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Obama Pushing Jobs With Executive Actions

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready to put an economic spotlight on his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is picking up the pace of his jobs me...

Book Store Owners Call Out Obama

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 08.01.2013 | Small Business

President Obama’s jobs speech at an Amazon warehouse in Chattanooga, Tenn. earlier this week has sparked angry reactions from independent bookseller...

Dave Jamieson

Obama To Talk Up Good Jobs... At Warehouse Staffed By Temps | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will visit an Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Tuesday as part of his national jobs tour, acco...

As Obama Turns To Jobs, Allies Urge New Approach

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The nation's slowly improving jobs picture hides problems like stagnant wages and fewer working hours that strike directly at Presi...

Dave Jamieson

The Road Forward: Employment Problems Loom Over Obama's Second Term | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On election night in Chicago two months ago, President Barack Obama triumphantly pledged to fight for a middle class he'd appealed to re...

Job Numbers Good for Obama; But He Ain't No Ike

Karen Dolan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Regarding the election, this news isn't likely to have much of an impact. There are very few undecided voters left and as this change was no shocker in either direction, it won't likely change any minds right or left.

The Daily Szep -- Romney Jobs Picture

Paul Szep | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep


IMF Agrees: Austerity Bites

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The bastion of high finance, the IMF, has come out against austerity. Can Mitt be far behind? Look forward to the next debate, when Romney's new "etching" will no doubt have him denouncing the president for his jobs program, while suddenly offering up his own version to get the economy going.

Candidates React To Big News

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sputtering along, the economy on Friday offered some hope but no illuminating help to voters who are mired in a weak jobs recovery ...

Put Hardhats to Work With New Infrastructure Spending

David Callahan | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
David Callahan

With interest rates at a historic low, and a huge supply of surplus skilled labor, it's hard to imagine a better time than now for the U.S. to borrow a lot of money to strengthen its infrastructure.

Elise Foley

David Axelrod: Mitt Romney 'Living On A Different Planet' | Elise Foley | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's top campaign adviser David Axelrod went after Mitt Romney on Sunday for his recent comments about teachers, say...

Obama Wants To See 'Common Sense' From Congress

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va., May 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday he would urge Congress next week to implement "common sense ...

The Importance of JOBS

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Jeff Jarvis

The JOBS act helps more people, entrepreneurs and investors, find more opportunity. That, more than bailouts, is the wise role for government to play in the shift from an industrial to a digital economy.

Why Congress's Latest Jobs Effort Falls Flat

ProPublica | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Finally, the House passed a jobs bill last week. And what a bill it is! ...

The Democrats' Jobs Dilemma: Celebration vs. Call to Action

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The fastest growing category of employment is in temp work, followed by health care and "leisure" -- which is described as consisting primarily of "food service and drinking places." If it's "morning again in America," at least we know somebody's been hired to pour the coffee.

Election Year Follies: The Disingenuous Jobs Debate

Scott Bittle | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business
Scott Bittle

We're being treated to a morass of slogans and glib promises. Given how crucial this issue is to most Americans, the electorate deserves a lot better. Here's a modest proposal for a franker, productive debate.

Is Obama Creating More Summer Jobs For Teens?

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is looking to boost summer job prospects for kids. The White House says that with help from the private sector i...

'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: Economic Fix Could Take Years

Posted 12.10.2011 | Business

Washington, December 9 (Reuters/Richard Cowan) - Despite some recent signs the sluggish U.S. economy might be improving, President Barack Obama wa...

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...

Shared Responsibility for Job Creation

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

If Congress is going to remain at a gridlock, all Americans must come together to help change the economic climate in this country before all hope is lost.

Obama To Face Disappointed Voters In Key State

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Barack Obama will visit a changed New Hampshire on Tuesday. The independent-minded presidential swing state he won...

Deregulation Won't Lead To Job Growth: Congressional Budget Office

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

The country needs jobs, but cutting back on government regulations may not the best way to get them. Deregulation -- a favorite talking point of c...

Who Else Is Mad As Hell?

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

What America stands for is now being threatened. Right now the Occupy protesters are leading the moral struggle on behalf of the 99 percent in our country.