Daily Clips: February 11th, 2016

Low US jobless claims underscore labor market strength: Amidst all of the chatter about the 2016 primaries, the US economy’s labor market continues to show signs of growth – an excellent figure for Democrats and their chances to retain the White House. “The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week,” reports Reuters. This news suggests “the labor market remains on solid footing despite slowing economic growth and a stock market rout.”

Elizabeth Warren urges CDC to look at marijuana as a potential fix to prescription painkiller epidemic: I wonder what industry would hate to see marijuana legalized? I don’t know, maybe the industry that is profiting off the constipation caused by opioids…

Marco Rubio’s tax plan would increase the deficit by $8.2 trillion: That’s…something. Let’s see how David Brooks spins Rubio’s trickle-down budget.

Nick Cassella

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