New data released Friday by the Labor Department shows an underlying resilience to the economy. U.S. employers added a 236,000 workers, much more than anticipated, and the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7%, the lowest its been in four years. This comes, of course, after drama with the sequester, the debt ceiling and the threat of government shutdown. One wonders how well the country would do without all of these roadblocks?
Here’s a look at some of the headlines we’re following right now. Tune in at 10 p.m. EST for a special Friday edition of The Last Word:
- Unemployment at 4-year low; US adds 236K jobs
- Bill Clinton’s Washington Post op-ed on repealing DOMA
- DOMA is unconstitutional, says charismatic President Bill Clinton who signed it into law
- Bin Laden relative pleads not guilty
- Poll: Catholic gay marriage support up
- How the GOP forced President Obama’s hand
- New TSA policy on knives, bats sparks backlash
- Senator takes part in heartwarming Twitter proposal
- Most awkward photo of the day? Rand Paul and John McCain the same elevator.