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Against all expectations, the unemployment rate fell slightly in July, to 9.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with 117,000 nonfarm jobs added. However, experts are still concerned.
A woman in South Carolina is facing a jury trial for choosing to decorate her truck with an object that the local police chief believes is obscene. I feel that obscenity laws are like the Federal government’s own proverbial gateway drugs: First it makes obscenity laws, then there is systemic censorship, then the Constitution is being rewritten to leave out the 1st Amendment altogether.
The U.S. government may lose more than $1 billion in airline ticket taxes due to a lack of resolution on a partisan standoff concerning the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.
On Tuesday, Sarah Palin’s lawyer issued a press release, stating that the Alaska Attorney General’s office had dismissed an ethics complaint filed against the former Alaska Governor.
Who would you vote for? Someone who promises to give you lollipops every day at school, even though he can’t afford them? Or someone who says he needs to take your desks away because we can’t afford to pay for them.
President Barack Obama turned 50 on Thursday, having celebrated with donors in Chicago on Wednesday night. Also on Wednesday, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign released a video criticizing the former Senator from Chicago.
The team for re-electing President Barack Obama has increased the push for obtaining financing, as campaign workers have looked to several rich donors for substantial sums of money. Obama and his team have raised more than $35 million already from the biggest donors, individuals who are known as “bundlers.”
The United States Secretary of Defense said that cuts to the Pentagon’s budget would present grave risks to the nation’s security.
While much has been made about the debt ceiling compromise, a number of economic experts are not convinced that it will do much to fix America’s financial woes.