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Republicans Attempt to Actively Sabotage U.S. Economy to Win Fall Election

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Today the surest way to make certain that a piece of legislation is deep-sixed by the Republicans in Congress is to demonstrate that it will help create jobs in the American economy.

Florida GOP Candidate Defends Campaign Attacks

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.) has no regrets about character attacks on his Senate primary opponent, Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.), including charge...

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowd (Funding)

Barbara Roper | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
Barbara Roper

Although the bills making up the JOBS Act are typically described as "non-controversial," they have been severely criticized by leading securities law experts and are opposed by investor advocates and unions, among others.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Labor Leaders And Economists Unimpressed With Jobs Proposals In Obama's State Of The Union | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

President Obama's emphasis on creating manufacturing jobs in his State of the Union address on Tuesday sounded just right to union leaders. But ev...

'Millionaire Job Creators Are Like Unicorns'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) compared millionaires who create jobs to unicorns Monday on the Senate floor. "Millionaire job creators ...

Obama: 'The Only Reason I'm Here Is Because Someone Invested In Me'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

If you could sit down for dinner with the President of the United States, what would you ask him? Retired school teacher Juanita Martinez of Bright...

WATCH: Obama Interrupted By Occupy Protesters

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Protesters reportedly with the Occupy Wall Street movement delayed the start of President Obama's speech in Manchester, New Hampshire Tuesday, chantin...

The Daily Szep -- Obama Jobs Bill

Paul Szep | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep


Arthur Delaney

Jobless Protesters Occupy Mitch McConnell's Office As Congress Dithers On Jobs | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Roughly 30 jobless protesters from D.C. neighborhoods occupied Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's office in the Russell Senate Off...

Michael McAuliff

Jobs Message War Hits Fever Pitch As Obama Makes Case For Infrastructure Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The high political stakes of winning the debate on jobs was on prominent display Wednesday -- and will be again Thursday -- as both part...

Obama Mocks Congress For Vote

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to move on the transportation funding portion of his jobs bill Wednesday, while simultaneously mocking them for...

Pittsburgh Schools Cannot Afford Backward Steps

Nina Esposito-Visgitis | Posted 12.31.2011 | Education
Nina Esposito-Visgitis

The president's proposal to put more people back to work included provisions for teachers who were laid off due state budget cuts -- a situation we deal with daily in Pittsburgh.

The GOP's Ongoing Lack of Respect

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 12.28.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

All American presidents deserve respect, and all American voters deserve candidates who will confront bigotry, and not sit in convenient silence when it rears its ugly head.

Teachers, First Responders To Protest Against Scott Brown

Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

In hopes of securing his re-election bid, Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has cast himself as the bipartisan candidate. Touting his ability to handle p...

Joshua Hersh

Joe Biden Defends Controversial Rape Comments | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday offered a defense of his provocative claim that if Republicans didn't support the president's jobs bill, rapes and ...

Modern Investments: A Historic Truth

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

To create jobs, modern economies require modern investments. That isn't a Democratic or Republican idea; it's a historic and economic truth that we have proved out time and again as a people.

GOP Leader Accuses Obama Of 'Doing His Best Howard Dean Impersonation'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has joined the critics of President Barack Obama's jobs bus tour, likening the president to a failed De...

Sam Stein

Bob McDonnell's Education Department Admits Obama's Policies Saved Or Created 7,715 Teacher Jobs | Sam Stein | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's decision to separate his jobs bill into individual pieces and push for funds to hire teachers and first responders fir...

John McCain: Obama Bus Tour Is 'Wrong'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) continued his verbal onslaught against President Barack Obama's bus tour on Tuesday, blasting the three-day swing throug...

Jason Linkins

Not All 'American Jobs Acts' Are Created Equal, But They'll Be Covered As If They Were! | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2011 | Media

Over at the Plum Line, Greg Sargent makes an earnest plea for the media to examine the two competing job plans -- the White House's "American Jobs Act" and the Senate GOP's "Real American Jobs Act" -- and ask if each is seriously contributing to the debate to the same degree. This certainly would be nice, but it probably won't happen. I think that the press sincerely believes they are already serving their customers well; it's just that they believe their customers want to passively sample horse-race political stenography, as opposed to informed conclusions about how distinct policy alternatives impact the lives of ordinary people. They believe that their "consumers" want "the view from nowhere," and this is how that works.

Obama's Reason For Bus Tour: 'I'm The President'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JAMESTOWN, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's touring Republican areas of North Carolina for a simp...

Sam Stein

Democrats Planning Major Capitol Hill Rally To Push Obama's Jobs Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to put political pressure on Republicans and provide a few sympathetic visuals for reporters, congressional Democrats are plannin...

Ryan Grim

Parts Of Obama's 2011 Jobs Bill The GOP Supported | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In blocking the American Jobs Act, Congressional Republicans are voting against positions that broad swaths of the party have supported ...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats To Force Vote 'Very Soon' On Bill To Preserve 400,000 Jobs | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leaders have settled on which piece of President Barack Obama's jobs plan they want to move on first: $35 billion for ...

Occupy Wall Street: Obama's Jobs Bill

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

The common theme is "jobs, jobs, jobs," but Occupy Wall Street seems to shy away from anything to do with the Obama idea. This seems to be odd -- and wrong.