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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...

American Corporations Owe Nothing to American Workers, and That's a Big Part of the Problem.

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Peter Smirniotopoulos

In last Wednesday's CNBC-sponsored "Your Money, Your Vote" Republican Presidential Debate, an intriguing question was posed that goes to the heart of the issue "to what extent should America be willing to rely on the private sector for our economic recovery?"

The Daily Szep -- Obama Jobs Bill

Paul Szep | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep


Infrastructure Blues

Edward Flattau | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Republicans maintain that the states and private companies could more effectively rehabilitate infrastructure than could Obama's proposed Federal Infrastructure Bank. But the GOP argument is a red herring.

Biden: GOP Should 'Stop Worrying About Their Jobs And Start Worrying About Yours'

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden says the White House will keep acting on its own to find ways to help the economy if congressional Republicans ...

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,...

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...

Peter S. Goodman

Good For Business: Getting Americans Back To Work | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business

What explains the silence from most of the business world on the need to get serious about creating millions of jobs? In what passes for the natio...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Channels Occupy Wall Street In GOP Attack | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leveled a blistering attack at Republicans Tuesday that echoed the message of Occupy Wall Street, sayi...

Why No Action on Jobs?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Why do politicians refuse to take the necessary fiscal steps to dislodge the unemployment rate from its elevated perch of 9.1%? Why, to the contrary, do they seem if anything intent on austerity measure that will push it in the wrong direction?

Key Group Throws Support Behind New Obama Medicare Plan

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An influential medical group's change of heart is boosting President Barack Obama's plan to use Medicare to promote higher quality,...

Obama Flying Solo To Give Businesses A Boost

AP | By BEN FELLER | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pushing a campaign to act without Congress, President Barack Obama moved unilaterally Friday to boost private business. He signed execu...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Eyes Super Committee As 'Avenue' To Move Jobs Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Still searching for mechanisms to pass pieces of the president's jobs bill, senior administration officials returned on Thursday t...

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...

Can't Wait Not To Pass This Bill

Craig Crawford | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

It's President Obama's version of "Make My Day." He's moved on from "Pass This Bill" to "We Can't Wait." But in reality he's saying to Republicans, "I...

Obama Draws Heat For Controversial Vegas Comments Ahead Of Trip

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — President Barack Obama has a Sin City problem that won't go away. Obama is counting on Nevada's support for reelection next year. He ...

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...

Is Our President Losing It?

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Don't go feeling too good about "your plan" yet, Obama. If it's anything like your promises to close Guantanamo, get troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, keep unemployment under 8% or fix the economy ... all Americans are in trouble.

Never Mind Obama... When Are the Rest of Us Going to Grow Up?

Ted Cadsby | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Ted Cadsby

If history teaches us anything, it's that history teaches us nothing. A decade after the "mission accomplished" banner debacle, many voters still clamor for simple solutions captured by tidy slogans, such as "no new taxes" or "no new spending."

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...

Obama, First Lady Tout Jobs Plan For Veterans In Virginia

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. — President Barack Obama teamed up with his popular and personable wife Wednesday on the final leg of a three-day bus tr...

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...