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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Jobs Bills That Don't Create Jobs: What Republican Control Could Mean | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans emerged from the midterm elections with a Senate majority and their strongest House majority since Herbert Hoover's presiden...

Michael McAuliff

Pelosi: We've Finally Filled The George Bush Jobs Hole | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest jobs report contained a politically important fact for Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) -- America finally replaced the jobs lost from...

Jennifer Bendery

Job Creation Ranked Top Priority By Americans, But Congress Moves On | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has a lot on its plate these days. Immigration reform and gun control have taken center stage in the Senate, and House Republic...

Jennifer Bendery

House Passes Sweeping Anti-Environmental Bill As Final Business Before Elections | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House lawmakers skipped out of town on Friday until after the November elections, but not before pushing through a sweeping anti-environ...

Erin Mershon

GOP Jobs Package Doesn't Actually Create Jobs, Say Economists | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans routinely beat the drum about the hard work they have done in passing "more than 30 jobs bills" that are now before th...

Obama Mocks Congress For Vote

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to move on the transportation funding portion of his jobs bill Wednesday, while simultaneously mocking them for...

Job Wars: Republicans Strike Back

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Obama has staked out a strong position but Republicans will do everything they can to deny him a win. That's the nature of politics in 2011.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, audience members at a GOP debate cheered the prospect of letting an uninsured man die, prompting a Jon Huntsman staffer to say the outbursts made her "sick and sad" for her party. Other events of the week proved that "sick and sad" was an apt diagnosis: Mitt Romney -- clearly suffering from acute political delirium -- described Dick Cheney as "a man of wisdom and judgment." Pat Robertson, exhibiting all the signs of stage 4 moral decay, told 700 Club viewers that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer's is okay because the disease is "a kind of death." Then there was John Boehner's classic case of voluntary memory loss, wherein he called job-creation policies he has supported in the past "short-term gimmicks." A two party system is in bad shape when one of the parties is so deeply sick. Is there a doctor in the house (or the Senate)?

Mr. Speaker, You're Dead Wrong About Taxes and Jobs

James Heffernan | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
James Heffernan

When 14 million people are out of work and more than 46 million are mired in poverty, how many voters really believe that the wealthiest among us simply cannot be asked to pay their fair share of taxes?

Sam Stein

Boehner Blasts Obama's Jobs Plan, Attacks 'Short-Term Gimmicks' | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) threw cold water on the prospect of passing President Obama's jobs bill during a speech on Thursday,...

Boehner's Economic Argument Contradicted By Market Indicators, Government Reports

Bloomberg News | James Rowley & Mike Dorning | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner, giving Wall Street leaders his prescriptions for growing the U.S. economy and reducing the nation's debt, built his case o...

John Boehner: If GOP Cuts Cause Federal Job Losses, 'So Be It'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that if Republican efforts to cut federal spending resulted in the loss of government jobs, "so be it...