June Jobs Report Provides Some Early Fireworks

The fireworks came early this week when the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest monthly jobs report. For the first time in years the report was an unqualified success. Payrolls grew by 288,000 jobs in the month of June—the fifth straight months above 200,000 (for the first time since 2000)—and the unemployment rate fell…
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Reid’s Ironfisted Grip Has Shut the Senate Down

Much has been written about Senate Republicans’ seeming effort to grind the gears of the Senate to a halt through the use of the filibuster. But few have seemed to ask why? The media, either because they are partisan or because the issue is so arcane, has shied away from a deeper dig into one…
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House Passes Payroll Tax Cut Extension, Clock Ticking for Democrats to Act

Eight days ago President Obama urged Congress to extend a payroll tax cut for middle class families and unemployment benefits before the end of the year. “A year ago at this time, both parties came together to cut payroll taxes for the typical American family by about $1,000,” Obama said. “But as soon as this…
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