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  • The Obama Family's Summer Highlights

    09/06/2010 12:57:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    politico ^ | 9/6/10 | AMIE PARNES
    As the first family has traveled up and down the Eastern seaboard (and occasionally beyond) for various summer excursions, they’ve given us a number of picture-perfect moments. Remember when the president and Sasha took a dip in Panama City Beach, Fla.? Or how Michelle Obama strode through the streets of Marbella in southern Spain? Not to mention the almost-famous bike ride President Barack Obama took (in long pants!) at Martha's Vineyard. Malia made it to the Vineyard too; sadly, however, we didn’t get a peek of her at sleepaway camp. With summer coming to an end, POLITICO takes a look...
  • 'Recovery Summer' Ends With Economic Pothole (Whew! It's finally over!)

    09/05/2010 5:59:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/03/10 | Scott Horsley
    'Recovery Summer' Ends With Economic Potholeby Scott Horsley September 3, 2010 Whatever happened to recovery summer? This was supposed to be the season the economy heated up, thanks to a wave of public works projects, funded by the government's stimulus program. But summer is coming to an end, and the recovery has not taken root. (The Labor Department on Friday reported a slight rise in the unemployment rate to 9.6 percent in August as more people were looking for work.) And before long, stimulus dollars will be fading like autumn leaves. None of that is encouraging for President Obama, who...
  • August Employment Report: Unemployment- 9.6%, Minus 54,000 jobs.

    09/03/2010 5:37:58 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    Per CNBC TV.
  • "Recovery Summer" Democrats’ Claims vs. America’s Realities

    09/01/2010 9:13:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    pop.gov ^ | 9/1/10 | House Republicans
    “Welcome to Recovery” –Treasury Secretary Tim F. Geithner, (Op-Ed, August 3, 2010) CLAIM #1 – A January 2009 report authored by Christina Romer, President Obama’s chief economist, and Jared Bernstein, Vice President Biden’s chief economist and economic policy advisor, predicted that the $814 billion stimulus bill would keep unemployment below 8 percent. * America’s Reality: Since the stimulus was signed into law, the unemployment rate reached a 27 year high of 10.2 percent. Currently, the unemployment stands at 9.5 percent and has not dropped below 9.5 percent in 12 months. CLAIM #2 – On February 17, 2009, President Obama stated,...
  • You Call This a 'Recovery'?

    08/27/2010 8:32:52 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    So this is the economic growth that by far the largest Keynesian stimulus in American history produces? President Obama’s $814 billion in stimulus, a more than $1.3 trillion annual deficit for the second year in a row, has produced what the administration has declared is the long awaited "Summer of Recovery." Last fall the economy grew at a reasonable 5 percent annual rate, though even that was not particularly fast for a "recovery." Yet, it has dropped since then: during January through March, the growth rate dropped to 3.7 percent and April through June, 1.6 percent. But Americans didn't need...
  • Democrats move to shore up faltering recovery (RATS have time to do even more damage?)

    08/24/2010 10:24:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/24/10 | Lori Montgomery and Neil Irwin
    Democrats move to shore up faltering recoveryBy Lori Montgomery and Neil Irwin Tuesday, August 24, 2010; 11:17 PM A rapidly weakening economy threatens to undermine President Obama's assertion that he has set the nation on a path to prosperity and, with barely two months until congressional midterm elections, Democrats find themselves with few options for reviving the faltering recovery. The latest sign that the economy is losing steam: Home sales fell 27 percent in July, the steepest one-month drop since figures were first compiled in 1968, according to a report released Tuesday. Analysts had expected sales to decline following the...
  • What Recovery Summer?

    08/21/2010 8:16:32 AM PDT · by Son House · 16 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | August 6th, 2010 | J.D. Foster
    The Obama Administration announced “Recovery Summer” in June to highlight the expected gains in jobs and economic strength resulting from Obama’s stimulus.. Well, maybe next summer. Initial estimates from the Department of Labor (DOL) suggest the economy shed a whopping 131,000 jobs in July while employment for the prior two months was revised down by 97,000 jobs. The unemployment rate held steady in August at 9.5 percent despite a drop in employment, because the number of people in the workforce also declined as workers appear to be giving up in the face of persistent high unemployment. To an important extent,...
  • 'Just a bad trend' - 500,000 jobless claims

    08/19/2010 8:44:02 AM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 8/19/2010 | Julianne Pepitone
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- A government report Thursday brought bad news for workers and the economy: The number of unemployed Americans seeking a financial lifeline has reached its highest level in nine months. Last week, the number of first-time filers for unemployment insurance rose for the third time in a row, to 500,000, according to a Labor Department report released Thursday. There were 488,000 claims filed the previous week. "This 500,000 level is very difficult, on both a psychological and semi-technical level," said Tim Quinlan, an economist at Wells Fargo. Initial claims had been hovering in the mid- to upper-400,000s...
  • Temperatures continue well below average in Southern California

    08/10/2010 7:19:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    whittierdailynews.com/ ^ | 08/09/2010 04:09:43 PM PDT | Hector Gonzalez
    The average temperature in July was 79 degrees, five degrees below normal, and the first eight days of this month also have been five to six degrees below normal, weather experts said That could put Southern California on track for a near-record-low summer, but it's still too early to say, according to weather experts. The Los Angeles area, in fact, has had below-normal temperatures every month since April. On Monday forecasters were monitoring a high-pressure system developing to the north that could swing over Southern California by Sunday and heat things into the mid-90s in some inland areas, she said....
  • Desperation Grows as Unemployment Benefits End

