iOS app Android app

Jobs Speech

At Last.

Dave Helfert | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Dave Helfert

Fifty years ago, Etta James recorded a song that became her signature, "At Last." And last week, President Obama outlined the American Jobs Act, which appears to be a realistic government response to the persistent 9%+ unemployment rate. At last.

Obama: A Speech Worthy of His Job

Michael Maslansky | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

Whether it results in the passage of the American Jobs Act remains to be seen. But it did what it was supposed to do: it put Republicans on defense for the first time in months.

President Obama's Job Speech: What it Means for Latinos

Lili Gil | Posted 11.09.2011 | Latino Voices
Lili Gil

Could Obama's job plan finally restore the confidence of the middle-class family, the single mom, the unemployed professional, or the Latino worker?

WATCH: Obama's Jobs Speech In 35 Seconds

Posted 11.09.2011 | Comedy

After Buzzfeed whittled down the Republican presidential debate to a mere 45 seconds, they did one better: Just 35 seconds to cut to the heart of Obam...

Jennifer Bendery

Question Remains Whether Congress Can Pass Any Major Jobs Plan | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Congressional lawmakers were quick to offer boilerplate responses to President Barack Obama's jobs speech on Thursday night, but none wer...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan: Obama's Jobs Bill Would Save 280,000 Teaching Jobs | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education

CHICAGO -- America's two largest teachers unions, which have often clashed with the Obama administration on education policies, praised the president ...

Zach Carter

Obama Pushes Medicare Cuts In Jobs Speech | Zach Carter | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his jobs speech before Congress Thursday night, President Barack Obama appeared to call on congressional Democrats to cut Medicare, a...

The War Budget Is Burning Down Our Economy

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The simple truth is that, beyond war industry hype, military spending costs us jobs.

Jennifer Bendery

'The President Is Coming At Our Invitation' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that his Republican colleagues "ought to be respectful" and attend President Barack Ob...

Republicans Plan To Skip Obama's Jobs Speech

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama will address both chambers of Congress Thursday to unveil his plan to create jobs, but not everyone plans to attend. Despite...

President Obama's Jobs Plan Has Three Major Problems

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

The first problem is that $300 billion is much too small to stimulate an economy the size of the United States. The federal government bailed out AIG, one company, for approximately $150 billion.

Congressional Democrats' Advice for Obama's Jobs Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The nation is waiting to hear what President Obama is going to say tomorrow night, when he gives an address to a joint session of Congress on the subj...

Comedians Live Tweet Obama's Jobs Speech

Posted 11.07.2011 | Comedy

UPDATE: Read the archive of the livetweet below. And be sure to visit our pals at Witstream for a daily feed of the funniest tweets. President Obam...

Mark Kirk To Obama: Show Boehner Jobs Speech

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk defended President Obama's jobs speech scheduled for Thursday in light of 8th District Rep. Joe Walsh's announcement th...

Sam Stein

Obama, Democrats Plot Out Follow-Through On Jobs Speech | Sam Stein | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday's dismal employment report, which reported no net change in the number of U.S. jobs, Top officials in the Democrat...

To Professional Writers Who Second-guess America's 'Story Teller In Chief': Knock It Off

David Murray | Posted 10.17.2011 | Media
David Murray

Despite what the writers of the world want to believe, an out-of-the-blue come-to-Jesus speech from President Obama would fail just as disastrously as Carter's now infamous "crisis-of-confidence speech."