Biden Warns of Nuclear “Armageddon”; Uvalde School District Suspends Police Force; Solid Job Growth Means More Fed Hikes

Biden Warns of Nuclear “Armageddon”

At a fundraising event Thursday night, President Joe Biden told Democratic donors that the world is now facing the threat of nuclear war, a surprisingly frank, and stark, commentary on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“[For the] first time since the Cuban missile crisis, we have a direct threat of the use [of a] nuclear weapon if, in fact, things continue down the path they are going,” Biden said. “We’ve got a guy I know fairly well,” the President said, referring to Russian president Vladimir Putin. “He’s not joking when he talks about potential use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons because his military is, you might say, significantly underperforming.”

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Uvalde School District Suspends Police Force

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District suspended its school police force on Friday. Additionally, Lt. Miguel Hernandez and Ken Mueller have been placed on administrative leave, with Muller electing to retire. The move comes after a CNN report showed that the district hired a former state trooper who was among the 376 law enforcement personnel who waited for 77 minutes while a shooter killed 19 children and two teachers inside a classroom.

“The District has requested the Texas Department of Public Safety to provide additional troopers for campus and extra-curricular activities,” the district said in a statement. “We are confident that staff and student safety will not be compromised during this transition.”

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Solid Job Growth Means More Fed Hikes

While the September jobs report showing steady growth is great news for America’s job seekers, it likely means that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates once again in an attempt to slow inflation.

“There is still more work for the Fed to do to coll the labor market and reduce the inflationary pressures stemming from it,” said Sarah House, economist at Wells Fargo.

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