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Helloooo Friday.

Mornin’, peeps. Boss is off today. It is Job’s Report Friday so we will get started with finishing up Thursday’s Bits, then jump to some of the job’s report highlights, and then rap up with Friday Bits. After *waves hands wildly overhead* all that, I will turn you wild and crazy peeps loose for the weekend to get your freaks on.


Thursday, March 9, 2023 Bits


White House Briefing Room Bits

Remarks by President Biden After Marine One Arrival
MARCH 09, 2023

Remarks by President Biden on his Budget for Fiscal Year 2024
MARCH 09, 2023

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with President Sauli Niinistö of Finland
MARCH 09, 2023

Statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on President Biden’s Travel to Canada
MARCH 09, 2023

Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Olivia Dalton and OMB Director Shalanda Young
MARCH 09, 2023

On-the-Record Press Call by OMB Director Shalanda Young and CEA Chair Cecilia Rouse on the President’s FY24 Budget
MARCH 09, 2023

Friday, March 10, 2023 Jobs Report Bits

Leaning heavy into the boss’s go-to NYT economics guy Ben Casselman we start with getting a refresher of where we’ve been.

🎁 NYT link from above: February 26, 2023 By Sydney Ember and Ben Casselman

What Layoffs? Many Employers Are Eager to Hang On to Workers.
Despite interest rate increases meant to cool the labor market, companies outside the tech industry worry about having too few workers, not too many.

March 10, 2023: February Jobs Report Bits

Casselman live blog:

🎁 NYT link
March 10, 2023, 9:59 a.m. ET14 minutes ago
U.S. Job Growth Remains Solid
Employers added 311,000 jobs in February, another stronger-than-expected showing, but the robust labor market further complicates the Federal Reserve’s decisions on interest rates.

From U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (

Payroll employment rises by 311,000 in February; unemployment rate edges up to 3.6%

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 311,000 in February, and the unemployment rate edged up to 3.6 percent. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, retail trade, government, and health care. Employment declined in information and in transportation and warehousing.


March 10, 2023 Biden Bits

Official Presidential Schedule

9:00 AMOfficial ScheduleThe President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Closed Press
10:00 AMPool Call TimeIn-Town Pool Call Time
In-Town Pool
10:45 AMOfficial ScheduleThe President delivers remarks on the February Jobs Report
Roosevelt RoomIn-House Pool
12:15 PMOfficial ScheduleThe President and The Vice President have lunch
Out-of-Town Pool
2:00 PMOfficial ScheduleThe President holds a bilateral meeting with President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission
Oval OfficeIn-House Pool Spray
2:30 PMPress BriefingPress Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young, and Council of Economic Advisers Chair Cecilia Rouse
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
5:00 PMPool Call TimeOut-of-Town Pool Call Time
Joint Base Andrews OverhangOut-of-Town Pool
5:55 PMOfficial ScheduleThe President departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews
South LawnOpen Press
6:15 PMOfficial ScheduleThe President departs Joint Base Andrews en route to New Castle, Delaware
Joint Base AndrewsOut-of-Town Pool
6:50 PMOfficial ScheduleThe President arrives in New Castle, Delaware
Out-of-Town Pool


White House Briefing Bits

Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Iran
MARCH 10, 2023

In part, reads:

     The actions and policies of the Government of Iran — including its proliferation and development of missiles and other asymmetric and conventional weapons capabilities, its network and campaign of regional aggression, its support for terrorist groups, and the malign activities of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its surrogates — continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. 

     For these reasons, the national emergency declared on March 15, 1995, must continue in effect beyond March 15, 2023.  Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to Iran declared in Executive Order 12957.  The emergency declared by Executive Order 12957 constitutes an emergency separate from that declared on November 14, 1979, by Executive Order 12170, in connection with the hostage crisis.  This renewal, therefore, is distinct from the emergency renewal of November 8, 2022.

     This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.

On a side note: Keep an eye on this one.

Arch-rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia agree to revive ties, reopen embassies in China-brokered deal (CNBC)

FACT SHEET: The American Rescue Plan’s 2-year Difference
MARCH 10, 2023

The American Rescue Plan (ARP): Top 15 Highlights from 2 Years of Recovery
MARCH 10, 2023

White House Youtube Bits

President Biden Delivers Remarks on the February Jobs Report: Scheduled for 3/10/2023, 10:45 AM (EDT)

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Shalanda Young, and Cecilia Rouse: Scheduled for 3/10/23, 2:30 PM (EDT)

Annnd that is a rap.

Time to get your freaks on!



Stay groovie. ✌

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