    08/02/2010 3:18:07 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 173 replies · 37+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 2, 2010 | Michael Luo
    ... Ms. Jarrin is part of a hard-luck tribe of jobless whose members have taken to calling themselves “99ers,” because they have exhausted the maximum 99 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits that they can claim. For them, the resolution recently of the lengthy Senate scrum over extending jobless benefits was no balm. The measure renewed two federal programs that extended jobless benefits in this recession beyond the traditional 26 weeks to anywhere from 60 to 99 weeks, depending on the state’s unemployment rate. But many jobless have now exceeded those limits. They are adjusting to a new, harsh reality with...
  • Biden says Recovery Act is on track (Joe is back on the sauce again)

    07/31/2010 8:08:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 2+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/30/10
    Biden says Recovery Act is on trackPublished: July 30, 2010 at 2:35 PM WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the 2009 Recovery Act had saved or created 750,000 jobs in the second quarter, the highest quarterly total to date. "This record number reflects the early impact of our surge in projects across the country as part of "Recovery Summer," Biden said in a statement. He said the 750,000 jobs were the result of $80 billion in federal spending, 17 percent of the $787 billion package. Biden said the reporting on the jobs was "not perfect...
  • Cool summer: L.A. sets more low-temperature records

    07/30/2010 9:07:00 AM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies · 1+ views
    LAT ^ | 7/29/2010 | Shelby Grad
    The unusually cool summer continued in Southern California, where several new record-low temperatures were recorded on Wednesday. The 68-degree low at Los Angeles International Airport broke the old record low for the day, which was 70 degrees in 1991. Santa Barbara (68) and San Luis Obispo (69) broke records as well. The temperature at USC, 75, tied the record low set in 1999. UCLA also set a record, 56 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. While the region saw a heat wave a few weeks ago, temperatures have been gradually going down again as July comes to an end....
  • Sweaty misery in Philadelphia

    07/24/2010 3:19:14 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | July 24,2010 | Tom Avril
    Through Thursday, the temperature at Philadelphia International Airport has averaged 81.8 degrees for the month, 4.4 degrees above normal. The way forecasts are shaping up, the city is headed for its third-hottest July on record, a shade behind 82.4 in 1872 and 82.1 in 1994. The last below-normal day in the city was July 2; there have been just six below-normal days in Philadelphia in the last two months.
  • Obama, family going to Martha's Vineyard in August

    07/23/2010 4:10:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies · 4+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 23, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is taking his family back to Martha's Vineyard, Mass., for summer vacation next month. The White House announced the vacation plans on Friday, one day after disclosing that the Obamas would overnight somewhere along Florida's oil-threatened Gulf Coast on the weekend of Aug. 14.
  • Stan Cox Wants to Ban Air Conditioning

    07/12/2010 1:25:38 PM PDT · by Marcus · 105 replies · 6+ views
    Associated Content ^ | July 12th, 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    Proving that there is no folly fallacious enough that it can't be written down, both in a book and in an oped in the Washington Post, Stan Cox, an agricultural scientist, has proposed to ban or greatly restrict air conditioning.
  • UK heatwave may have caused hundreds of deaths (U.K. Health Protection Agency)

    07/10/2010 1:00:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | July 10, 2010 | David Batty
    Britain's heatwave could have caused a sharp rise in deaths over the past two weeks, health officials warned today. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said its analysis of government data on death rates in June or July over the past decade revealed there had been several hundred "excess deaths" in the past two weeks, which could be due to the heat. "Although these are very preliminary data, experts suggest that the hot weather may have been the cause for some of the increase," a HPA spokesman said.
  • Miss Me Yet?

    07/07/2010 1:14:23 PM PDT · by Stoutcat · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 07-07-10 | Stoutcat
    In case you wondered where I’ve been since last week, I’ll tell you first what I haven’t been doing. I haven’t been at work; I haven’t been spending upwards of $100 a week for my public transportation; I also haven’t been spending 5 hours commuting to and from work each day. What I have been doing is spending time here: Red River Beach, in Harwich, MA.
  • The last hurrah of summer

    As the last firecracker sizzled in the night, I heaved a sigh of relief. It is not that I do not enjoy a good firework display, but after all, when you have seen one firecracker they are all just about the same. The thing they all have in common is they cost money. That is my problem. Blowing up bushels of dollars in the air does not seem very exciting to me. But the Fourth of July celebration has a different meaning for me. Certainly, I revere and celebrate the patriotic significance of the Fourth of July and faithfully pray...
  • Free summer lunches feeding more kids locally and statewide (Dayton OH)

    06/18/2010 6:52:01 AM PDT · by relictele · 27 replies · 386+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 18 Jun 2010 | Cornelius Frolik
    More children in the Dayton area and Ohio are relying on free summer meal programs. In 2009, schools and community groups in Montgomery County served 510,496 free summer meals, a 20 percent increase since 2007, according to the Ohio Department of Education. Statewide, schools and community groups last year served 3.56 million free summer meals, an increase of 10 percent from 2008 and 17 percent from 2007, according to federal data. Food service officials expect the numbers to be even higher this year. Money is tight in the home of Amanda Gyldholm, a 32-year-old single mother of four who is...
  • Poll: Will you vacation in Arizona this Summer?

    04/29/2010 5:28:15 AM PDT · by aquapub · 37 replies · 810+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4-29-10 | Robert Moon
    Arizona is under attack. Absurd left-wing hysterics are throwing violent, half-witted tantrums day-and-night over the state's "controversial" new law requiring people to endure the tragedy of identifying themselves.