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Sam Stein

Losing Their Unemployment Benefits Didn't Help These People Find Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Do unemployment benefits make people lazy? Since long-term federal benefits expired in December, some congressional Republicans have...

Obama Seeks Help From CEOs

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing attention to businesses hiring long-term unemployed workers and is encouraging the private secto...

Sam Stein

Democrats Basically Out Of Options For Passing Unemployment Insurance

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the number of conference calls held on a bill reflected its chances of passage, an extension of unemployment benefits would have beco...

Sam Stein

Not Just Poor People Get Hosed When Congress Lets Unemployment Insurance Expire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- David Torian is an Ivy League-educated lawyer and a onetime chief of staff to then-Rep. Michael McNulty (D-N.Y.). He has 23 years of exper...

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Obama Pushes To Save The Holiday Season For A Million Unemployed People

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Tough Reality For Obama As 2012 Campaign Ramps Up

Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics

By CHARLES BABINGTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama faces a long re-election campaign having all but given up on the e...