iOS app Android app

American Jobs Act

Job Killers

Jim Worth | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Why aren't Republicans interested in creating jobs, the best stimulus for America's recovery? There are three reasons -- take your pick.

While Schools Decay, We Can't Turn Away

Randi Weingarten | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

The president's jobs plan has a unique ability to strengthen both the economy and our public schools -- urgent tasks, since neither can be strong if the other is weak.

Modern Investments: A Historic Truth

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

To create jobs, modern economies require modern investments. That isn't a Democratic or Republican idea; it's a historic and economic truth that we have proved out time and again as a people.

Michael McAuliff

Joe Biden: 'All Crime Will Continue To Rise' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden doubled down Wednesday on his charge that rape and murder will rise if Congress fails to pass the American Jobs...

Payroll Tax Cut Extension Will Support Small Business Growth

Kristie Arslan | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business
Kristie Arslan

For the nation's over 22 million self-employed business owners, extending the payroll tax cut to employers is a big deal because they pay both the employee and employer portions of the FICA contribution.

GOP Leader Accuses Obama Of 'Doing His Best Howard Dean Impersonation'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has joined the critics of President Barack Obama's jobs bus tour, likening the president to a failed De...

Sam Stein

Bob McDonnell's Education Department Admits Obama's Policies Saved Or Created 7,715 Teacher Jobs | Sam Stein | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's decision to separate his jobs bill into individual pieces and push for funds to hire teachers and first responders fir...

John McCain: Obama Bus Tour Is 'Wrong'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) continued his verbal onslaught against President Barack Obama's bus tour on Tuesday, blasting the three-day swing throug...

Jason Linkins

Not All 'American Jobs Acts' Are Created Equal, But They'll Be Covered As If They Were! | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2011 | Media

Over at the Plum Line, Greg Sargent makes an earnest plea for the media to examine the two competing job plans -- the White House's "American Jobs Act" and the Senate GOP's "Real American Jobs Act" -- and ask if each is seriously contributing to the debate to the same degree. This certainly would be nice, but it probably won't happen. I think that the press sincerely believes they are already serving their customers well; it's just that they believe their customers want to passively sample horse-race political stenography, as opposed to informed conclusions about how distinct policy alternatives impact the lives of ordinary people. They believe that their "consumers" want "the view from nowhere," and this is how that works.

Obama's Reason For Bus Tour: 'I'm The President'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JAMESTOWN, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's touring Republican areas of North Carolina for a simp...

Occupy Wall Street: A Bottom Up Revolution in Need of Leadership to Define Its Mission

Pearl Korn | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Many of us wondered when it would happen, what it would take to ignite a national outcry against those that are destroying the American Dream for millions for their own selfish gain.

Obama Hits Virginia On America Jobs Act Tour

AP | BOB LEWIS | Posted 12.18.2011 | DC

EMPORIA, Va. — Don't look for Democrats in fiercely contested Virginia legislative elections to join President Barack Obama as he brings his cam...

Occupy America: A New Great Awakening

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 12.17.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

For Christians, supporting the Occupy America protests should be clear-cut. The protesters are lifting up principles of compassion, justice and love. These principles are central to the Christian faith.

A Jobs Program or a No Jobs Program; Is Not the Choice Obvious?

James Adler | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
James Adler

Any comprehensive cost-benefit analysis would strongly favor job creation and work over persistent unemployment, dependency and personal, family and community deterioration.

Sam Stein

Democrats Planning Major Capitol Hill Rally To Push Obama's Jobs Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to put political pressure on Republicans and provide a few sympathetic visuals for reporters, congressional Democrats are plannin...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats To Force Vote 'Very Soon' On Bill To Preserve 400,000 Jobs | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leaders have settled on which piece of President Barack Obama's jobs plan they want to move on first: $35 billion for ...

Obama Campaigns In Key 2012 States On New Jobs Strategy

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

FLETCHER, N.C. — Rolling through small Southern towns in a campaign-style bus, President Barack Obama on Monday pressed lawmakers back in Washin...

Senator Endorses Change To Filibuster Rule

Wilmette-Kenilworth-Patch | Steve Sadin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

Frustrated with Senate Republicans blocking a majority of 51 senators from passing President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act, Sen. Richard Durbin (...

WATCH: Obama Renews Jobs Bill Efforts

AP | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he's going to travel the country telling lawmakers to do their jobs and vote in favor of his economic p...

Friday Talking Points -- I Am A 99 Percenter

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Occupy Wall Street protest continues. So far, its staying power has surprised and enthused a large swath of America, and surprised and bemused mu...

The Jobs Act: Changing the Focus to Create More Jobs More Quickly, Cheaply and Certainly

James Adler | Posted 12.14.2011 | Los Angeles
James Adler

Now that the Senate has refused to consider the president's Americans Job Act in one piece, it is time to look at each piece.

John McCain's Jobs Numbers Snafu

Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) appeared on Fox News Thursday afternoon, voicing his alternatives to President Barack Obama's jobs plan. In the process of ...

Republicans' Plan To Create Jobs Is To Repeal Obama Measures

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama talked about jobs legislation in a 10-minute phone call Thursday, the Ohio Re...

Labor Union Targets Vulnerable Republicans In Ads

The Huffington Post | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the nation's largest labor unions, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, will begin the airing an ad...

Senate Republicans Successfully Filibuster American Jobs

Bob Cesca | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

When I heard President Obama announce The American Jobs Act, I mistakenly thought the Republicans wouldn't dare vote against "American jobs."