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A.M. Links: Obama Approval Rating Highest in Year and a Half, Unemployment Down to 7.7 Percent, Snow May Be Delaying North Korea Missile Launch


  • snow wouldn't delay him

    At 57 percent, President Obama is enjoying his highest approval ratings since Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden.

  • 146,000 new jobs were created in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, moving the unemployment rate down to 7.7 percent, the lowest it's been since 2008.
  • Much hullabaloo over the first medical marijuana dispensary to open in New Jersey, three years after a law allowing it was passed. "I've got joint pain!"
  • Egyptians are pouring in to Tahrir Square to protest Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the draft constitution that will be voted on next week.
  • The battle for Damascus has been taken to the international airport, where rebels warn civilians and airlines to enter only at their own risk.
  • North Korea's planned missile launch may be being delayed on account of snow.

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