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04
Jan
13

Rise and Shine

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Time: U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during tense fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington …. The solid job growth wasn’t enough to push down the unemployment rate, which stayed 7.8 percent last month….

…. Robust hiring in manufacturing and construction fueled the December gains. Construction firms added 30,000 jobs, the most in 15 months… Layoffs are declining, and the number of people who sought unemployment aid in the past month is near a four-year low.

The once-battered housing market is recovering. Companies ordered more long-lasting manufactured goods in November, a sign they are investing more in equipment and software. And Americans spent more in November. Consumer spending drives nearly 70 percent of economic growth.

Manufacturing is getting a boost from the best auto sales in five years. Car sales jumped 13 percent in 2012 to 14.5 million. And Americans spent more at the tail end of the holiday shopping season, boosting overall sales that had slumped earlier in the crucial two-month period.

Full post here

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President Obama at Island Snow, a shaved ice shop, on January 3 in Kailua, Hawaii

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Forgot to post this a couple of days ago:

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NY Mag: Newtown, Conn. has had its share of somber visits from dignitaries in the weeks since the tragedy there, but a planned Friday visit by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords is especially significant …. She’ll attend an event with no press access in a private house, and meet with families of the victims…

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MooooOOOoooOOOooooorning everyone

03
Jan
13

The One and Only Joe

20
Jan
11

two years ago…..

05
Jan
11

history-maker

CBS: As the Senate began a new term Wednesday, there was 100 percent agreement on its first order of business, approving a resolution honoring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who just set a record for longevity.

They call her Senator Barb. At just 4-foot-11, she sometimes gets lost in photos, but on the Senate floor there’s no way to miss her.

…With her victory in 1986, Mikulski became the first female Democrat elected to the Senate in her own right.

…She broke boundaries, and as she entered her fifth term Wednesday, she broke a record. Republican Margaret Chase Smith was the longest serving woman in the Senate at 24 years, but a lot has changed since 1973.

…”Now we’re 17 percent; we’re no longer a novelty,” said Mikulski. “We’re here to stay and there’s more of us to come.”

05
Jan
11

joe’s day … the good, the bad & the (politically) ugly

…with Majority Leader Harry Reid and his wife Landra

….with whatshisname?

Oh yeah! Wasn’t this guy once the future President? How did that go?

….with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, her husband Jonathan and their son Theo

… with a Rand(om) Nutjob

….looking at the pearl necklace of Ava Rose Wyden, daughter of Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore

Senator Lisa Murkowski hands Vice President Joe Biden one of her campaign t-shirts

…..and gets a hug in return. Hope you were watching Joe Miller 😉

….with Marco Rubio and his wife Jeanette

….with Senator Barbara Mikulski

….. with Senator Barbara Boxer and her husband Stewart

…checking to see if his work was done

Back at the office….

JB: “Actually, I used a Macy’s catalog to swear in Rand Paul, so his votes won’t count at all.”

BO: “Good job, Joe!”

President Obama talks with Vice President Biden in the Oval Office while National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Counsel to the President Bob Bauer confer in the Outer Oval Office, Jan. 5, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

05
Jan
11

job creation!

“Excuse me, Vice President. Can you tell some of the construction workers to build a Lego shop here?”
– Jack Isakson to Joe Biden at the ceremonial swearing-in for his grandfather Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.).

VP: “I’ll tell you what, I’ll work with grandpop to see if we can get that done. We need jobs, Jack. The kid’s thinking! He wants to build a LEGO shop here!”

Speaking of Lego …..

Here’s a pic from Flickr showing then Senator Obama kicking John McCain’s ass during the Presidential election. Very nice. But the President’s hair? It looks like a cat sleeping on his head.

And here’s the inauguration at LEGOLAND California:

And, eh, here’s the President and First Lady during the swearing-in. Am I being harsh, or could there have been a touch more detail in the faces?

08
Nov
10

picture perfect: no 18

Barack H. Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States as his wife Michelle Obama holds the Bible and their daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama look on, on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Chuck Kennedy-Pool/Getty Images)

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