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Obama Jobs Address

Reading the Pictures: Obama's Jobs Address -- Key Optics

Michael Shaw | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2011-09-09-jbospp.pngThis frame leaves me wondering how the political cycle will be any different from before: a deft speech leading to appeasement leading to mostly a brick wall.

Mr. President: This is What We Need

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

We need jobs. The monthly snapshot of the unemployed, (in August still 9.1 percent), tells only part of the story. Looking over a whole year, close ...

Jason Linkins

Reflections On The Great Scheduling War Of 2011 | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.01.2011 | Media

In the end, what did we learn from the Great Logistical Kerfuffle of 2011? Well, we've been reminded that everyone in politics and the media is as thin-skinned and as petty as they ever were.

Sam Stein

White House Gives In: Obama To Address Congress Thursday Night | Sam Stein | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a vacuous back-and-forth over whether or not the president would be invited to address a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, S...

A Domestic Marshall Plan: Forget Going "Big vs. Small," Instead, Go "Simple and Effective"

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Obama should focus on two and only two proposals, and they each must take account of perceived prior failures. They must be guarantees, not incentives that rely on what side of the bed someone gets up on in the morning.

Sam Stein

UPDATE: Boehner Asks Obama To Delay Major Jobs Speech | Sam Stein | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Upping the stakes of his push for a major jobs plan, President Barack Obama asked House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majorit...