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Chart of the Day: Net New Jobs in October

The American economy gained 261,000 jobs last month. We need 90,000 new jobs just to keep up with population growth, which means that net job growth clocked in at 171,000 jobs. The unemployment rate ticked down yet again to 4.1 percent but for the wrong reason: there are half a million fewer people employed this…

Trump Starts Morning by Calling for the Prosecution of His Political Opponents

Alex Edelman/ZUMA President Donald Trump demanded on Friday that the Justice Department and FBI investigate his political opponents, claiming federal authorities are ignoring the “dishonesty” of Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. He also referred to a new excerpt from former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazille’s forthcoming book detailing the presidential election, in which she…

Jeff Sessions Under Fire As New Revelations Cast Further Doubt on His Russia Testimony

Bill Clark/ZUMA Sen. Al Franken on Thursday issued a fiery letter demanding answers from US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, amid reports Sessions emphatically rejected a proposal in March 2016 from former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to set up a meeting between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.  “This newest revelation strongly suggests that the Senate—and…