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UnEmployment

Labor Participation Rate Drops to Fresh 38 Year Low; Record 92.9 Million Americans Not in Labor Force

Lowest print since December 1977 (Infowars) – Another month, another attempt by the BLS to mask the collapse in the US labor force with a goalseeked seasonally-adjusted surge in waiter, bartender and other low-paying jobs. Case in point: after a modest rebound by 0.1% in November, the labor participation rate just slid once more, dropping …

January 9, 2015, 11:04 am ·
Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush’s New Campaign Adviser: “One of the Most Infamous Lobbyists in the World”

Enlists a DC fixer who assisted banks that screwed US taxpayers to the tune of $150 billion (Mother Jones) – After announcing he was forming a presidential exploratory committee last month, former Republican Florida Governor Jeb Bush quickly began pulling together a political operation of strategists, consultants and donors. On Thursday, theWashington Post reported that DC …

January 9, 2015, 11:02 am ·
Pig Farm

Four Charged for Taking Photos of Pig Farm Under Utah’s ‘Ag Gag’ Law

“Groups should enjoy the same First Amendment freedoms as everyone else” (Reason) – Four activists have been charged under Utah’s controversial “ag gag” law, which prohibits taking photos and video, recording audio, or obtaining access “under false pretences” at places “used for the production of livestock, poultry, livestock products, or poultry products.” The activists, all part of the …

January 9, 2015, 11:00 am ·
Jeb Bush

Jeb Sets Fundraising Goal of $100M — in 3 Months!

The former Florida governor is looking to send a message to the rest of the potential field. (Bloomberg) – Jeb Bush’s allies are setting a fundraising goal of $100 million in the first three months of this year—including a whopping $25 million haul in Florida—in an effort to winnow the potential Republican presidential primary field …

January 9, 2015, 10:51 am ·
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Book Tour Puts Rand Paul’s ‘Secret’ Weapon on National Stage

(AP) – Once described as her husband’s secret weapon, Kelley Paul won’t be a secret much longer. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s wife of 24 years is stepping onto the national stage as part of a book tour launching at roughly the same time her husband is expected to enter the 2016 presidential race. It’s a …

January 9, 2015, 10:50 am ·
Michelle Obama

Michelle O Names ‘Food Justice’ Activist

Debra Eschmeyer wants ‘transformation of the current food system’ (Free Beacon) – First Lady Michelle Obama named the new Executive Director of Let’s Move on Thursday, Debra Eschmeyer, a self-described “food justice” activist who believes that all aspects of food production and consumption should be “shared fairly.” Eschmeyer, who grew up on a dairy farm …

January 9, 2015, 10:48 am ·
Obama Swimming

Hawaii Vacation Over, Now Taxpayers to Pay Massive Tab

(Watchdog) – President Barack Obama and his family just spent their Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Kailua. Now it’s time for taxpayers to pick up the tab. While the Obamas and friends who accompany them pay for their own private vacation home rentals on or near Kailua Beach, taxpayers foot a multimillion dollar tab for …

January 9, 2015, 10:44 am ·
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Paris Warzone

French Police Storm Hostage Sites, Killing Gunmen (NY Times) – The French police on Friday killed the two brothers suspected of massacring 12 people at a Paris newspaper on Wednesday and freed a hostage they had been holding unharmed, the authorities said. The police also killed another hostage-taker, described as an associate of the brothers, …

January 9, 2015, 10:43 am ·
Harry Reid

Harry Reid Says He Could Lose Sight in Right Eye After Exercise Accident

(The Blaze) – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Friday that he could permanently lose sight in his right eye as a result of his exercising accident on New Year’s Day. “They’re very hopeful, but you know, this isn’t anything that’s a slam dunk,” Reid said in an interview with NPR radio. “I had …

January 9, 2015, 10:38 am ·
Obama

The 7 Things Obama Isn’t Telling You

(The Blaze) – President Barack Obama said Thursday that his administration has reduced the budget deficit significantly over the past few years — a boast that conveniently leaves out several key details about how the deficit rose so quickly under Obama, and how it really fell. “We’ve done all this while cutting our federal deficit …

