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Extended Unemployment Benefits

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Harry Reid Says Republicans Don't Care About The Unemployed | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans say they have opposed Democratic attempts to extend long-term unemployment benefits on various grounds, including that the c...

Will the GOP Get Away With Its Economic Sabotage?

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Republicans are betting that voters will blame the "party in power," which means the party of the president. Our corporate media is complicit in this strategy.

Senate Democrats: Change Filibuster Rules, Make Them Talk

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Republicans filibustered the extension of unemployment benefits on the Senate floor Tuesday. Why? Because they can get away with it. Look at how the press reported what happened.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, winter storm Hercules got 2014 off to a frigid start for the roughly 100 million people in its path. Things were equally chilly for the 1.3 million people whose unemployment benefits expired on December 28th -- a frosty "gift" from Congress, which was clearly unmoved by the fact that long-term unemployment is at its highest point since World War II. Congress should renew the emergency aid as soon as it reconvenes this week; if not, another 3.6 million Americans who've been out of work longer than 26 weeks will shortly find themselves out in the no-more-benefits-cold -- and prey to the health consequences, damaged relationships and increased rates of suicide often associated with long-term unemployment. Maybe the New Year -- and the coming midterm elections -- will help melt the GOP's frostbitten heart.

A Moral and Economic Imperative to Extend Unemployment Benefits

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

A democracy provides assistance for people who need help. A fair and just society provides assistance for people who need help. A moral society provides assistance for people who need help.

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.

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.

Arthur Delaney

Harry Reid: Extended Unemployment On The Table As Part Of 'Grand Bargain' On Debt Ceiling | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A deal to raise the statutory U.S. borrowing limit and cut the federal budget may preserve federal unemployment benefits set to expire a...

September Consumer Spending Weakens While Incomes Dip

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A mixed picture of the economy emerged one day before key midterm elections that have focused on the nation's financial health. Sp...

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

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Thornton

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.

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Benefits Are More Important Than Deficit Reduction, Say 3/4 Of Voters | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three-quarters of registered voters think Congress should forget about the deficit and preserve extended unemployment benefits and health insurance su...