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Obama Isn't Trying to Start 'Class Warfare' -- He Wants to End the Republican War on the Middle Class

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If I were a Republican, the last thing I'd want to talk about is "class warfare." For 30 years Republicans and their Wall Street allies have conducted a sustained, effective war on the American middle class.

Foreclosures Notices Surge In August, Signaling Pain For Housing Market

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

Home foreclosures, after slowing to a crawl over the past year, seem to be gaining momentum again, a sign that heralds both pain and perhaps eventual ...

Doing Two Things at Once: Jobs and Housing as Routes Out of Recession?

David Coates | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
David Coates

Will somebody wake up the White House? A jobs bill without a housing bill will also not keep Obama in the White House for a second term.

Why Obama's Jobs Bill Could Be Bad For Charity | Robert Frank | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact

The aim of philanthropy — as stated by John D. Rockefeller — is for the wealthy to step in and provide services that government won’t. The two w...

Sam Stein

Obama Would Sign Parts Of Jobs Bill, Push For Rest | Sam Stein | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama White House is revising its initial unwillingness to negotiate on the president's job creation plan, saying now that if indivi...

Elise Foley

Jobs Plan Unveiled By House Progressives | Elise Foley | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus released a plan on Tuesday that would create jobs, invest in clean energy and rebuild American infr...

Arthur Delaney

Obama Jobs Package Would Ban Discrimination Against Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The jobs package President Obama sent to Congress on Monday includes a ban on hiring discrimination against the jobless. Since last y...

Sam Stein

White House Outlines $467 Billion In Savings To Pay For Jobs Act | Sam Stein | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced on Monday a series of tax policy changes that officials say will pay for the costs of the president's...

Jason Linkins

Dems' Fight For American Jobs Act Will Play Out Exclusively In Battleground States | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

President Obama is embarking on a campaign to promote the new jobs bill and fight for its passage. Will this fight be coming to your state? Well, ask yourself this: are your state's electoral votes up for grabs in 2012? No? Well, probably not then.

'Let's Meet the Moment. Let's Get to Work.'

Syreeta McFadden | Posted 11.09.2011 | Black Voices
Syreeta McFadden

America is a young nation with old systems in play. All that American ingenuity we've been taught about has laid fallow for too long.

Too Little, Too Late: The President's "Big Jobs Speech"

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

When what we really needed was a new vision for America and a clear path forward, what we received instead was a collection of tepid, "been there/done that," short-term fixes. A Band-Aid on a shotgun blast.

Jobs Debate... Months Too Late

Bill Schneider | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Bill Schneider

The country is in a perilous situation. The economic situation is dire. Congress is discredited. Republicans are in disrepute. And the president is in a dangerously weakened position. Just in time for the 2012 campaign.

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.

Arthur Delaney

Little Data To Recommend Jobs Program Eyed By White House | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

The Georgia Department of Labor has said that within three months of participating in a voluntary job training program, nearly two-thirds of trainees ...

Democrats Denounce Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels For Hypocrisy On Health Care Funding

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) -- Democrats are denouncing Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels for saying that the federal government sending additional money to the states is not a goo...

Not 'Loyal Opposition' Within the Democratic Party?

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Normally when one refers to the "loyal opposition," it's the party out of power questioning specific policies and positions of the party in power. But right now, given some Republicans' encouragement to those threatening violence, and threats at state-levels to ignore the authority of the federal government on health care, it's lame to dignify them or their actions with the "loyal" adjective. At the end of the day, most Americans will be repulsed by these efforts, and thus of greater interest now is the "loyal opposition" to the administration that is developing within the Democratic Party itself.

Jason Linkins

Glenn Beck Assails Scott Brown As A 'Progressive Republican' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you know by now, Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) decided to lend his vote to the Senate jobs bill and ever since the bloom is off Brown's rose like so much of his clothing.

Jason Linkins

Conservatives Turn On Scott Brown Over Jobs Bill Vote: 'Low Life Scum Hypocrite!' [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Not long ago, Scott Brown (R-Mass.) was elected to the United States Senate and a nation rejoiced, because he was going to drive down to Washington D....

Ryan Grim

Jobs Bill VOTE: GOP Filibuster Fails As Scott Brown And Others Break With Party | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scott Brown was in and out of the Senate chamber and had voted against his party before most of his colleagues had even arrived. "It's a small step,...

Sam Stein

Scott Brown Ad: New Senator Targeted Over Jobs Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Senate gets ready to consider its jobs bill this week, a group that works closely with Democratic leadership and the Obama White House is worki...

Weekly Audit: More Jobs Please

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

>By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger One year after President Barack Obama secured passage of his critical economic stimulus package, the U.S. Se...

On Jobs, Obama Should Channel Lincoln's Steely Resolve

Ben Mangan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Mangan

Obama has an opportunity to strengthen his leadership by emulating qualities beyond Lincoln's skills at bringing differing voices together. The president needs to channel Lincoln's steely resolve on the issue of jobs.

Ryan Grim

Jobs Bill Details Released: Read The Memo | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Finance Committee released on Thursday a bipartisan draft of a proposed jobs bill, which includes business tax breaks, an extension of subs...

Democrats Need to Talk Turkey and Show Their Colors on Pocketbook Issues

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

For much of the last year Democrats have played the role of the befuddled business executives. In addition, as demonstrated by the Massachusetts special election, voters are angry and frustrated with Washington.

America Needs a Jobs Bill, and the Federal Deficit Shouldn't Stand in the Way

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Last month's drop in the unemployment rate is certainly good news. But without additional action, there is little likelihood that the economy will return to anything resembling full employment.