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Obama Pushes Senate To Extend Expiring Program

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama has told two senators proposing to extend expiring federal unemployment benefits that he plans to push Congre...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Eyes Super Committee As 'Avenue' To Move Jobs Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Still searching for mechanisms to pass pieces of the president's jobs bill, senior administration officials returned on Thursday t...

Obama Finds Himself Calling For Small Steps As Reality Sets In

AP | By ERICA WERNER and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The president who ran for office promising sweeping change now finds himself calling for baby steps. Blocked by congressional Republic...

Obama Jobs Council Meets, Urges Action On Key Issue

Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is pressing for passage of his full $447 billion jobs package in the f...

Sam Stein

White House Talks Jobs With Super Committee Members

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed Congress again on Monday to bring his American Jobs Act to a vote, promising to "put as much pressure" as ...

Obama Pitches Jobs Plan On The Road

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

DENVER — Capping a campaign trip for his economic plan and his re-election, President Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to keep pressure on Congress...

Sam Stein

Obama's Jobs Plan Has Few Avenues For Passage Or A Vote, Save The Super Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House continued on Friday to insist that it wants the President's new jobs bill to be considered as a single piece of legislat...

WATCH: Highlights From Obama Jobs Speech

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama outlined a new plan from his administration to boost job creation to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. HuffPost...

Republican Presidential Candidates React To Obama Job Speech

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

After President Barack Obama delivered a speech to a joint session of Congress on a new plan from his administration to create jobs, it didn't take lo...

FULL TEXT: Obama Outlines Jobs Plan In Joint-Congressional Address

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is delivering a speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night on his administration's plan to create jobs and get Ame...

Sam Stein

Obama Jobs Plan: $447 Billion, More Than Half In Tax Cuts, To Be Paid For By Super Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to stem the tide of poor economic news and boost his falling poll numbers, President Barack Obama proposed a $447 billion jobs pl...

LIVE UPDATS: Obama Outlines Jobs Plan

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is delivering a speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night to outline a new plan from his administration to create...

Obama Faces String Of Problems Ahead Of 2012

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama dodged a debt-ceiling fiasco Tuesday. He reacted with a wiped brow more than a victory lap, and with good reason....

Harsh Reality Should Give Obama Campaign Heartburn Ahead Of 2012

National Journal | Jim Tankersley | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

Here's a fact that should give economists--and maybe President Obama's political team--heartburn: Two years after the Great Recession officially ended...

Obama Distances Himself From New Economic Sputters

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Distancing himself from new economic sputters, President Barack Obama on Saturday declared that recent "headwinds" were the result of hi...

Lucia Graves

Lindsey Graham Blasts Jobs Bill, We 'Just Write Checks Without Ever Having To Give Anything Up'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before Barack Obama had even signed the unemployment insurance extension into law, Sen. Lindsay Graham was already railing against renewing benefits f...