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Long Term Unemployment Benefits

America's Number 1 Problem

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Unemployment has retaken its place in Americans' minds as the country's biggest problem, according to a new Gallup poll published Monday. 23 percen...

Senate Republicans Make New Offer On Jobless Benefits

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

(Adds statement by Republican senators, paragraphs) WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Prospects of 1.4 million unemployed Americans getti...

Bernie Sanders Accuses GOP Of Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) criticized congressional Republicans on MSNBC's “The Ed Show” Friday, calling them hypocritical for refusing to extend...

This Is What Happens When You Cut Unemployment Benefits

AP | By JOSH BOAK and SAM HANANEL | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — A cutoff of benefits for the long-term unemployed has left more than 1.3 million Americans with a stressful decision: ...

Unemployment Insurance Expires for 1.3 Million: Will Congress Act to Undo the Damage?

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Mary Lowe of was laid off in February 2013 -- the first time in 31 years she hadn't been working. She described her unemployment insurance benefits as a lifeline for her family. But she is losing them after Dec. 28 because Congress failed to renew the unemployment insurance program before the holiday recess.

Sam Stein

Who Killed Unemployment Insurance In 2013? | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The looming expiration of federal unemployment benefits raises the question of whether Democratic lawmakers bungled the debate. Thou...

Sam Stein

Budget Negotiations Prove That S**t Gets Complicated The Closer A Deal Gets | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations over a budget framework to fund the government through the next two fiscal years are progressing better than initially expe...

Sam Stein

Obama Pushes To Save The Holiday Season For A Million Unemployed People | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday came out strongly in support of extending long-term unemployment insurance past its current expiratio...