U.S. Job Losses May Be Even Larger as Labor’s Model Breaks Down – Bloomberg.com

Updated:  New York, Oct 02 14:45 
U.S. Job Losses May Be Even Larger as Labor’s Model Breaks Down
By Carlos Torres
Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. economic slump earlier this year was so severe it short-circuited the government’s model for calculating payrolls, raising the risk that today’s jobs report may be too optimistic.
About 824,000 more jobs may be […]

Rio wins right to host the 2016 Olympics

Rio fans celebrate after their city made it through another round for the nomination of host city for the 2016 Olympics at the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. Rio de Janeiro, represented in Copenhagen by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva , delivered a passionate appeal for South America to […]

BREAKING NEWS – Israeli Gilad Shalit video released – 10/02/09 VIDEO

The video shows Gilad Shalit sitting in a chair, reading a newspaper dated September 14, 2009. “For a long time I’ve been waiting for the day to be released,” Shalit says. “I feel well in health terms and I’m being treated very well.”

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Unemployment Rate Hits 9.8 Percent – AP VIDEO

The unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent in September as employers cut far more jobs than expected, evidence that the longest recession since the 1930s is still inflicting widespread pain. (Oct. 2)

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Importance of Issues – Rasmussen Reports™

Importance of Issues
Government Ethics Edges Out Economy As Top Issue Among Voters
Thursday, October 01, 2009 
For nearly two years, economic issues have held the top spot in terms of importance among voters.
But the latest national telephone survey shows that 83% now view government ethics and corruption as very important, placing it just ahead of the economy […]

BREAKING NEWS: Obama meets with McChrystal in Copenhagen – Washington Times

Obama meets with McChrystal in Copenhagen
By Jon Ward
President Obama unexpectedly Friday met in Copenhagen with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, one day after the general spoke out publicly on his need for more troops.
The president and the general met on board Air Force One for about 25 minutes at […]

Obama’s French Lesson by Charles Krauthammer – RealClearPolitics

October 2, 2009
Obama’s French Lesson
By Charles Krauthammer
“President Obama, I support the Americans’ outstretched hand. But what did the international community gain from these offers of dialogue? Nothing.” — French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Sept. 24
WASHINGTON — When France chides you for appeasement, you know you’re scraping bottom. Just how low we’ve sunk was demonstrated by the […]

U.S. Senate panel set to advance healthcare overhaul – Reuters

U.S. Senate panel set to advance healthcare overhaul
Fri Oct 2, 2009 2:57am EDT  
By Donna Smith
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Friday wrapped up debate on a massive overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system and prepared to vote on the legislation next week.
“We can be proud of what we’ve done here,” Committee […]

Chicagoland – IDB Editorial

As his hometown turned into a killing field, Obama remained silent until the Albert video inconveniently went viral in the middle of his and the first lady’s courtship of Olympic honchos. Now he expresses belated shock through a spokesman.
Maybe there’s a reason for his silence. As a local legislator, Obama was soft on violent gang […]

Senate blocks move to bring McChrystal to Hill | Washington Examiner

Senate blocks move to bring McChrystal to Hill
Chief Congressional Correspondent
10/01/09 4:37 PM EDT
The Senate defeated on a party-line vote a move by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz to set a Nov. 15 deadline for the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and other military brass to testify before the Senate about the need for additional […]