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Unemployment in Canada ticked up by 0.2% in June to 6.4%, yet the economy lost 1,400 jobs. Around 1.4 million Canadians were looking for work as of June 2024, a 42,000 person increase from May. Overall employment has fallen in eight of the past nine months to 61.1% in June. So where are all the jobs? Canada’s population surpassed 41 million, marking an all-time high. Canada’s population has surpassed 41 million, but it is not due to new births. Statistics Canada declared that the population rose 0.6% or 242,673 people since last quarter, standing at 41,012.563 as of April 2024. The nation rose by 1.27 from 2022 to 2023 or a 3.2%. . Nearly all population growth (99.3%; 240,955 people) was solely attributed to migrants arriving in Canada.
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Mike Levine

Biden asserts executive privilege over special counsel interview recordings

Republican lawmakers say the Biden administration is refusing to release a set of audio recordings that could help settle the debate over whether President Joe Biden's faltering performance at last month's presidential debate was just a one-off "bad night," as he has repeatedly claimed.

"We all know why they don't want to turn over the audio because it will ... show exactly what we all saw on the debate stage a couple weeks ago," House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-Louisiana, told reporters on Tuesday. "That is something they want to cover up."

The recordings capture Biden's two-day interview last October with then-special counsel Robert Hur, who ultimately concluded that while Biden improperly retained classified documents, he shouldn't be charged with any crimes because -- unlike former president Donald Trump, who was indicted for allegedly hoarding hundreds of classified documents and then trying to cover it up -- Biden cooperated with investigators and would likely convince a jury that he made "an innocent mistake." Trump, meanwhile, has denied all charges.

Democrats and the White House immediately blasted Hur for making what they insisted were unfair and inaccurate conclusions. Republican lawmakers, meanwhile, demanded the audio recordings, claiming that to fulfill their oversight responsibilities they wanted to assess for themselves the evidence that Hur used to reach his conclusions.

White House Counsel Ed Siskel later said Republicans had no "legitimate need" for the recordings and likely only wanted them to "chop them up, distort them, and use them for partisan political purposes."

Claire's Observations:  White House Counsel Siskel, a word, please; if you have the originals, and they demonstrate  Biden's complete coherence, there is absolutely nothing about which to worry, and your compliance should be forthcoming.  IF there is any "nasty editing" to make Biden sound absolutely more horrifically that he did during his apocalyptic melt down during the debate, you will have the original with which to compared the doctored video, to show how it has been edited.

But Counsel Siskel, you may well soon be  in the position of dealing with a Contempt of Congress citation; not a great confidence builder for your next job, sir.  I would politely suggest that compliance here, may well be the order of the day, and soon, with the safeguards I have mentioned.

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In June, both the ISM Manufacturing Index and the ISM Services Index fell below 49. These indices are important indicators of economic activity in the manufacturing and services sectors, respectively. When the index value is below 50, it suggests contraction in the sector. The decline in both indices may signal challenges or slowdowns in these areas of the U.S. economy.
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In a memo to company employees, Thompson announced that the network will undergo changes, including structural changes to the newsroom and a new subscription service.
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Joe Biden on Wednesday dropped by a meeting of national union leaders at the AFL-CIO headquarters in DC.
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Joe Biden on Wednesday dropped by a meeting of national union leaders at the AFL-CIO headquarters in DC.
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Senate Bill 1414 (SB 1414), introduced in the California Senate by Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), aims to make soliciting sex from a minor a felony.
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In a recent interview with MSNBC, Rep. Nancy Pelosi refused to endorse Joe Biden as the Democratic presidential nominee.
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As Joe Biden’s poll numbers continue to tank, anonymous intelligent officials are resurrecting the tired old Russian hoax.
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The mainstream media is now pushing the lie that Russia may be plotting to use Joe Biden’s total cognitive collapse at the CNN debate to interfere in the the 2024 election!
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According to TMZ, local technician Abolfazl Amiri was performing routine maintenance at Chabahar Konarak Airport in southern Iran when the tragic incident took place.
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Former Green Beret Jeremy Brown’s story numerous times in the past three years. Jeremy refused to work as an FBI operative on January 6, 2021. Brown later released video of the FBI agents coming to his door to recruit him. For this “crime,” Wray had his FBI storm Jeremy’s home in 2021 and arrest him. Jeremy sits in prison to this day.
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ABC News anchor and former Bill Clinton henchman George Stephanopoulos has apologized for saying old Joe Biden would struggle to serve another term in office.
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College isn’t just expensive for students, it’s also expensive for colleges—and the squeeze is worsening for private schools While Americans are already burdened with massive student loan debts that will take decades to pay off as the cost of education continues to grow, schools have been hiking tuition. But a report Tuesday from Fitch Ratings said recent increases at private colleges and universities still weren’t enough to keep pace with rising expenses.
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Another writer today picks up on the Sahm Rule that I wrote about on June 18 (see: “Economic Collapse is Stalking us Like Death”), saying we are right on the cusp of when the near-perfect recession alert screams that we are flipping into recession:
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The Orlando neo-Nazi rally that grabbed headlines in 2006 was organized by the FBI, a new report shows, and it was part of a broader program that organized similar rallies throughout the nation – even though the bureau knew that they would cause more people to join the movement.

