Holder went one too far! New evidence undermines feds’ case against Arizona

Going after the Sheriff may have been a bridge too far. Eric Holder and the DOJ may have bitten off more than they can chew.
You’ve heard a lot about the Justice Department’s lawsuit to stop the new Arizona immigration law. But that’s just one part of the Obama administration’s multi-front war on immigration enforcement in Arizona. Read our earlier story on how Holder is suing colleges over asking students for documentation Here
Despite the splash of attention from the newest lawsuit, the Justice Department’s investigation of Arpaio could end badly for Holder. When the Department first informed Arpaio that a probe was under way, back in March 2009, it sent a letter saying the investigation would focus on “alleged patterns or practices of discriminatory police practices and unconstitutional searches and seizures.” But now we learn that just six months before that, in September 2008, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, known as ICE, did its own investigation of Arpaio’s office — and gave it a clean bill of health. Arpaio’s lawyers   recently got a copy of the ICE report through the Freedom of Information Act.
ICE officials evaluated how the sheriff’s office performed under a law that allows specially trained local law enforcement officers to enforce parts of federal immigration law. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, which is the largest sheriff’s office in the Arizona, has 189 officers who have been trained by ICE to enforce federal immigration statutes

Read more at the Washington Examiner:  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/New-evidence-undermines-feds_-case-against-Arizona-705578-102106209.html

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Unemployment rate up to 9.6 percent – Broader mesure 16.7%

Gee, I am on vacation, and I was sure I would have a day without Zero. But alas, I was enjoying watching Fox this morning, and lo, the drum beat… news alert….. Zero was to appear before my eyes. Earlier, I had caught that the rise of unemployment had gone up to 9.6… but that was “unexpectecly good” as it was thought it would go higher. My, my. So of course, how would Zero spin this? Somehow, someway he tells us this is good news… there was some hiring, but others mentioned that at this rate it would take decades to recover. He spun some crazy a** hole numbers and tells me how happy I will be, and bashed the usual suspects for being in this situation. But stay tuned…. he will appear before us once again, next week and have a News Conference!!

Americans received an unwanted Labor Day weekend present as the unemployment rate increased to 9.6%, the government reported Friday.The small uptick shows the economy is still struggling to fully escape the grip of last year’s recession.

Unemployment was previously at 9.5%.

Lack of job creation has economists worried the unemployment rate will rise above 10% again at the beginning of next year.
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Broader U-6 Jobless Rate up to 16.7%: Why the Jump?


The U.S. jobless rate rose to 9.6% in August, but the government’s broader measure of unemployment rose even more to 16.7%, the highest rate since April.The comprehensive gauge of labor underutilization, known as the “U-6″ for its data classification by the Labor Department, accounts for people who have stopped looking for work or who can’t find full-time jobs.

Both rates increased despite a rise of 290,000 in the number of people who are employed. The number of unemployed people in the U.S. also rose, but by a smaller amount — 261,000. The unemployment rates moved up as more unemployed people moved back into the labor force to look for jobs. More than half a million people re-entered the job market last month, as the overall labor force rose 550,000.

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More at Hot Air Hot Air> The unemployment rate went up slightly in August to 9.6%, over the July rate of 9.5%, and overall the economy shed 54,000 jobs, according to the latest report from the BLS.  Private sector growth slowed from in July, dropping from an adjusted gain of 107,000 to 67,000, while the government terminated 131,000 jobs

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