Wednesday’s Mishmash

1. I’m Grateful is updated and Obama Cares is up.

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2. Meet the 35 bills a day man:

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3. JOBSSSSSSSSSSS:

U.S. Companies Added 297,000 Jobs in December

Companies in the U.S. boosted payrolls in December by the most since records began in 2001, showing a stronger labor-market recovery at the end of last year, data from a private report showed today.

Employment increased by 297,000, exceeding the highest projection in a Bloomberg News survey, after a revised 92,000 rise in November, according to figures from ADP Employer Services. The median estimate in the Bloomberg survey called for a 100,000 gain last month.

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4. Recovery! December ISM services gauge tops forecast

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Institute for Supply Management’s services index rose to 57.1% in December, up 2.1 points from November and better than MarketWatch-compiled economist expectations of 55.6%. Any reading above 50% indicates growth.

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5. Can you remind me who saved the auto industry? Oh, *that one*:

The Auto Industry is on the verge of one of the most dramatic shifts in its history

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6. Gibbs is leaving. His replacement still unknown, but I’m sure he’ll be worst than Bush’ press secretary.

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7. Plouffe is coming next week. Sweet.

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8. Maybe the “Liberal media” is actually waking up.

NYT:

A theatrical production of unusual pomposity will open on Wednesday when Republicans assume control of the House for the 112th Congress. A rule will be passed requiring that every bill cite its basis in the Constitution. A bill will be introduced to repeal the health care law. On Thursday, the Constitution will be read aloud in the House chamber. And in one particularly self-important flourish, the new speaker, John Boehner, arranged to have his office staff “sworn in” on Tuesday by the chief justice of the United States.

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The one good thing about these meaningless rules and bills is that they finally seem to be prodding House Democrats into standing up for their own programs as they enter the minority. Democrats have begun to remind Americans of what is at stake in repealing health care: popular provisions like the elimination of lifetime coverage limits, insurance under parents’ policies up to age 26, and coverage for pre-existing conditions.

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9. Another excellent post from TiMT:

Things Obama Has Done For The Poor That Never Get Highlighted

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10. Wonkette awesomeness:

Michele Bachmann To Defeat Obama, Be First Female, Banshee President

Sticky: Obama Cares – Change That Matters

Forget the noise and the nonsense, this is the real thing: Real people and real lives improved, and even saved, because of president Obama’s policies – Health Care Reform is just one of them. That’s what matters. The rest is just white noise, disgusting politicians, la-la-land blogosphere and corrupted media.

This is only the appetizer. This post will be stuck here for a long time.  

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