The Third GOP Debate on CNBC is now history. As we noted the latest in our "Notations" yesterday, candidates were busy as the Democrats were also quite busy yesterday as well. Hillary Rodham Clinton was also quite busy with her obsevations on it while on the road in New Hampshire and sent out a call to action to her suppoters.
The debate itself saw apparently two "winners" that Media outltes like Politico and FT.com crowned; Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Marco Rubio's "punchline" was that the Democrats have the biggest SuperPac: The mainstream media. This was as he was reminded of the editorial in the largest newspaper in Florida calling on him to resign. This was the same newspaper that endorsed him. Ted Cruz also went on a rampage against the media--while Vox came out with one simple yet profound fact: the tables were turned to avoid the substance of discussing their plans which unfortunately does not add up.
Beyond the debate stage, though, the business of Government continued. The 2-Year Budget deal seems certain to pass although Rand Paul has said he would fillibuster it. The National Proirities project released this earlier:
The United States is aso about to get a new speaker as well. It also seems that all the disputes with Israel are in the past as the Israeli Defense Minister on a Washington visit noted that "...all is well" as a prelude to the Israei Prime Minister's Visit to Washington Post.
As We went to press, the US Labor Department came out with weekly unemployment numbers noting that, "....In the week ending October 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 260,000, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 259,000. The 4-week moving average was 259,250, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 263,250. This is the lowest level for this average since December 15, 1973 when it was 256,750.....".