The viral outbreak is threatening to upend the improvement in the job market in recent months. The unemployment rate plunged a full percentage point in October to 6.9% while employers added a solid 640,000 new jobs. Yet weekly applications for jobless aid remain at historically high levels. The applications likely include some people who lost jobs weeks ago but who have had to wait for states to process their claims. Some of them might not have filed for benefits until last week even though they were laid off earlier. … [Read more...] about 709,000 seek U.S. jobless aid as pandemic escalates
“The high case numbers that we’ve seen in the last week and 10 days have not even begun to impact hospitals yet,” said Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of California Health and Human Services, at the Monday briefing. “Cases today turn into hospitalizations in two weeks, and from there a number of those individuals will need critical care: specialized space, specialized equipment and specialized staff.” … [Read more...] about Bay Area braces for lockdown as California case counts, hospitalizations soar
Sanders clearly benefitted from an uptick in turnout among younger voters in upstate Illinois—the site of recent protests at a Trump rally—and has increased his support with black voters in some states. But Clinton, who has bested the Vermont senator among older African Americans (especially women), walked away with wins in both states because of sheer depth and breadth of that support. Young black voters turned out in key districts, but their mothers, aunts, and grandmothers showed up too. … [Read more...] about Goldie Taylor—Tamir Rice and Laquan McDonald Avenged at the Ballot Box
As the Nazi party struggled for power it was Goebbels who recognized the explosive potential of mixing fear with ignorance. The base duly took shape. On taking office Goebbels said that the people had “to think uniformly, to react uniformly, and place themselves body and soul at the disposal of the government.” (That was his public wording; in private he spoke of being able to manipulate the party membership because they were only “a pile of shit.”) … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Isn’t Hitler—He’s Like Goebbels
Ferguson was celebrating Stephanopoulos’ interview with Peter Schweizer, the author of “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” a book which laid out numerous examples of Clinton Foundation donors receiving political access and government favors. … [Read more...] about Did Clinton Campaign Collude With George Stephanopoulos On Interview With ‘Clinton Cash’ Author?