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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 ...

Dems Drop Key Part Of Obama Jobs Plan

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama accepted a move by Senate Democrats to scale back his Social Security payroll tax cut extension on Monday, t...

Focus Turns To House After Senate Defeats Crucial Expiring Provision

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Courting disaffected conservatives, House Republican leaders offered Friday to overturn a pair of Obama administration environmenta...

House Republicans Moving To Renew Expiring Provision

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday sidetracked rival plans to extend a Social Security payroll tax cut, in dueling votes that pave the way for ...

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...

Obama Signs Bill To Help Jobless Vets

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Heralding a rare moment of bipartisan agreement, President Barack Obama signed into law Monday legislation aimed at helping unemplo...

Congress Set To Reach Rare Agreement On Unemployed Vets Bill

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans rallied on a rare patch of common ground Wednesday and Congress approved legislation helping government c...

Obama Urges Congress To Pass Jobs Bill For Veterans

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

CORONADO, Calif. -- President Barack Obama says veterans of conflicts overseas should not struggle to find work once they return home, and he's urging...

The Daily Szep -- Obama Jobs Bill

Paul Szep | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep


Senate GOP Blocks Obama Infrastructure Plan

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans in the Senate Thursday dealt President Barack Obama the third in a string of defeats on his stimulus-style jobs agenda,...

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...

Obama Campaign Effort Fueled By Star Power

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

DENVER — Raising money and appealing for votes, President Barack Obama is framing his 2012 re-election campaign as a call to complete unfinished...

Obama Jobs Plan Pitch Takes President Out West

AP | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is heading west Monday morning to pitch his American Jobs Act in Las Vegas and speak at campaign events there and...

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 ...

Senate Rejects Slimmed-Down Jobs Bill Aimed At Helping Teachers, First Responders

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite a campaign-style push this week by President Barack Obama, the Senate on Thursday scuttled pared-back jobs legislation aimed at ...