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Obama Economic Recovery Plan

Poll Suggests Americans Growing Increasingly Pessimistic On Economy

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For all the talk of recovery, Americans are growing increasingly pessimistic about the economy as soaring gas costs strain already-...

Obama Economic Team Considering New Stimulus Heavy On Tax Breaks For Business

Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the recovery faltering less than two months before the November congressional elections, President Obama's economic team is considering another b...

With Congress Checked Out, Federal Reserve Considers Ways To Goose Economy

Washington Post | Neil Irwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve officials, increasingly concerned over signs the economic recovery is faltering, are considering new steps to bolster growth. With C...

Unemployment Taxes: Companies Face Huge Fee Hikes In 2010

CNN Money | Tami Luhby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Employers are getting hit with a massive tax hike at a time when they can least afford it. Companies in at least 35 states...

AP: White House Stimulus Report Overstated Jobs Saved

AP | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The government's latest count of stimulus jobs significantly overstates the effects of the $787 billion program under a popular fed...

Larry Summers in Winter

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

This key economic policymaker is as detached from reality as most of his recent predecessors.

Recovery.gov Still Lacking Complete Transparency

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As is now showing up all over the social web and news reports, the site Recovery.gov - which was set up to help the public hold government accountable...

Returning to Their Old Habits

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Lux

Keeping the irresponsible, greedy and reckless players from destroying the economic recovery before it starts goes to the heart of whether Obama's presidency will be a success.

Whistling Past the Economic Graveyard: The Audacity of Misplaced Hope

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

The latest stock market bubble has undermined the urgent push for reform, which seems to have given way in Washington to a push to move on to other things and leave that little financial kerfuffle behind us. It puts a whole other spin on the audacity of hope. READ MORE Mission Shrink: We've Gone From Saving Wall Street in Order to Save Main Street to Just Saving Wall Street The problem continues to be the administration's habit of conflating the health of the Wall Street economy with the health of the real economy -- when, in fact, the two economies have become decoupled. READ MORE WATCH: Arianna Discusses Events in Iran, Obama's Agenda on Larry King Live WATCH: Arianna Discusses America's Response to Iran on The Situation Room

Congressman Dave Obey: Chief Architect of Plan for America's Recovery

Gov. Jim Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gov. Jim Doyle

Congressman Obey led the effort in Washington to shape the plan. We now have a Recovery and Reinvestment Act that lets states be partners in moving this country forward.

Republicans Take Huge Political Risk Opposing Obama Jobs Bill

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

By obstinately opposing Obama's plan to create or save 4 million jobs, the Republican leadership could be leading its followers from their current political wilderness into "never-never" land.

Top 10 Biggest Myths About The Stimulus

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Media Matters for America previously identified numerous myths and falsehoods advanced by the media in their coverage of the American Recovery and Rei...

President Obama: Speak To Our Heads, Our Hearts, and Our Hopes

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Obama often speaks in a three-part arc: first outlining the problems, then addressing the obstacles to progress, then telling us what we can do together to make change. For the stimulus, we need that now.

Latest Stimulus Cuts: Head Start, Food Stamps, Public Transit

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I've just obtained an internal Senate committee memo detailing the latest cuts being eyed by the gang of Senators being led by Dem Ben Nelson and GOPe...

Don't Let Rush Limbaugh Write The Economic Recovery Package

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

It is absurd that people like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are controlling the terms of debate for a package they will never support anyway.

Will Republican "Moderates" Allow Themselves to be Used by the Right to the Gut Obama Jobs Program?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Senators Collins, Snowe and Gregg all represent areas that have been hard hit by the recession. Will they prove themselves true "moderates" who represent the interests of New England's working families?

100 Days: Economy Takes Center Stage For Obama

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the ceremonies of Inauguration Day in the rear view mirror, President Barack Obama is quickly shifting focus to the number one priority on his do...

Stimulus Is Favored By Most Americans: Poll

FiveThirtyEight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new poll from Politico suggests that the public does not see Barack Obama's stimulus package in the same category as one of the myriad number of bai...

Not Your Granddad's New Deal: An Economic Stimulus for a Changing America

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

Just as FDR's New Deal boldly confronted the challenges of its times, we need a newer deal to help Obama's changing America, with 53 million "women on their own," to recover from this recession.

Peaceful Revolution: Childcare and Construction

Robert Drago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Drago

We need to spend federal money now to help jump-start employment and incomes, but once we are spending money, we should devote it to something worthwhile.

Leadership, Strategy, and Experts. More lessons for Obama.

John O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John O'Neil

The nation must boldly rebuild to avoid the perils of a dangerously gyrating world where yesterday's swaggering certainty is tomorrow's worn out wisdom.