a new beginning between the United States and Muslims based on mutual interest and respect.

The speech was the subject of intense interest in the Muslim world, and especially among Arab nations, where it was extensively broadcast live. Even radical Hezbollah TV in Lebanon carried it. In Iran, however, it was jammed.

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Spending our way into oblivion

President Dwight Eisenhower gave the nation a farewell address 48 years ago in which he outlined an urgent warning.

That warning is coming true. We are spending our way into oblivion.

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Just another day in the neighborhood

It’s just another typical day in the neighborhood filled, as Walter Cronkite used to say, "with the events that alter and illuminate our times."

First there’s the question whether the Obama-designed bailout of General Motors and Chrysler will work or whether ultimately the taxpayers will be stuck with an enormous bill trying to save the un-savable, leaving Ford to carry the torch for an industry that once was the envy of the world.

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Another Gitmo setback for Obama

Lawmakers Thursday dealt another blow to President Barack Obama’s plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, denying a request for extra funds and restricting the transfer and release of detainees.

The House Appropriations subcommittee, tasked with funding the Justice Department and other agencies, threw out a request for 60 million dollars to help the department shutter the prison on the US naval base in southern Cuba.

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Obama should reconsider closing Gitmo

President Obama has the perfect reason to abandon his foolish promise to close Guantanamo: The American people overwhelmingly reject his policy. Popular opinion aside, keeping Gitmo full of homicidal Muslim maniacs still makes sense.

Among 1,015 adults USA Today/Gallup surveyed between May 29-31, 65 percent oppose closing Guantanamo and moving some detainees to U.S. prisons. Only 32 percent favor this proposal. Asked if they want Gitmo shut and some detainees transferred to "a prison in your state," 74 percent of respondents disagree; just 23 percent approve.

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