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Jobs Bill Clears Senate, Heads To Obama's Desk

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Companies that hire unemployed workers will get a temporary payroll tax holiday under a bill that easily won congressional approval...

Unemployment To Stay High In 2010

Daily Finance | Bruce Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and other top economic officials in the Obama administration say that, while they expect some improvement thi...

Anti-Porn Amendment Sinks Tech Bill: Dems Accuse GOP Of Petty Obstruction

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Thursday sidetracked an $80 billion technology bill, cutting out all new programs as part of an anti-pornograp...

Job Creation Begins at Home

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

While job creation is the number one national priority at the moment, climate change threatens not only the health of the planet, but our economic viability as well. The solution to both is a clean energy economy.

What The Voters Want: As Washington Dithers, Public Demands More Jobs

AP | LIZ SIDOTI and CHRISTINE SIMMONS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — They just don't get it in Washington. There's a gaping disconnect between what Americans care about and what President Barack Obam...

The New Strategy for Jobs (Slow and Steady)

Cynthia Gordy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cynthia Gordy

When I interviewed Congresswoman Barbara Lee about health care last week, we also talked about the jobs bill the House voted on that same day. The bil...

The Health Care Endgame, Student Protests, and is the Jobs Bill a Phony?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

No matter what, we will have a health care bill - whether three-fourths of Americans like it or not. The question is: Vote it in and fix it later, or discard it altogether?

The Health Care Endgame, Student Protests, and is the Jobs Bill a Phony?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

No matter what, we will have a health care bill - whether three-fourths of Americans like it or not. The question is: Vote it in and fix it later, or discard it altogether?

Our Jobs, Our Lives

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

There is a dark undercurrent to the jobs package, as anti-immigrant Republicans once again attempt to turn debate on this economic recovery bill into a referendum on immigrant workers.

Daniel Henninger: Bring Back the Robber Barons | DANIEL HENNINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If the goal is job growth, we need to admit one fact: Political entrepreneurs create fewer jobs than do market entrepreneurs. We need new mass markets...

Jobs Bill: House Expected To Pass New Hire Tax Credit, Highway Funds

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Despite doubts among many lawmakers that it will create many jobs, the House on Thursday passed legislation giving companies that h...

Weekly Audit: The GOP Hates Jobs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Through inaction and timid legislative negotiations, Congress just keeps letting the U.S. sink deeper and dee...

Sen. Jim Bunning Literally Gives the Finger to America (UPDATE Kyl Joins In, Jobless Aid "Disincentive To Work")

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Sen. Jim Bunning has single-handedly forced the furlough of 2,000 transportation workers and cut off hundreds of thousands unemployed Americans from critical assistance.

No Accountability in NY or DC: $15 Billion for Jobs, $20 Billion for Bonuses - and Dodd Still Wants to Compromise

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

29 million unemployed Americans will receive less financial support in total than was given out in bonuses to about 165,000 Wall Street employees. If you don't feel like a sucker yet, you're probably not paying attention.

Republicans Use Jim Bunning to Say Tough S**t to America

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kieschnick

Sen. Jim Bunning is the worst person in the Senate. Yes, I know there is a lot of competition. But I have to admit, I give bonus points simply for being crude.

Ryan Grim

Pelosi On Job Creation: House Will Get Behind Incremental Approach | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Sunday that House Democrats would come around and embrace the incremental approach to job creation that the Se...

Take the Damn Vote

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Serious people assure us that there just aren't the votes to pass a public option. You know, there is one way to find out. Take the damn vote.

Friday Talking Points [113] -- Republican Reconciliation Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the dust settles on the aftermath of the health reform summit, not much has changed. Not that anyone really expected anything to change, much, to be honest.

Sen. Grassley Grills Goldman Sachs Over Hefty Fees For 'Build America' Bonds

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sen. Chuck Grassley (D-Iowa) is concerned that Goldman Sachs will collect sizable fees from its role as an underwriter of the 'Build America' bonds th...

Let's Have a Real Conversation About Jobs

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

What's really at stake here is the survival of perhaps the most endangered species in America: Its dwindling, almost non-existent middle class.

House Shooting For Jobs Bill Vote Before Weekend

The Hill | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats are nearing a deal on the Senate jobs bill and could vote on it before the weekend, according to House Ways and Means Committee Chairm...

Senate Jobs Bill Vote: Modest Version Of Bill Up For Vote

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats delivered the first of several promised election-year jobs bills Wednesday, passing a measure blending highway fun...

President Scott Brown Wins Jobs Bill, Tax Cuts

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Two events this week have served to illustrate my point about the ongoing failure of the Democrats to self-promote.

Top Deficit Hawk David Walker Says Job Creation Is Top Priority

Politico | LAWRENCE MISHEL & DAVID M. WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

resident Barack Obama is in a difficult position when it comes to deficits. Today's high deficits will have to go even higher to help address unemploy...

Bipartisan Blight 4: The Shrinking Jobs Bill

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Harry Reid's strategy is likely to end up with both bad policy and bad politics. Bite sized bills on conservative terms won't begin to address the challenges we face.