Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

November 10, 2009: Thumbs Up

**Health Care Milestone:** The House of Representatives passed a health care bill by a vote of 220-215. Thirty-nine Democrats opposed the bill while one Republican representative, Anh Cao (R-La.), supported it. *Thumbs Up*

**Bleak Outlook:** The national unemployment rate has jumped to 10.2 percent, the highest rate since 1983. *Thumbs Down*

**Renewal:** Saad Hariri (MSB ’92), Lebanese prime minister-designate and son of Rafik B. (namesake of the MSB building), has formed his new government, ending a five-month period of political instability. *Thumbs Up*

**Promiscuous Palin:** Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol Palin’s child, has agreed to pose nude for Playgirl Magazine. *Thumbs Down*

**Bipartisan Holiday Cheer:** An 85-foot blue spruce from Sen. John McCain’s home state of Arizona has been selected to be the White House Christmas tree. *Thumbs Up*”

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