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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Home Is Where The Crisis Is

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The stimulus package is the mirror image of the administration's response to the housing crisis, which has been a political success but a policy failure.

7 New Tax Credits Now Available Through the Recovery Act

Rep. John B. Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. John B. Larson

Tax cuts were the biggest individual component of the Recovery Act. Even though only half of taxpayers have filed so far this year, tax refunds are already up nearly 10% from last year due to the Recovery Act.

Ambitious High-Speed Rail Projects (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

High-speed rails are appearing more frequently in government agendas, as it's a more economical form of transportation that stimulates job growth, not...

Recovery Act in Action: A 48C Story

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Cree, Inc. -- America's foremost producer of LED lighting -- is making important economic advances. And at the center of this story is a Recovery Act tax credit that helped to pull a lot of this together.

Lightening Beutner's Burden: The Impossible Battle of LA's Jobs Czar

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Harry Moroz

With the persistence of fiscal deterioration and skyscraper high unemployment, Congress must quickly pass urban jobs legislation. Restarting the economy is impossible without restarting its economic engines: cities.

Recovery Act in Action: Tracking the Ripples

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Thanks to the Recovery Act, there are hundreds of thousands of teachers in classrooms, police on the beat, construction workers fixing our infrastructure, engineers building the the smart grid, and much more.

Less Stimulus For Minority Businesses

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Hispanic and black businesses are receiving a disproportionately small number of federal stimulus contracts, creating a rising chor...

To Make Poverty History, Make Clean Energy Cheap

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

Nearly 1.6 billion of our fellow human beings have no access to electricity; around 2.4 billion people meet their basic cooking and heating needs by burning biomass, such as wood, crop waste, and dung.

Is Bipartisanship a Means or an End?

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anna Burger

The American people want the best ideas from both parties and they want to see Congress have an honest debate on those ideas. But make no mistake about it: Americans are deeply invested in results.

It's a Good Thing We're Still Talking About the Stimulus

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

What has been absent in the current debate is a shift in how policymakers will think about economic stimulus -- and, particularly, about economic recovery -- in the future.

Judging the Stimulus Law: Three Overlooked Areas

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

As the spin cycle assesses the successes and shortcomings of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), it is worth pointing to three areas in the law that are too often overlooked.

The Recovery Act -- One Year Later

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sec. Hilda Solis

There's been a lot of rhetoric about the Recovery Act, but there is no question it has saved or created millions of jobs. It's one of the main reasons the economy has gone from shrinking by 6% to growing at about 6%.

The Tea Party Hangover

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The interesting question on this first anniversary of the stimulus is what will happen when a conservative movement building itself on opposition to governing finds itself in the driver's seat.

Happy Anniversary, Recovery Act

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Regardless of the inability of the Democrats to sell their most successful policies, along with the inability of the Republicans to tell the truth about all of those check-cashing ceremonies they're attending, the recovery act has worked.

Jason Linkins

Ringing In The Stimulus New Year, Washington DC-Style | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Happy American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Day! While Democrats fanned out across the country to make the case that the stimulus is actually stimul...

Democrats Commemorate Anniversary Of Stimulus With Ad Calling GOP 'Hypocrites' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Happy birthday American Recovery and Reinvestment Act! Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of the $787 billion stimulus package....

Recovery Act: Saving and Creating Jobs, Laying the Foundation for Economic Growth

Rep. George Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. George Miller

Too many workers continue to lose their jobs or have trouble finding new ones. Our work will not end until every American in need of a job can find one. The Recovery Act was a successful first step towards that end.

Reality Check: One Year after Stimulus, Blacks and Latinos Still Struggling

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

On the one-year anniversary of the stimulus bill, it's going to take more than colorful pie charts and grandiose projections to ease the anxiety and angst that is gripping our communities.

Renew a Federal Stimulus Program That's Creating Local Jobs Now

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

The new jobs bill is an enormous opportunity for lawmakers to give a boost to a program from the stimulus that LA and San Francisco are using to create thousands of jobs.

Stimulus Saved Or Created 7,200 Jobs In Colorado: State

Boulder Daily Camera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - State officials say federal stimulus spending saved or created the equivalent of about 7,200 full-time jobs in Colorado the final three month...

How Democrats Pulled the U.S. Economy Back from the Brink

Sen. Byron Dorgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sen. Byron Dorgan

It's been a tough year, but the investments we made in the economy pulled it back from the brink of disaster. We're not out of the woods yet by a long shot, but there are signs the Bush Recession may now be ending.

What I'll Be Listening for Tonight

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 01.27.2010 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Tonight as the President speaks I'll be listening and hoping that the President agrees that the best way through these times is by pursuing opportunity for all.

Wind Power Growth Up 39% Due To Stimulus Investment

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While debates about the economy, unemployment and the effectiveness of the stimulus plan continue to rage throughout the country, their appears to be ...

Must Dissent = Disloyalty?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Massachusetts's election of a Republican U.S. Senator on Tuesday night should give us pause. It should also give us hope that Americans are not sold on the extreme take-it or leave-it solutions from either political party.

Memo to AFL-CIO's Trumka

Jeff Ballinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Ballinger

Now that you've submitted a five-point plan to the Jobs Summit (the "official" position of the labor movement), it is time to plan a return-trip to the White House for a less formal session with President Obama.