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Entries by Michael Thornton from 12/2010

Unemployed 99er Toni Boughner is "Trying to Remain Optimistic in The Face of Gathering Doom"

| Posted 12.04.2010 | Impact

"How does someone explain to their child that they can have a place to live and maybe stay warm in the winter, but in order to do that they won't have...

99ers Send Their Appeals for Help to Sen. Sanders in 'Letters to Bernie'

| Posted 12.14.2010 | Impact

Ms. Jarrin shared some of the letters she received from the long-term unemployed. What follows are a couple of those letters to Sen. Sanders from the long-term unemployed.

99ers Send Their Appeals for Help to Sen. Sanders in "Letters to Bernie" Part II

| Posted 12.16.2010 | Politics

What follows are a couple of those letters to Sen. Bernie Sanders from the long-term unemployed.

H.R. 6556 Was Likely the Last Chance This Year to Help 99ers; Next Year Looks Even Less Promising

| Posted 12.22.2010 | Impact

The latest legislative effort to move forward 99er unemployment legislation, H.R. 6556, appears to be at a crossroads, but more realistically -- a dead end.

99er LaDona King Sings a Poignant Version of "Santa Baby"

| Posted 12.24.2010 | Impact

LaDona King, or Paladinette as she is known by many 99ers, decided to tell the 99er story with a holiday flavor. This 99er "Santa Baby" version should be heard by President Obama and all those in Congress.

Gibbs: 99ers Will be Saved by Jobs, Not Unemployment Benefits. But Honestly....

| Posted 12.31.2010 | Politics

In replying to Jake Tapper's question about 99ers and what can be done to help the unemployed, Robert Gibbs offered a baffling, disjointed, mishmash answer chock full of clichés and lacking any substance.