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Unemployment Insurance Expires for 1.3 Million: Will Congress Act to Undo the Damage?

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Mary Lowe of was laid off in February 2013 -- the first time in 31 years she hadn't been working. She described her unemployment insurance benefits as a lifeline for her family. But she is losing them after Dec. 28 because Congress failed to renew the unemployment insurance program before the holiday recess.

Sam Stein

Who Killed Unemployment Insurance In 2013?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The looming expiration of federal unemployment benefits raises the question of whether Democratic lawmakers bungled the debate. Thou...

Sam Stein

Budget Negotiations Prove That S**t Gets Complicated The Closer A Deal Gets

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations over a budget framework to fund the government through the next two fiscal years are progressing better than initially expe...

Sam Stein

Obama Pushes To Save The Holiday Season For A Million Unemployed People

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday came out strongly in support of extending long-term unemployment insurance past its current expiratio...

Millionaires Cashing In On Government Safety Net

Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

You don't have to need the benefit to qualify: in 2009, 2,362 American millionaires collected unemployment. Nearly one million Americans reporting at ...

Arthur Delaney

Jobless Benefits About To Lapse As Senate Dems Mull Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are discussing their strategy for reauthorizing extended unemployment insurance on Tuesday as the expiration date for t...