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Obama Jobs Plan

Obama Hits Virginia On America Jobs Act Tour

AP | BOB LEWIS | Posted 12.18.2011 | DC

EMPORIA, Va. — Don't look for Democrats in fiercely contested Virginia legislative elections to join President Barack Obama as he brings his cam...

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...

Five Misconceptions

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Ezra Kline published in The Washington Post an analysis of what Washington should have done to create jobs. And Eugene Robinson in The Washington Pos...

Obama Campaigns In Key 2012 States On New Jobs Strategy

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

FLETCHER, N.C. — Rolling through small Southern towns in a campaign-style bus, President Barack Obama on Monday pressed lawmakers back in Washin...

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.

Obama Gets Back On The Bus For Tour Of Key Southern States

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is targeting vital North Carolina and Virginia this week, as he kicks off a three-day bus tour that is as mu...

WATCH: Obama Renews Jobs Bill Efforts

AP | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he's going to travel the country telling lawmakers to do their jobs and vote in favor of his economic p...

John McCain's Jobs Numbers Snafu

Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) appeared on Fox News Thursday afternoon, voicing his alternatives to President Barack Obama's jobs plan. In the process of ...

Quarter Of Millionaires Pay Lower Tax Rate Than Some In Middle Class

The Washington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

A quarter of millionaires in the United States pay a smaller share of their income in federal taxes than many middle-class families, according to a ne...

Senate Republicans Successfully Filibuster American Jobs

Bob Cesca | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

When I heard President Obama announce The American Jobs Act, I mistakenly thought the Republicans wouldn't dare vote against "American jobs."

Dave Jamieson

Obama Campaign's Call For Free Designs Angers Artists | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign recently launched a poster contest, inviting artists from across the country to submit designs in...

Obama On Jobs Bill: 'We Will Not Take No For An Answer'

AP | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after Senate Republicans blocked action on his much-touted jobs bill, President Barack Obama said he isn't taking no for an answer...

White House, Dems Press Forward With Jobs Bill After Big Setback

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after Senate Republicans killed his $447 billion jobs bill, Pres...

Dave Jamieson

Jobless Turn Out On Capitol Hill To Press Senators | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A throng of the out-of-work and underemployed gathered in the atrium of a Senate office building Tuesday afternoon to urge lawmakers to ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Jobs Plan Voted Down By Senate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate rejected President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs bill on Tuesday night, a move that was expected and clears the way for th...

Obama Jobs Council Meets, Urges Action On Key Issue

Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is pressing for passage of his full $447 billion jobs package in the f...

Reid Blasts Republicans For Blocking Jobs Bill

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized Republicans for holding up President Barack Obama's jobs legislation and defended his precedent-...

Obama Plan To Save Teacher Jobs Makes Many Assumptions

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — It's a startling statistic on the state of American schools: An estimated 280,000 teaching and other education jobs could be lost i...

The Senate's Turn: Time to Pass the American Jobs Act

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The American Jobs Act will protect against the devastation caused by joblessness, both by preventing some job loss and by sustaining families when unemployment occurs.

By Nuclear Threat or Weekend Recess

Victor Williams | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

The Senate majority's unified, strategic and forceful stand against ever-increasing minority obstruction holds the potential to be a game-changing event for the 112th Senate.

Obama Strategy May Be Paying Off With Swing State Voters Ahead Of 2012

The New Republic | Ruy Teixeira | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Recent polling data confirm that Obama's strategy is paying off with both base and swing voters. In the most recent Washington Post/ABC poll, Democrat...

For Obama, A Disconnect Between Rhetoric & Reality

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In President Barack Obama's sales pitch for his jobs bill, there are two versions of reality: The one in his speeches and the one a...

WATCH: Obama Continues Push For Jobs Bill

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is pushing in his weekly radio and Internet address for Senate passage of his nearly $450 billion jobs bill as se...

Sam Stein

Obama And Democrats Embrace Schumer-ism On Tax Policy | Sam Stein | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By choosing to adopt a millionaires tax hike as a means to cover the cost of the president's jobs bill, Democratic leadership has closed...

Obama Keeps Up His Jobs Bill Offensive

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — He deployed hand chops, finger wags, furrowed brows. He was sarcastic, demanding, partisan. "I'm not going to cave to the competit...