As I said in an earlier post, we’re in the silly season where all sorts of crap is being flung aroung. Ann Althouse has a particularly galling example. She says:
We’re not children. We don’t like spoken to as if we are children. And we don’t like the use of children in politics.
WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought. The unemployment rate inched up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September.
The Labor Department’s last look at hiring before Tuesday’s election sketched a picture of a job market that’s gradually gaining momentum after nearly stalling in the spring.
Since July, the economy has created an average of 173,000 jobs a month. That’s up from 67,000 a month from April through June.
Still, President Barack Obama will face voters with the highest unemployment rate of any incumbent since Franklin Roosevelt. The rate rose in October because more people began seeking work and were counted as unemployed. The government counts people without jobs as unemployed only if they’re looking for one.
MADISON – Wisconsin’s business climate is more attractive to businesses, according to a recently released national study. The national business climate survey released by Site Selection magazine, a trade publication on corporate real estate strategy and economic development, ranked Wisconsin 13th nationally for its business environment. The survey also shows Wisconsin topping all neighboring Midwest states in its attractiveness to businesses.
Competitive Wisconsin, Inc. (CWI) leaders say these findings continue to reinforce the improving business environment across Wisconsin. A strong ranking and significant upward movement in the recently released Site Selection Magazine is proof positive of Wisconsin’s improving business climate. CWI credits committed state leadership and Wisconsin’s strong dedication to enhancing the state’s business climate as the reasons for the substantial improvement in business rankings. The national survey also reiterates findings of CWI’s recently released BE BOLD 2 study, as well as CWI’s Be Bold: The Wisconsin Prosperity Strategy, released in 2010.
GOP Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen told President Obama’s top lawyer a letter raising concerns about training the Romney campaign provided poll watchers “has all the trappings of campaign activity, not a criminal complaint.”
Obama general counsel Robert Bauer sent Van Hollen a letter earlier this week following media reports that training seminars for GOP poll watchers included several inaccuracies and encouraged them to sign in at precincts as “concerned citizens” rather than revealing their partisan affiliation. Bauer asked Van Hollen to review a “campaign of misinformation” that was “directed against voters, recklessly or intentionally misleading them about requirements of voting.”
Van Hollen responded Bauer’s letter included “vague allegations” about the training materials, but did not provide a copy, did not include any witnesses, did not identify any voters who may have been intimidated and includes no evidence that a Wisconsin law has been violated. The AG also complained the letter had been released to the media before DOJ received it.