US Economy Adds 227,000 Nonfarm Jobs In January, Labor Participation Rate At 62.9%

US Economy Adds 227,000 Nonfarm Jobs In January, Labor Participation Rate At 62.9%

Washington, DC…According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 227,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.8 percent. Job gains occurred in retail trade, construction, and financial activities. In 2016, job gains averaged 187,000 per month. Incorporating revisions for November and December, which decreased nonfarm payroll employment […]

Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Wintry Weather

Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Wintry Weather

Punxsutawney, PA…Pennsylvania’s world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow this morning in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Thousands of fans watched as Phil made his highly-anticipated weather prognostication, commemorating 131 years of Pennsylvania’s unique Groundhog Day tradition. The following proclamation was read on Gobbler’s Nob:  Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear […]

Fed To Hold Steady On Interest Rates

Fed To Hold Steady On Interest Rates

Washington, DC…Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace. Job gains remained solid and the unemployment rate stayed near its recent low. Household spending has continued to rise moderately while business […]

President Trump Nominates Appeals Court Judge Neil M. Gorsuch For Supreme Court

President Trump Nominates Appeals Court Judge Neil M. Gorsuch For Supreme Court

Washington, DC…Neil M. Gorsuch has served for over a decade as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, building a nationally respected and distinguished judicial record and reputation. Judge Gorsuch is a brilliant jurist with an outstanding intellect and a clear, incisive writing style. He is universally respected for […]

Federal Court Grants Stay In Challenge ToTrump Immigration Ban

Federal Court Grants Stay In Challenge ToTrump Immigration Ban

New York, NY… A federal judge tonight granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s request for a nationwide temporary injunction that will block the deportation of all people stranded in U.S. airports under President Trump’s new Muslim ban. The ACLU and other legal organizations filed a lawsuit on behalf of individuals who were subject to the […]

Attorney General Ferguson Seeks Halt To Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

Attorney General Ferguson Seeks Halt To Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

Seattle, WA…Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that he is filing a lawsuit in federal court today against President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and high-ranking Trump Administration officials. Ferguson’s complaint asks the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington to declare unconstitutional key provisions of President Donald Trump’s immigration […]

Starbucks Chairman & CEO Sends Message To Partners In Regards To Trump Administration

Starbucks Chairman & CEO Sends Message To Partners In Regards To Trump Administration

Seattle, WA…Starbucks chairman and ceo sent the following message to all partners (employees) on January 29, 2017. Dear partners- I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise. Let me begin with the news that is immediately in front of us: we have all been witness to the confusion, […]

Readout Of President’s Call With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad Bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan Of The United Arab Emirates

Readout Of President’s Call With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad Bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan Of The United Arab Emirates

Washington, DC…President Trump spoke by telephone yesterday with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan of the United Arab Emirates. The two leaders reaffirmed the strong partnership between both countries and committed to further strengthen cooperation on fighting radical Islamic terrorism. They discussed recent developments in the Middle East, including the fight […]

Statement By The President On U.S. Service Member Killed In Yemen

Statement By The President On U.S. Service Member Killed In Yemen

Washington, D.C…In a successful raid against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) headquarters, brave U.S. forces were instrumental in killing an estimated 14 AQAP members and capturing important intelligence that will assist the U.S. in preventing terrorism against its citizens and people around the world. Americans are saddened this morning with news that a life […]