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The Fall of Dennis Hastert

There was a time in the not so distance past when Dennis Hastert was just a few steps away from the presidency. Now, the former Speaker of the House is in a world of badness and hurt. First, remember Congressman Mark Foley and Dennis Hastert? I covered the issue pretty well – here, here and here. Talking Points Memo has a nice summary – Ever since yesterday’s shocking revelations, it seemed like news like this would come out as the underlying bad act behind Denny Hastert’s public downfall. Because of that, the almost decade old Mark Foley scandal has rushed back into

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Economy Gains Jobs in July

It is becoming harder and harder for the GOP to bash Obama on the economy. We gained another 162,000 jobs in July. From BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 162,000 in July, and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in retail trade, food services and drinking places, financial activities, and wholesale trade.

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More jobs than we originally thought

This is unexpected good news. Oh, wait. There is a group of Americans who can’t stand any good economic news. This will be seen by Fox News as evidence that the Obama administration is playing with the numbers. Whatever. As far as I know, when the numbers are bad conservatives are plenty happy with the BLS. It is only when the numbers start to look better that they have a problem. From TP: New data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the private-sector added 450,000 more jobs as of March 2012 than previously thought. This means that the economy has

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