U.S. employers added 390,000 jobs in May, extending a streak of solid hiring that has bolstered an economy under pressure from high inflation and rising interest rates. Last month’s gain reflects a resilient job market that has so far shrugged off concerns that the economy will weaken in the coming months as the Federal Reserve steadily raises interest rates to fight inflation. The unemployment rate remained a low 3.6% in May, just above a half-century low. The job growth in May was high enough to keep the Fed on track to pursue what’s likely to be the fastest series of rate hikes in more than 30 years.
- The Guardian
It was the second warning Cassidy Hutchinson had received before her deposition, cautioning her against cooperating with the panel
This says a lot, despite being only one word.
The Washington Examiner published the blistering editorial in the wake of bombshell testimony from the Jan. 6 committee hearings.
Trump's 'girth would prevent him from actually getting to the steering wheel' of his SUV, former Secret Service agent says: 'I don't see this president ever being able to do that. Ever.'
"Trump's not a little guy, right? And the space to actually be able to lunge towards the wheel is not that big," the former agent told Insider.
Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson told the committee she was contacted by an intermediary for Mark Meadows, according to a person familiar with her final deposition.
The Netherlands, U.K., Spain, Brazil, Russia, Argentina and Turkey are experiencing faster increases in the cost of living than the United States.
Former White House chief of staff says Trump should be most worried about evidence the January 6 panel may have for obstruction of justice
Mick Mulvaney wrote an op-ed article saying Donald Trump could be the next politician to learn "it usually isn't the crime" but rather "the cover-up."
- Motley Fool
Stimulus Update: Millions of Americans Are Getting Stimulus Checks -- but Not From the Federal Government
Image source: Getty Images For months on end, inflation has been soaring, and consumers are desperate for relief. Many Americans depleted their savings and racked up costly debt during the early stages of the pandemic.
- The Desert Sun
Such a project would be less difficult than other aqueducts and pipelines already built.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
In a Republican gubernatorial debate full of cringe-worthy moments, their answers on whether the 2020 election was stolen were the creepiest of all.
The Oath Keepers will tell a jury they really believed Donald Trump would turn them into his own, personal militia on Jan. 6
Elmer Stewart Rhodes will tell a DC jury he had a perfectly non-seditious reason to be at the Capitol: He thought Trump would federalize the Oath Keepers.
23 million Californians will receive ‘inflation relief’ checks of up to $1,050. These 10 states are also offering cash payments.
'The thing all these states have in common is they have surpluses and they are using part of the surplus to send checks.'
- Business Insider
Trump's security detail was 'aligned' with him and 'personally cheering for Biden to fail,' says author of book on the Secret Service
Tony Ornato and Robert Engel were "very, very close" to Trump and have been accused of being his "enablers and yes-men," Carol Leonnig said on MSNBC.
If you’re retired or just about to retire, next year’s Social Security checks are likely to see one of the biggest bumps on record as a result of surging consumer prices. The higher payments will be welcome news for retirees, who have seen their household finances squeezed so far this year as a result of rocketing inflation and turmoil in the financial markets. The consumer-price index is up an annual 8.6% through May, way ahead of the 5.9% annual inflation adjustment handed out to Social Security beneficiaries in January.
- USA TODAY Opinion
I have argued Trump's actions were wrong but legal. This latest Jan. 6 hearing and Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony are forcing me to reconsider.
Trump says it would be very difficult to put hands on a Secret Service agent 'because these guys lift 350 pounds, I don't'
The former president continues to question one of the most shocking claims Cassidy Hutchinson made during a January 6 committee hearing.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastWhen a conservative news outlet published a scathing editorial on Wednesday calling former President Donald Trump “unfit” to ever hold political power again, they surely expected to face some MAGA blowback.But few would have expected the degree to which the Washington Examiner, a longstanding go-to conservative Beltway publication, was ripped apart by fellow conservatives, who branded the outlet as “controlled opposition” and “RINO-funded.”
- LA Times
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has praised his father's legacy and glossed over its violent past as he was sworn in as the Philippines' new president.
- Yahoo News
A British documentary filmmaker who recently testified behind closed doors to the House Jan. 6 select committee said that former president Donald Trump is living in “cloud cuckoo land,” and is incapable of ever acknowledging that his claims about voter fraud are “delusional.”
- Business Insider
Putin's preposterously long table at Kremlin dwarfed by gigantic table at a summit he attended in Turkmenistan
The Russian president previously met with Emmanuel Macron and the United Nations chief at opposite ends of a 13-foot-long table.