The report claims the Nazi rallies organized by the FBI are what eventually paved the way for a bigger operation known as Primitive Affliction that targeted right-wing groups, complete with bomb makers, rogue undercover agents and a motorcycle front group.

Higher-ups at the bureau were well aware of the operation, including former director Robert Mueller, documents studied by journalist Ken Silva of Headline USA show.

They explain how when the FBI source in charge of organizing the 2006 neo-Nazi rally in Orlando, David Gletty, had his cover blown, his handler denied that he organized the rally on several occasions, admitting only that he marched in it while insisting he didn’t lead it. However, Gletty himself said that he did organize it at the behest of the FBI, both in order to raise Gletty’s profile within neo-Nazi circles and to facilitate surveillance by the FBI of rally attendees.

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President Biden was seen by neurologist Dr. Kevin Cannard, who specializes in Parkinson’s disease, at the White House on Jan. 17, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre admitted late Tuesday — hours after telling reporters the opposite at her regular briefing.

The clarification came just a day after Jean-Pierre scolded a journalist who grilled her over providing misleading information about whether Biden, 81, had been medically evaluated after his catastrophic June 27 debate performance, which triggered Democratic calls for him to step aside.

“Because the date was not mentioned in the question, I want to be clear that the Jan. 17 meeting between [presidential physician] Dr. [Kevin] O’Connor and Dr. Cannard was for the president’s physical,” Jean-Pierre told the Associated Press, whose reporter had asked Jean-Pierre about Cannard’s meeting with O’Connor, which was first reported by The Post this past Saturday.

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Joe Biden responded to Donald Trump's challenge to debate again and a game of golf that would be worth $1 million.

Trump issued the ultimatum to his election rival at a rally in Doral, Florida on Tuesday night - proposing an event he said would be bigger than the Ryder Cup or the Masters.

'I'm also officially challenging Crooked Joe to an 18-hole golf match right here. On Doral's Blue Monster considered one of the greatest tournament golf courses anywhere in the world,' Trump said. 'It will be among the most-watched sporting events in history.'

Via a spokesperson, Biden put out an immediate response to the missive from Trump shortly after.

He refused to take him up on a debate - perhaps considering his disastrous performance last time around - but instead offered up a few challenges of his own. 

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Far-left Hollywood star George Clooney has publicly urged Joe Biden to step down and not seek re-election, citing concerns over his age and recent public appearances.
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No, she wasn’t fending off hard-hitting questions or debating heated political issues. Instead, Waters was battling with her own wig!
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President Joe Biden’s campaign shot down former President Donald Trump’s offer this week to play a round of golf with a $1 million donation to a charity of his choice on the line after Biden initially accepted the offer during his disastrous debate performance two weeks ago.
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A Massachusetts Institute of Technology student testified before Congress on Tuesday, detailing that current labor laws failed to protect him from pervasive antisemitism inside his union, which he is required to be a member of.
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If you like your doctors and nurses to show a “sense of urgency” when caring for you and your loved ones, you might just be part of “white supremacy culture,” according to one prominent medical school.
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Idaho Governor Brad Little (R) on Tuesday signed an executive order called the “Only Citizens Will Vote” Act to ensure illegals and other non-citizens cannot vote in elections.
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Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) turned President Joe Biden’s defense of his disastrous debate performance against former President Donald Trump against him this week.
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