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Boehner’s Election-Year Immigration Restraint; Jobs? What Jobs?; Twitter May Sue Obama Administration; Syria Laughs At Lines In The Sand; Inmate Obamacare – TGIF Friday Morning News Roundup 2-7-2014

February 7, 2014 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Chances for a broad immigration bill to pass this year took a major hit Thursday when House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) ruled out any action until President Obama proves to Republicans’ satisfaction that he is serious about enforcing the laws and no longer will try to work around Congress. Source: The Washington Times… 

 

  • On Friday, the Labor Department reported that the economy added just 113,000  jobs in January. Economists had expected a gain of 180,000 after a very weak report in December. The two months are both far below employment growth trends last year. The unemployment rate was down a tick to 6.6%. Source: Breitbart…

 

  • Twitter says it is prepared to sue the Obama Administration for the right to disclose more details about government surveillance requests. In a blog post on Thursday, the head of global legal policy for the micro-blogging website said a recent agreement between tech groups and the Justice Department did not go far enough to address the company’s concerns. Source: The Hill…

 

  • The Syrian government missed a key deadline Wednesday to turn over its chemical weapons stockpile, renewing concerns that the Assad regime is dragging its feet while the civil war rages on. Source: Fox News… 

 

  • Being arrested in Chicago for, say, drug possession or assault gets you sent to the Cook County Jail to be fingerprinted, photographed and X-rayed. You’ll also get help applying for health insurance. At least six States and counties from Maryland to Oregon’s Multnomah are getting inmates coverage under Obamacare and its expansion of Medicaid, the Federal and State health-care program for the poor. Source: Bloomberg… 

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