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Jobs Bill

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...

The Other Main Street: Unemployment, Deficits & False Choices

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

Life is grim on most Main Streets, but some Main Streets are far worse than others. Take Martin Luther King Boulevard in Austin or Martin Luther King Street in Jackson, MS.

Sam Stein

Scott Brown Ad: New Senator Targeted Over Jobs Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Senate gets ready to consider its jobs bill this week, a group that works closely with Democratic leadership and the Obama White House is worki...

Scott Brown Breaks With GOP To Support Jobs Bill

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate's newest member broke ranks Monday with fellow Republicans to support a Democratic jobs bill in an important procedural ...

Weak-Kneed Senators Want Mere 15 Day Unemployment Extension, as Govs Beg for Real Help

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Earlier today, I learned from trusted sources on the Hill that Senator Harry Reid will propose only a 15 day unemployment and COBRA extension. Such ...

Behold The (Extremely Tiny) Wonders Of Bipartisanship

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Sure, getting this scrap of a jobs bill passed is better than passing nothing. But is today's bipartisan vote the beginning of anything remotely like a constructive working relationship?

Senate GOP Staff Meet With Lobbyists On Jobs Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roll Call reports that Senate Republican leadership staff has begun meeting with lobbyists after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scrapped plans for ...

Help Wanted: Jobs for Low-Income Working Families

Brandon Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Roberts

While the hiring tax break certainly has merit, the government must take bolder action to curb high unemployment of low-income working families who were already struggling to get by before the Great Recession hit.

Senate GOP Meets With Lobbyists To Discuss Jobs Bill

Roll Call | Anna Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republican leadership staff are huddling with K Streeters this afternoon over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) decision to forgo a ...

Band-Aids, Bipartisanship and Baby-Steps: How Not to Deal With a Jobs Crisis

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Does anyone believe that we would be facing the same lack of urgency about the jobs crisis in Washington if it were the unemployment rate among the top 10 percent that was 31 percent?

Workforce Demographics: Who Are We Creating Jobs For?

Deborah Frett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deborah Frett

Women today remain under-represented in green sector jobs and I am hopeful that the Obama Administration and Congress will focus their efforts to make sure women are retained for sustainable careers.

A 10-Point Program for Job Creation and Economic Transformation

Bradford Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradford Kane

The focus of job proposals should be on transformative economic development in key industries that hold the promise of becoming the drivers of economic prosperity for years to come.

The Guy Wants Out: Bye-Bye, Bayh!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"That's nice. Very nice to meet you, Mitch. I -- anyway, the reason I'm calling is because we've been getting complaints. From the other tenants."

Tim Kaine Details Lessons Learned From Coakley Loss, Talks Mid-Term Election Strategy (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday to talk about the party's strategy for the midterm electio...

Weekly Audit: More Jobs Please

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

>By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger One year after President Barack Obama secured passage of his critical economic stimulus package, the U.S. Se...

Gallup: Americans Think the Best Way to Create Jobs Is to Protect Manufacturing

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Senate Democrats should go back to the drawing board and do a real job bills that makes America competitive with China by investing in infrastructure with Buy America provisions.

Ryan Grim

Webb Wants Banker Tax As Amendment To Jobs Bill | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), who rarely gets into battles he thinks he can't win, said on Friday that he'll push to include a windfall bonus tax as an amend...

Senate Releases Bipartisan Jobs Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Stung by criticism that a bipartisan jobs bill emerging in the Senate wouldn't create many jobs, Senate Democrats on Thursday propo...

Eliminate Filibuster Now: A "First 100 Days" of Year 2, Avoid Supreme Court Fight, Win 2010 Elections.

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

While the Republicans bellyache about being steamrollered, Democrats can pass the agenda for which the nation voted in 2008, but soured on because of the dithering and dealmaking the existence of the filibuster created.

Bipartisan Jobs Bill Would Do Little To Create Jobs

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — There's a problem with the bipartisan jobs bill emerging in the Senate: It won't create many jobs. The bill includes tax cuts to p...

Ryan Grim

Jobs Bill Details Released: Read The Memo | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Finance Committee released on Thursday a bipartisan draft of a proposed jobs bill, which includes business tax breaks, an extension of subs...

Ryan Grim

Reid Tosses Bloated Bipartisan Jobs Bill For Something Leaner | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate's bipartisan jobs package, which had robust support from the White House and the GOP, but was packed with corporate giveaways, lasted less ...

Weekly Audit: Attack of the Imaginary Budget Demons

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger On Feb. 1, President Barack Obama unveiled his 2011 budget proposal. While conservative pundits reacted with ...

Senate Jobs Bill Misses Deadline, Republicans Want All Tax Cuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico reports that Senate Democrats "will miss their self-imposed deadline for bringing a jobs bill to the floor Monday," and while DC's major snow...

Paralysis on the Left and in Congress: Health Reform, Strong Jobs Bill In Peril

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Progressive groups, Democrats and unions also haven't coalesced behind a clear strategy to move now-stalled health care reform forward, or to convince cowed Senate Democrats to take on the a large-scale jobs creation program.