January 9, 2015, 10:35 am ·
Cuban Flag

Plundering America: Cuban Criminal Pipeline

‘There’s a whole new sub-class of part-time residents that flow back and forth’ U.S. policy created for humanitarian reasons 50 years ago has fueled a criminal pipeline from Cuba to Florida, enabling crooks from the island to rob American businesses and taxpayers of more than $2 billion over two decades. A yearlong Sun Sentinel investigation …

January 9, 2015, 10:32 am ·
Illegal Aliens

Newspaper Vandalized Over ‘Illegals’ Label

‘It is an appropriate term … if they are in this country illegally’ (Fox News) – A California newspaper will continue to use the term “illegals” to describe people who enter the U.S. without permission, despite an attack on its building by vandals believed to object to the term. The Santa Barbara News-Press’s front entrance …

January 9, 2015, 10:24 am ·
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Texas Declares Amnesty – For School Cupcakes!

(EAG News) - Incoming Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is sending a message … about cupcakes. As Miller’s first act as the state’s head of agriculture, he’s granting amnesty for cupcakes in the state’s schools, according to BigCountryHomepage.com. “We want families, teachers and school districts in Texas to know the Texas Department of Agriculture has abolished …

January 9, 2015, 8:22 am ·
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Boehner Douses Gas Tax Hopes

(Yahoo/Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he doubted there were enough votes in the new Republican-majority Congress to raise gasoline taxes. “I’ve never voted to raise the gas tax,” the Ohio Republican told reporters. Boehner said that when the Democrats controlled Congress, they could not find the votes to raise the …

January 9, 2015, 8:17 am ·
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Nebraska High Court Tosses Suit Over Keystone Pipeline Route

(Yahoo/AP) - Nebraska’s highest court tossed a lawsuit Friday challenging a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying the landowners who sued didn’t have legal standing to do so. The closely watched Nebraska Supreme Court decision could remove a major roadblock for the $7 billion cross-continental project that Republicans have vowed to make a …

January 9, 2015, 8:13 am ·
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Paris Gunman: Hostages Die If Police Storm Terror Brothers

(Yahoo/AP) - A gunman holding at least five hostages in a Paris kosher market has threatened to kill them if French authorities launch an assault on two cornered al-Qaida-linked brothers suspected in a newspaper massacre, a police official said Friday. Terrorists linked to each other seized hostages at two locations around Paris on Friday, facing off …

January 9, 2015, 8:10 am ·
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Black Democrats Push Steve Scalise Apology Tour

(The Hill) - Black lawmakers say House GOP Whip Steve Scalise has to do more than say he’s sorry for addressing a white supremacist group when he was a Louisiana state lawmaker 12 years ago. If Scalise wants to repair his battered image, he needs to put actions behind declarations that he’s no bigot, they say. …

January 9, 2015, 7:54 am ·
hillary clinton

Hillary ‘Furious’ Over Bill’s ‘Part’ In Latest Sex Scandal

(New York Post) - Hillary Clinton is “furious” at husband Bill Clinton, according to Washington insiders, after his name came up in the latest sex scandal involving his disgraced former pal ­Jeffrey Epstein. Sources at the funeral of Mario Cuomo also said they saw a peevish-looking Hillary angrily “storm” past the former president after he dutifully …

January 9, 2015, 7:46 am ·
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French Police Corner Terror Suspects: Ready to ‘Die as Martyrs’

(Newsmax) - French elite forces surrounded two brothers suspected of slaughtering 12 people in the Islamist massacre at Charlie Hebdo as a fresh shooting and hostage drama erupted at a kosher supermarket Friday in eastern Paris. Snipers were deployed on roofs and helicopters swooped low over a small printing business in the town of Dammartin-en-Goele, only …

January 9, 2015, 7:38 am ·