The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: April 5, 2010

- Obama Administration officials say the jobless rate may actually rise from March’s 9.7%. Job increases show economic promise, and draw former “discouraged” unemployed back into the search. [ Washington Post ]

-The U.S. military admited to killing three Afghan women in a Special Operations raid. Military had formerly denied any involvement or cover up in the February deaths. [ New York Times ]

-The New York gubernatorial hopeful, Carl Paladino , has a love child .  The conservative nominee admited to fathering the child ten years ago during an afffair. [ NY Daily News ]

-Should Charlie Sheen get a raise ? [ The Daily Beast ]

-The anti-cupcake backlash has begun. [ Times Online ]

Photograph of cupcake by Flickr user Hello Darlin , under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.