From Alex Moore at death+taxes:
The economic stimulus package enacted in 2008 has created approximately 2.4 million jobs. We know this, in part, because last Friday the Obama Administration’s Economic Advisers Council released a report on the effects of the stimulus package, which said it “has raised employment relative to what it otherwise would have been by between 2.4 and 3.6 million.”
It is possible that the stimulus created fewer jobs than expected, because last year economists predicted that it would create 2.8 million jobs, and now it appears possible that it created only 2.4 million jobs.
This morning presidential Rick Santorum appeared on CNN’s “American Morning” and insisted that stimulus was supposed to create 280 million jobs and instead it had created 240 million jobs—and had therefore cost us the difference of 40 million jobs.
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve undoubtedly heard that Chimpy’s 2004 campaign manager and former Republican National Committee chairman, Ken Mehlman, finally admitted what everyone already knew–he’s gay. The media was all abuzz. Here are some of what the luminaries at Fox News had to say:
Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocy, and Brian I’m-the-one-who’s-not-Doocy Kilmeade:
From The Wonk Room at THINK PROGRESS:
When Judge Vaughn Walker struck down Proposition 8, Fox News barely mentioned the story and its most prominent conservative commentators ignored it entirely. Yesterday, after the Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder reported that former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman — who had orchestrated President Bush’s gay-bating 2004 re-election campaign — was coming out as gay, Fox News Channel remained similarly mum and as of this posting has yet to run a single segment on the story.
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From the Star Telegram:
Texans: Are you really married?
Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Houston lawyer and Democratic candidate for attorney general, says that a 22-word clause in a 2005 constitutional amendment designed to ban gay marriages erroneously endangers the legal status of all marriages in the state.
The amendment, approved by the Texas Legislature and overwhelmingly ratified by Texas voters, declares that “marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.” But the trouble-making phrase, as Radnofsky sees it, is Subsection B, which declares:
“This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.”
Architects of the amendment included the clause to ban same-sex civil unions and domestic partnerships.
But Radnofsky, who was a member of the powerhouse Vinson & Elkins law firm in Houston for 27 years until retiring in 2006, says the wording of Subsection B effectively “eliminates marriage in Texas,” including common-law marriages.
I can think of one person who’s thrilled to death over the news!
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Rudy Giuliani, the thrice-married former New York City mayor, has come out strongly against Democratic Gov. David Paterson’s proposed gay marriage bill.
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And now, for something completely different.
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Kids, didja hear the big news? The perpetually tanned governor of Floriduhhhh is getting married! But I don’t think the bride-to-be has to worry about any drilling, on or off shore, if you know what I mean!
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