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January 1, Saudi Air Force Officer Kills 3 on FL Navy Base



This Day in History | 1941

The Japanese launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor

Good morning Middle Americans, 

78 years ago the Naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. This week a sailor at Pearl Harbor killed two people including himself. And then on Friday, a Saudi Air Force officer opened fire on base in Pensacola, FL killing three people, before the shooter was shot and killed by authorities. It really makes you question the security on these military bases and the logic of bringing foreign nationals on US military bases to train them. 

Also today, you can read more about the White House’s decision not to participate in the Impeachment process. Also we got a very good jobs report yesterday. The economy just keeps getting better. 

Read all about it 

– Fraser Dixon 

Saudi Air Force Officer ID’d as Shooter on FL Navy Air Base

(AP) – U.S. law enforcement officials were digging into the background of the suspected Florida naval station shooter Friday, to determine the Saudi Air Force officer’s motive and whether it was connected to terrorism.

As questions swirled about the shooting, which left four people dead, including the attacker, officials identified the suspect as 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, an aviation officer in the Saudi Air Force. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

Alshamrani was attending the aviation school at Naval Air Station Pensacola, one of hundreds of international military members who are receiving training there.

Learn more about the investigation into the shooters motive here

White House Says It Won’t Participate in Impeachment Hearings

(Fox News) – The White House said Friday it will not participate in House Judiciary Committee impeachment proceedings, blasting the inquiry as “completely baseless” in a curt response to Democrats ahead of Monday’s scheduled hearing.

“House Democrats have wasted enough of America’s time with this charade,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone said in a scathing one-page letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., obtained by Fox News. “You should end this inquiry now and not waste even more time with additional hearings.”

Find out more about the White House decision not to participate here

U.S. Hiring Strengthened in November, Fueling Expansion

(Wall Street Journal)The U.S. job market strengthened in November, as hiring jumped and unemployment returned to a half-century low, adding fuel to the economic expansion.

Employers added 266,000 jobs last month—the fastest pace since 312,000 in January—and the jobless rate dipped to 3.5%, matching September as the lowest level since 1969, the Labor Department said Friday. Wages also advanced, up 3.1% from a year earlier.

“This is a ‘who would have thought moment?’” said Becky Frankiewicz, president of staffing company ManpowerGroup’s North America division. “No one would have ever guessed we could be sitting at 3.5% unemployment with 110 months of job gains.”

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