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Shared Responsibility for Job Creation

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

If Congress is going to remain at a gridlock, all Americans must come together to help change the economic climate in this country before all hope is lost.

Don't Start Talking About The Deficit Again

Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

How well the economy is doing on November 6, 2012, will likely be the single most important factor in how America votes. And even though Republicans ...

"Do-Nothing Republican Congress" Could Sink GOP In 2012

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Even assuming that the economy continues to experience only modest improvements over the next year, the Obama campaign can lay the lack of progress where it belongs -- at the feet of the "do-nothing Republican Congress."

Michael McAuliff

Jobs Message War Hits Fever Pitch As Obama Makes Case For Infrastructure Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The high political stakes of winning the debate on jobs was on prominent display Wednesday -- and will be again Thursday -- as both part...

Golden Calf Conservatives

Cliff Schecter | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Whether it's the bronze bull encountered by those occupying Wall Street, the fixation with a Chris Christie presidency not to be, or the ex post facto...

The GOP's Ongoing Lack of Respect

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 12.28.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

All American presidents deserve respect, and all American voters deserve candidates who will confront bigotry, and not sit in convenient silence when it rears its ugly head.

Obama Jobs Bill Ignores Basic Principle of Job Creation: Small Businesses Create All the Jobs

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Small businesses need those contracts, not the tax cuts proposed in the president's jobs bill.

Joshua Hersh

Joe Biden Defends Controversial Rape Comments | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday offered a defense of his provocative claim that if Republicans didn't support the president's jobs bill, rapes and ...

Krugman: GOP Jobs Plan Is To Allow More Pollution

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

Last month President Obama finally unveiled a serious economic stimulus plan — far short of what I’d like to see, but a step in the right directio...

"Jobs Bill Killers!!"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's time President Obama and Democrats brand Republicans as "Jobs Bill Killers." They need to frame the debate by effectively accusing the GOP as simply refusing to pass any bill, even ones that include tax cuts, that will put struggling Americans back to work.

On Leadership: Jobs, Confidence and Debating Obama

John Hope Bryant | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Increasingly, Americans don't want a debate dominated by the Democratic Party or the Republican Party, but the Get it Done Party. They simply want someone to show they can get it done, preferably working together.

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats To Force Vote 'Very Soon' On Bill To Preserve 400,000 Jobs | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leaders have settled on which piece of President Barack Obama's jobs plan they want to move on first: $35 billion for ...

Occupy Wall Street: Obama's Jobs Bill

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

The common theme is "jobs, jobs, jobs," but Occupy Wall Street seems to shy away from anything to do with the Obama idea. This seems to be odd -- and wrong.

The 99%: "We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For"

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

"We are the ones we have been waiting for."- thus said candidate Barack Obama who used it for a Presidential campaign speech in February 2008. Althou...

The Seven Biggest Economic Lies

Robert Reich | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Demagogues through history have known that big lies, repeated often enough, start being believed unless they're rebutted. These seven economic whoppers are just plain wrong. Here's why.

Jennifer Bendery

Senate To Start Holding Breakout Votes In Late October | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House officials won't acknowledge that President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs package is expected to fail in a Tuesday night v...

Obama Strategy May Be Paying Off With Swing State Voters Ahead Of 2012

The New Republic | Ruy Teixeira | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Recent polling data confirm that Obama's strategy is paying off with both base and swing voters. In the most recent Washington Post/ABC poll, Democrat...

Tyler Kingkade

Unemployed Lobby Super Committee Members During Rally At Capitol | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Linda Evans cried Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol building as she described the unemployment crisis and her own struggle to find work...

Real Economic Patriotism

Paul A. London | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Paul A. London

The economic story that the Republican Party is peddling to American voters is profoundly unpatriotic and dead wrong.

Obama Challenges GOP On Jobs Bill

Reuters | Laura MacInnis | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama challenged Republican leaders on Tuesday to put his entire $447 billion jobs plan to a vote, rather than ...

Memo to Obama: Push for Jobs, Don't Shove Employers

Adam Levin | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
Adam Levin

Does it really make sense to elevate unemployment to a protected status with race, creed, national origin or anything else protected by the Constitution?

Play To The Base?

Al Checchi | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

Those who are advising President Obama to "play to the base" and tack further to the left are sowing the seeds for a Democratic wipe out more devastat...

What You Don't Know About Obama's Jobs Bill

Grant Cardone | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics
Grant Cardone

There are components in Obama's job bill that will further kill the chance of an economic recovery and further stymie job growth. Recently, I was at a...

A President Standing in Quicksand

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The political wizards around Obama do not understand how demoralizing the Obama presidency has been for his most enthusiastic supporters. Their candidate turned out to be a Chicago pol with a veneer of populism.

Why Obama's Jobs Bill Could Be Bad For Charity | Robert Frank | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact

The aim of philanthropy — as stated by John D. Rockefeller — is for the wealthy to step in and provide services that government won’t. The two w...