- House Democrats trying to force unemployment insurance vote
- Sen. Claire McCaskill to tackle sex assault at college next
- Judge’s order preserves NSA surveillance records
- Refurbished Pollock masterpiece goes on display
- Iditarod becomes mad dash for Nome
- ‘Burger King baby’ now seeks birth mom on Facebook
- Study: 2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees
- Friend: Pistorius shot gun out car without warning
- States wrestle with developing, restricting drones
- Japan marks 3rd anniversary of tsunami disasters
By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - James Pethokoukis
President Obama's decision to name Jack Lew, his chief of staff and former budget director, to be his Treasury secretary sent a depressing signal that the economy and jobs won't be his highest priority in a second term.
We remember Granny. She's the helpless old lady in a wheelchair whom Rep. Paul Ryan, or somebody who was supposed to look like him, pushed over the cliff. That's the way an Obama campaign commercial attempted to demonstrate the heartlessness of the mean ol' Republicans.
It's political "silly season," when everyone says whatever they want — it doesn't matter, no one will know if it's true or not, and whatever is said will be ancient history by tomorrow morning.
"was the same old, same old. The increase in total nonfarm payroll employment was only a smidgen better than the average 2012 employment growth of 153,000 jobs per month," Mr. Pethokoukis writes.
"And that was exactly the same as the average monthly gain for 2011," he adds. "And at that pace, the U.S. won't return to pre-Great Recession employment levels until after 2025, according to the Jobs Gap calculated from the Hamilton Project."