Friday, August 12, 2022

Jobless claims rise to highest level in 2022 
Megan Henney / FOXBusiness

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits ticked higher last week, hitting the highest level in nine months – the latest sign that the historically tight labor market is starting to cool off.

Figures released Thursday by the Labor Department show that applications for the week ended Aug. 6 rose to 262,000 from the downwardly revised 248,000 recorded a week earlier. That is above the 2019 pre-pandemic average of 218,000 claims and marks the highest level since mid-November.

Continuing claims, or the number of Americans who are consecutively receiving unemployment aid, rose slightly to 1.428 million for the week ended July 30, up by 8,000 from the previous week’s revised level. One year ago, nearly 12.96 million Americans were receiving unemployment benefits.

For months, the labor market has been one of the few bright spots in the economy, with the July jobs report showing that the unemployment rate fell to 3.5% – the lowest level since February 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down a broad swath of the U.S. economy…Read more and see video here.

‘Witch hunt’: AG Merrick Garland says he approved FBI raid on Trump’s residence
‘Merrick Garland personally approved a search warrant to take down Joe Biden’s top political opponent,’ said Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn. ‘This is a politically-motivated witch hunt.'
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – Biden administration attorney general Merrick Garland said Thursday that he personally gave the go-ahead for the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s residence earlier this week. The raid has stunned the nation and drawn widespread condemnation as the corrupt action of a “banana republic.”

During an August 11 press conference, Garland said he “personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant” of Trump’s residence at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, adding the “department does not take such a decision lightly.”

“The search warrant was authorized by a federal court upon the required finding of probable cause,” he explained, stopping short at explaining how probable cause was determined.

Garland, who now heads up the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Biden administration after being unsuccessfully nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court by former president Barack Obama, also announced that the DOJ had “filed a motion in the Southern District of Florida to unseal a search...Read more and see tweets and video here.

Today, Friday, August 12th from 7 to 8:00pm EST, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori will discuss the latest on the FBI raid on President Trump's Mar-A-Lago home and its ensuing ramifications. Hope you can tune in to RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS on Click 'LISTEN LIVE' starting at 6:50 pm EST with show beginning at 7pm EST.