13 American Cities Have Unemployment Over 15%

unemploymentThe most important news for Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009…..

According to a new government report, 13 American cities had unemployment rates over 15% in April, and another 93 American cities had unemployment rates above 10%. A lot of people are really hurting out there.

According to an internal Treasury Department document, last October Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson ordered nine banks that the Treasury Department described as “healthy” to surrender ownership interests to the U.S. government or else face regulatory action that would force them to surrender ownership interests to the government.  Does anyone else get the feeling that we are not being told the whole story here?

Ron Paul’s bill to audit the Federal Reserve has been “severely watered down” on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

One more Egyptian child has been diagnosed with the bird flu and another 39 people have been hospitalized with suspected bird flu infections.

Two more adults in New York City have died from the swine flu.  Wasn’t the swine flu supposed to disappear during the summer?

A senior health official says that the World Health Organization is getting closer to declaring that the swine flu outbreak is a global pandemic.

President Barack Obama has declared June “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month”.

A Catholic ban on adoption by same-sex couples has been ruled illegal in the U.K.

Obama also recently said that the United States is “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world”.

Dan Rather has done a documentary on a recently released Guantanamo prisoner who says that people are still being tortured there.

Israel’s Yesha Council says that Barack Obama is using “political terror” against Israel.

The Obama administration is demanding that Israel stop Jewish construction in the eastern side of Jerusalem completely.

Top Likud leaders are claiming that Barack Obama has crossed the line by directly interfering in Israeli politics.

The man who hopes to be Japan’s next finance minister envisions an Asia united by one single currency.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is claiming that U.S. intelligence agencies were behind an assassination plot that prevented him from visiting El Salvador.

Lastly, government officials are puzzled by a recent incident where a Continental Express pilot reported a “missile or rocket” flying near his airplane.  Investigators do not have any leads so far on what the unidentified object may have been.

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