Archive for December 29th, 2011

29
Dec
11

in memory

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama step aboard the USS Arizona Memorial where the President laid a wreath. Accompanying them is Admiral Robert Willard, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, and his wife Donna.

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are pictured on the boat of U.S. Admiral Robert Willard, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, after they attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial to USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor

29
Dec
11

hello there

President Barack Obama rides in his motorcade back to his rental home following a workout in Kailua, Hawaii, Dec. 29

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How’s everyone doing?

29
Dec
11

rise and shine

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Washington Post: President Obama holds a wide lead among Hispanic voters when matched against potential Republican challengers, even as widespread opposition to his administration’s stepped-up deportation policies act as a drag on his approval ratings among that group, according to a new poll.

The survey, conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center, revealed a general-election weakness for Republicans among an increasingly influential voting bloc — with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry each winning less than one-fourth of the Hispanic vote in hypothetical matchups against Obama.

Obama leads Romney by 68 percent to 23 percent and Perry by 69 percent to 23 percent among Hispanic voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 5.2 percentage points for the sample.

More here

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Bloomberg: Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits over the past month than at any time in the past three years, a sign the U.S. labor market is on the mend heading into the new year.

The four-week moving average for claims, a less volatile measure than the weekly figures, dropped to 375,000 last week, the lowest level since June 2008, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. Applications rose for the first time in a month in the week ended Dec. 24, climbing by a more-than- forecast 15,000 to 381,000.

The jump in claims last week may say more about their volatility during this time of year than about the state of the job market …. Their recent decline has stoked speculation the world’s largest economy was on the cusp of showing bigger gains in employment.

Full article here

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Morning everyone 😉

I’m hoping normal service will be resumed either this evening or tomorrow – thank you for your patience!




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