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TOM TOMORROW: The Very Naughty Whistleblower

DAILY KOS LINK: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/14/1313290/-Cartoon-The-very-naughty-nbsp-whistleblower

New Cagle Cartoon on GOP Reaction to U.S. Border Refugee Crisis

Man Arrested in Utah Bomb Plot Wanted Anti-Gov't Uprising

Source: CBS News

Man arrested in Utah bomb plot wanted anti-gov't uprising

Jul 11, 2014 9:23 PM EDT

TREMONTON, Utah - Authorities have arrested a 47-year-old Utah man they say wanted to kill police officers and blow up a police department with the hope it would cause an uprising against the government.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Utah said in a statement late Friday that FBI agents and police in Tremonton arrested John Huggins on Thursday.

FBI Special Agent Steven Cadiz says in court documents that Huggins built an improvised explosive device and possessed explosive materials and instructions for making bombs.

U.S. Attorney's Office spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch says Huggins appeared on a charge of possessing an unregistered destructive device Friday afternoon and will remain in custody until a hearing Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-arrested-in-utah-bomb-plot-planned-to-incite-uprising-against-govt/

Former World Bank Economist Ghani Wins Afghanistan Presidential Vote: Preliminary Result

Source: Reuters

@Reuters: Former World Bank economist Ghani wins #Afghanistan presidential vote: preliminary result http://t.co/wtvHMTHDor/s/aoyi http://t.co/mkQpcIVVnt/s/jUwM

Afghanistan's Ghani wins presidential vote: preliminary result

Mon Jul 7, 2014 10:31am EDT

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's election officials declared on Monday that former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani won last month's second round of a presidential election with 56.44 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results.

His rival Abdullah Abdullah came second with 43.56 percent of the vote, the Independent Election Commission said.

Read more: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0FC0EN20140707

TOM TOMORROW: Corporations Are Religious People

DAILY KOS LINK: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/07/1311462/-Cartoon-Corporations-are-religious-nbsp-people

Merrill Markoe Tweet: "Well, I guess its time to sit the dogs down and explain...

why we have a holiday that apparently is about bombs dropping on dogs. #again"

"1776" (The Movie) - The Signing of the Declaration

BREAKING: Dow Jones Industrial Average Rises Above 17,000 for First Time

Source: Bloomberg News

@BloombergNews: BREAKING: Dow Jones Industrial Average rises above 17,000 for first time: http://t.co/CbFOioNLgI/s/PIqu


Will update

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/stocks/movers

US Trade Deficit Falls 5.6% to $44.4 Billion as Exports Hit Record High

Source: Bloomberg News

@BreakingNews: RT @breakingmoney: US trade deficit falls 5.6% to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip - @AP


Trade Gap in U.S. Shrinks More Than Forecast on Record Exports

By Jeanna Smialek
July 03, 2014 8:30 AM EDT

The trade deficit in the U.S. narrowed more than forecast in May on record exports, signaling a pickup in global growth that will boost American manufacturers.

The gap shrank by 5.6 percent, the biggest drop since November, to $44.4 billion from the prior month’s $47 billion, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of 69 economists called for a contraction to $45 billion. Sales to foreign customers climbed 1 percent on growing demand for autos and parts, petroleum products and aircraft engines.

Economic expansions abroad that are gaining traction will probably continue to invigorate demand for American goods. A narrowing deficit would mean trade becomes less of a drag on gross domestic product in the second quarter after the world’s largest economy contracted in the first three months of 2014.

Read more: http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-03/trade-gap-in-u-s-shrinks-more-than-forecast-on-record-exports.html

BREAKING: U.S. Jobless Rate Falls to 6.1% (Lowest Since Sept. 2008), June Payrolls Rise 288,000

Source: Bloomberg

@BloombergNews: BREAKING: U.S. June payrolls rise 288,000, jobless rate falls to 6.1%

@BloombergNews: JOBS: Unemployment rate at lowest level since September 2008: http://t.co/Ky95n5rfvC/s/7gLi

Payrolls in U.S. Rise More Than Forecast; Jobless Rate at 6.1%

By Shobhana Chandra
July 03, 2014 8:30 AM EDT

Employers added more workers than projected in June and the unemployment rate fell to an almost six-year low of 6.1 percent, underscoring a brighter U.S. labor market that will help spur the economy.

The addition of 288,000 jobs followed a 224,000 gain the prior month that was bigger than previously estimated, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for a 215,000 advance. The jobless rate is the lowest since September 2008. The number of long-term unemployed fell to 3.1 million, showing they’re having greater success finding work.

A rebound in the economy after a first-quarter slump is encouraging companies such as Ford Motor Co. (F) to add to staffing levels, laying the groundwork for a pickup in wages needed to further propel consumer spending. More employment opportunities will probably keep Federal Reserve policy makers on the path to gradually reduce monetary stimulus.

“The labor market kicked into a higher gear in the second quarter,” Ward McCarthy, chief financial economist at Jeffries LLC in New York, said before the report. “You really have to look at the post-first-quarter data, and that’s looking pretty good. Even housing is showing improvement.”

Read more: http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-03/payrolls-in-u-s-rise-more-than-forecast-jobless-rate-at-6-1-.html

For more, please see DUer mahatmakanejeeves's monthly gov't numbers report for today: http://www.democraticunderground.com/111654556
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