Liveblog - ICYMI: May 05, 2023

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Bigly Concept, MAGAts: Facts

Job growth totals 253,000 in April, beating expectations even as the U.S. economy slows

  • Nonfarm payrolls increased 253,000 for April, beating Wall Street estimates for growth of 180,000.
  • The unemployment rate was 3.4% against an estimate for 3.6% and tied for the lowest level since 1969.
  • Average hourly earnings rose 0.5% for the month and increased 4.4% from a year ago, both higher than expected.

Updates:

The Orange Ass is Bigly Upset His Criminal KKKult Members are Headed for Prison.

Uncle Clarence:

Judicial activist directed fees to Clarence Thomas’s wife, urged ‘no mention of Ginni’

Leonard Leo told GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway to bill nonprofit, then use money to pay spouse of Supreme Court justice

Conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo arranged forthe wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to be paid tens of thousands of dollars for consulting work just over a decade ago, specifying that her name be left off billing paperwork, according to documents reviewed by The Washington Post.

In January 2012, Leo instructed the GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway to bill a nonprofit group he advises and use that money to pay Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the documents show. The same year, the nonprofit, the Judicial Education Project, filed a brief to the Supreme Court in a landmark voting rights case.

President Biden/Biden Administration:

Congress:

Feinstein on Status of Judicial Confirmations

May 04 2023

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the current status of judicial confirmations during her absence from the Senate while she recovers from shingles:

“The Senate continues to swiftly confirm highly qualified individuals to the federal judiciary, including seven more judicial nominees who were confirmed this week. There has been no slowdown.

“This includes the confirmation of Judge Wesley Hsu to the Central District of California. He will make an outstanding jurist and I’m proud to see him join the federal bench.

“While the Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced eight strong nominees during my absence, I’m disappointed that Republicans on the committee are blocking a few from moving forward. I’m confident that when I return to the Senate, we will be able to move the remaining qualified nominees out of committee quickly and to the Senate floor for a vote.”

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