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Real Unemployment Rate Is At Least 18 Percent

Real Unemployment Rate Is At Least 18 Percent

Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, but that hardly tells the story. The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10 percent, but much of this results from adults, discouraged by the lack of decent job openings, having quit… Read more →

OBAMA: MUSLIMS BUILT ‘THE VERY FABRIC OF OUR NATION’

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Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-al-Fitr

As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families.  This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate.  While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.

In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.  That is why we stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities.

On behalf of the Administration, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration.  Eid Mubarak.

On Sunday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

The comments were made to mark the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, a time of spiritual renewal for Muslims which comes at the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. The Obamas said in their statement that Eid “celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity” and “welcomed their commitment to giving back to their communities.” The International Business Times reports that during Eid, Muslims join in Islamic prayer, while saying “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is Great,” and feasting.

The statement further reads that the administration “wishes Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration.” The letter ended with salutation of “Eid Mubarak,” which roughly means “blessed celebration.”

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Special Report: Where Ukraine's separatists get their weapons

Special Report: Where Ukraine’s separatists get their weapons

(Reuters) – On the last day of May, a surface-to-air rocket was signed out of a military base near Moscow where it had been stored for more than 20 years. According to the ornate Cyrillic handwriting in the weapon’s Russian Defence Ministry logbook, seen by Reuters, the portable rocket, for use with an Igla rocket launcher, was destined for a… Read more →

Russia 'violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty', says US

Russia ‘violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty’, says US

Russia has violated a key arms control treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, the US government says. Russia tested a ground-launched cruise missile, breaking the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed in 1987 during the Cold War, the US said. A senior US official did not provide further details on the alleged breach, but described it as “very serious”. The… Read more →

Amateur video appears to show Russia firing into Ukraine

Al Qaeda Targeting U.S. Infrastructure for Digital 9/11

Al Qaeda Targeting U.S. Infrastructure for Digital 9/11

ASPEN, Colo.—Al Qaeda, nation states, and criminals are preparing for major cyber attacks against U.S. infrastructure that could be comparable to the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, a senior Justice Department official said on Thursday. “We’re in a pre-9/11 moment, in some respects, with cyber,” said John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security in the… Read more →

Ambassador Rips Media For Coverage Of Israel-Gaza Conflict

MIAMI (CBS Miami) — The Israeli ambassador to the United States is claiming that the “media is not connecting the dots” to Hamas following a story of 15 Palestinians killed when a United Nations school they sought shelter in was shelled.

Appearing on CNN Thursday evening, Ron Dermer chastised the network for not including in their coverage about how Hamas was using schools to hide rockets.

“It would be a disservice to your viewers for a reporter from Gaza not to mention that in the last week we had two different UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) schools where we had actually rockets found in the schools and handed over to Hamas,” Dermer said.

He then added: “Do you not think that it’s relevant to report on CNN that the secretary-general of the United Nations yesterday warned against the use of U.N. schools and shelter for rocket missile deposits of Hamas?”

 

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Putin’s inner circle reveals Russian leader’s personal world

A week after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, the world’s attention remains focused on Russian President Vladimir Putin. Newsweek writer Ben Judah offers a rare glimpse into the life of a man some call a latter-day dictator. Michelle Miller reports.

Pentagon confirms 2 Ukrainian fighter jets shot down near Russia border

Pentagon confirms 2 Ukrainian fighter jets shot down near Russia border

The Pentagon has confirmed two Ukrainian Sukhoi-25 fighter jets were shot down near the Russian border Wednesday. Ukraine’s Security Council said the jets may have been brought down by missiles fired from Russia, but a Pentagon spokesman said it’s too soon to determine what type of weapons were used, or where exactly the shots came from.  The Sukhoi-25 fighters were… Read more →

GERMANY 'LIKE 1938' AS 'BERLIN POLICE COWER BEFORE JEW-HATERS'

GERMANY ‘LIKE 1938′ AS ‘BERLIN POLICE COWER BEFORE JEW-HATERS’

A surge in anti-Semitism in Germany has led Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, Israeli ambassador in Berlin, to say it is like a return to the Nazi era: “They pursue the Jews in the streets of Berlin… as if we were in 1938.” His comments came as Islamists were blamed for an “explosion” of anti-Semitism that has undermined Germany’s efforts to banish racism since the Holocaust. According to… Read more →