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Obama Job Creation

Obama's Modest Jobs Proposal

Faye Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Faye Anderson

President Barack Obama unveiled his jobs package last week. His proposal includes more of the same: more money to the states for fiscal stabilization, more weatherization initiatives, more infrastructure spending.

The Government Needs to Take the Reins In Job Creation

Sen. Arlen Specter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Arlen Specter

Recent signs of recovery and those who say the recession is over are cold comfort for the millions who are still searching for work or have stopped looking. Their world is bound by paying the bills and raising families.

Obama Faces Showdowns On Health Care, Afghanistan, Jobs

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will have scant time to rest up from his eight-day Asia trip. On Saturday, two days after his return to Wash...

Ezra Klein: Dems Should Use Reconciliation To Pass Stimulus

Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The arcane rules and regulations governing the 51-vote budget reconciliation process made it a tricky path for health-care reform. But they make it pe...

The Stimulus Package and SAT Scores

Anita Weinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anita Weinberg

Aside from the obvious health benefits, lead removal from homes would accomplish the what the stimulus seeks -- creating jobs and reversing the economic impacts for low-income families.

Will the Environmental Movement be a Job Creator at Last?

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

It's possible that no economic stimulus will work. Each one will prop up the economy for a while, but the underlying structure has to melt down completely before it can grow back correctly.

A Message to Congress: Energy Smart Programs Will Save the Economy

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Despite Friday's piece in the Times, there seems to be a growing consensus around Washington that the road to our nation's economic salvation will be ...

Sam Stein

Obama: Judge Me On The Jobs I Create | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Much of the focus of the just completed Obama press conference is going to center on his answer to the obligatory Rod Blagojevich question -- the pres...