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Obama Believes 2014 'Can Be A Breakthrough Year For America'

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he believes 2014 can be a breakthrough year for the country. In his weekly radio and Internet addre...

No Jobs, Party on Wall Street!

Greg Autry | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Greg Autry

Despite what is essentially a depression, the stock market rocks on. The reason for this is that the stimulus is really aimed at appeasing the "free market conservatives" who populate Wall Street banks and the executive suites of our multinational corporations.

Why Republicans Want Jobs to Stay Anemic

Robert Reich | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Job-growth is sputtering. So why, exactly, do regressive Republicans continue to say "no" to every idea for boosting it? It's important for Obama and the Democrats to recognize this cynical strategy for what it is, and help the rest of America to see it.

The Party That Campaigns on This Policy Will Sweep the '14 Elections

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

So, if a party really wants to win the '14 elections so that they can get the unemployment rates down to ~4 percent, they will prove it to voters by agreeing upfront to a shared sacrifice. How does one do that? Simple. Peg congressional salaries to the unemployment rate.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Congress Loses Interest In Key Issue | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Jobs are still a top issue for many Americans, but it seems as though Congress has started to lose interest -- members of the House and Senate are tal...

Sam Stein

Obama Budget Pushes Stimulus Measures That Are Unlikely To Pass | Sam Stein | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The unveiling of President Barack Obama's budget on Wednesday morning has restarted the ongoing debate over how best to pursue deficit r...

Jennifer Bendery

Job Creation Ranked Top Priority By Americans, But Congress Moves On | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has a lot on its plate these days. Immigration reform and gun control have taken center stage in the Senate, and House Republic...

A Street-Smart Plan to Create 3 Million New Jobs

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
Paul Abrams

This is not just an economic imperative, but a social need as an increasing number of young adults get no chance to burnish their resumes and experience for their later lives, and near-retirement boomers have no opportunity to rebuild their nest-eggs.

US Conference of Mayors Calls for Action From Congress on Jobs Bills: A Citizen's Perspective

Anne Stevenson | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Anne Stevenson

Job growth exists, but Congress has stalled on reforms and cut funding to programs that ensure our job skills training programs effectively prepare workers to meet the rapidly evolving demands of the workforce.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Says Congress Can Still Help The Economy, Despite Focus On Elections | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress can still get a handful of things done in the coming weeks to boost the economy, even t...

Obama Left With Few Realistic Options On Economy

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In the wake of an alarmingly weak jobs report last week, President Barack Obama and lawmakers in both parties find themselves posse...

Fiscal Affairs: "JOBS" Disaster Looms

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

The Senate will vote today on whether to adopt the main provisions of the House bill. Passing this bill would be a major public policy mistake -- akin to the disastrous (and bipartisan) deregulation of the financial sector in the 1990s.

Jennifer Bendery

Super Committee's Failure Means Lost Avenue For Obama's Jobs Bills | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The so-called super committee announced Monday that it failed to deliver on its task: producing a plan that shaves trillions of dollars ...

Obama Urges Congress To Pass Jobs Bill For Veterans

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

CORONADO, Calif. -- President Barack Obama says veterans of conflicts overseas should not struggle to find work once they return home, and he's urging...

Obama Demands That Congress Approve His Jobs Bill

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Republicans just can't agree on the best prescription for the economy, with President Barack Oba...

Amanda Terkel

U.S. Mayors Frustrated With Gridlock On Jobs | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) is traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with congressional leaders and let them k...

Obama Takes Jobs Bill Pitch To North Carolina

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — President Barack Obama urged enthusiastic college students Wednesday to join him in his fight to get Congress to act on his new ...

Obama Sending Jobs Bill To Congress

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a sharp challenge to the GOP, President Barack Obama proposed paying for his costly new jobs plan Monday with tax hikes that Rep...

Jennifer Bendery

'The President Is Coming At Our Invitation' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that his Republican colleagues "ought to be respectful" and attend President Barack Ob...

THEY'RE BACK: Congress Returns, Prepares To Fight Over Key Issues

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress spent August listening to constituents describe their economic struggles. This week, the lawmakers return to Washing...

Unpopular Congress Gears Up For Fall Fights

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to work this coming week, divided over measures to create jobs and scorned by the nation it was elected to help l...

Maxine Waters: 'The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell'

Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) had some harsh words for the Tea Party at a forum in Inglewood, California Saturday. With California's jobless rate n...

Obama To Give Major Speech On Jobs

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Under fire in a nation desperate for jobs, President Barack Obama will soon announce a broad package of tax cuts, construction work...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's Jobs Agenda For Congress: Does It Actually Create Jobs? | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's become almost daily practice for President Barack Obama to point out the four things he says Congress can pass now to create jobs "...

Congress' Top Priorities When It Returns

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Congress gets back to work after Labor Day it will have the chance to achieve something that has largely eluded it for the entire y...