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Obama Job Plan

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Eyes Super Committee As 'Avenue' To Move Jobs Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Still searching for mechanisms to pass pieces of the president's jobs bill, senior administration officials returned on Thursday t...

Elise Foley

Senate Democrat Plans To Miss Vote On Jobs Bill To Receive Award | Elise Foley | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: 6:00 p.m. -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) will be in Washington on Tuesday evening to vote for the American Jobs Act, despite planning earlier...

Sam Stein

Democrats Look To Inflict Political Pain On GOP For Blocking Obama's Jobs Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the White House is to win the debate over President Barack Obama's jobs bill, its victory won't be measured in congressional vote tal...

Obama's Tough Talk Won't Reduce The Debt On Its Own

Howard Fineman | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Howard Fineman

WASHINGTON -- Can Barack Obama be the tough guy? There he was in the Rose Garden today, comparing himself to George Washington and the Republicans to...

Jason Linkins

The Next Obstacle For The American Jobs Act: Congressional Democrats | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

In my recent discussions on passing the American Jobs Act, it seemed clear to me that President Barack Obama was working to create an environment in which the GOP leadership, seeing that job creation was in their best interests, might become amenable to bargaining, as opposed to obstruction. A pretty dicey gamble, considering how well obstruction has worked out for the GOP electorally! Of course, what I should have considered is the first major obstacle the bill would face would actually come in the form of intra-caucus undermining from the Democrats themselves.

Jason Linkins

Passing The American Jobs Act: The Path From Here | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

The game has definitely changed. After many months of essentially succumbing to being a passive participant in the GOP's debt ceiling negotiations, the Obama administration has obviously decided that this "pivot to jobs" was going to occur with fervor and urgency.