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Obama Begins Job Search

I was surprised to see this photo. I mean, the economy could improve by October or so. But everyone knows it’s always best to be safe, especially when there are mouths to feed. H/T to hypervocal.

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Blogger’s Head Explodes

I was in the East Room yesterday, listening to President Obama speak at the unveiling of the official George W. Bush portrait, and that’s when it happened: My head exploded. I felt terrible. I mean, it hurt, yes, but mostly I was just mortified. The General Services Administration had to come in and clean everything up. I’m pretty sure some of it got on the

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Obama Offers “Regret” to Polish President

White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed today that President Obama had sent a letter to Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on the matter of Obama’s use of the term “Polish death camps.” Earnest said it was inaccurate to say Obama “apologized” for the incident, which occurred as Obama posthumously awarded the Medal of Freedom Tuesday to Polish World War II hero Jan Karski. But

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Boy, This is Getting Old

From the White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman: The Employment Situation in May Posted by Alan B. Krueger on June 1, 2012 at 9:34AM EDT Problems in the job market were long in the making and will not be solved overnight.  The economy lost jobs for 25 straight months beginning in February 2008, and over 8 million jobs were lost as a result of the

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Obamanomics Fail: Unemployment Rate Rises

The unemployment rate rose from 8.1 percent to 8.2 percent in May, and the economy generated 69,000 new jobs, some 86,000 less than the 155,000 that were expected. The economy needs to create about 150,000 jobs a month just to keep pace with the expansion of the population and maintain employment at a steady level. In April, the economy created only 77,000 jobs. The White House

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Obama Snubbed Lech Walesa

The White House rejected Poland’s request that Lech Walesa receive the Medal of Honor on behalf of Polish World War II hero Jan Karski, according to the Wall Street Journal: The mood soured a bit before Tuesday’s award ceremony. The Poles wanted Lech Walesa to receive the medal on Karski’s behalf, but the White House nixed the choice. Last year, during Mr. Obama’s visit to

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