There were 457,000 new unemployment claims last week. Your President (he’s still President, by the way; didn’t get voted out this week!) is still advocating for the Congress to extend unemployment benefits for all the old, boring unemployed, much of the total mass of the official 14.8 million jobless, most of whom ran out or are going to soon run out of the unemployment insurance. Who knows? Because, things get fun early next year. Or as the Washington Post put it, the “energetic conservative base is eager to thwart President Obama’s every move.” Yay, every move! Also there are the 2000 about-to-be unemployed Democrats in D.C. to deal with, but whatever.