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Obama Jobs Report

The Great Stock Market Rally

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

This bull market is not driven primarily by economic reality on the ground but rather by the Fed's endless quantitative easing that is now being replicated by our trading partners around the globe. As a result, the world is awash in trillions of dollars in easy money.

WATCH: Fox News Is The Only Truly Brave News Outlet

Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy

So it seems that the government released a jobs report showing the lowest unemployment numbers since President Obama took office, right after he fell ...

Unemployment Rate Falls Below 8 Percent for First Time Since January 2009

Kevin Dunning | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Kevin Dunning

The fall in the unemployment rate to below 8 percent comes at a particularly fortuitous time for the president, Barack Obama, whose performance in the first presidential debate on October 3rd was underwhelming.

Obama Switches Focus To Medicare

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

SEMINOLE, Florida (Reuters) - President Barack Obama kicked off a two-day bus tour of the key election battleground state of Florida on Saturday with ...

'Not Good Enough'

AP | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — President Barack Obama says news that private employers created just 96,000 jobs last month is "not good enough" and the econ...

White House Sees Silver Lining In Disappointing Jobs Report

AP | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers says the latest jobs report offers signs of an improving economy. But he ac...

Obama Sounds Positive Note On Economy

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS — President Barack Obama said Friday the latest employment report shows that the economy is not creating jobs "as fast as we want," ...

April Jobs Report, First Impressions (Update)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

This just in: austerity doesn't work! It doesn't work here, it doesn't work in Europe, it doesn't work for state and local governments. I'm tempted to ask how many data points we need to recognize this crucial economic truth, but I'm afraid data points don't have much to do with it. After last month's disappointing report, I was careful to point out that "one month does not a trend make" and there are some technical reasons -- mostly seasonal adjustments that haven't caught up with unusually warm weather -- to consider as well. Well, two months doesn't quite a trend make either, but it's getting closer.

Obama Speaks On New Jobs Numbers

AP | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. economy is growing stronger and the economic recovery is speeding up. Obama says a new jobs re...

Obama Speaks On Jobs Report

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welcoming positive economic news in an election year, President Barack Obama said Friday the new monthly jobs report shows the U.S. econ...

In His Own Words: Dr. King's Leadership Legacy for Economic Justice

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 11.02.2011 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

As our nation commemorates "Labor Day," it's fitting that we review at this time the "Bill of Rights for the Disadvantaged," originally proposed by Dr. King.

Labor Day: A Day to Rest, Remember, and Act -- For "Entitlements" and Jobs

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

How far have we really come in the last hundred years? Workers and their rights are under attack all across the country at the local, state, and national levels.

The Ides of August

Al Eisele | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

Shakespeare had the right idea but the wrong month. It's August, not March, that the Soothsayer should have warned us about.

They Hate Government -- Until They Need It

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 10.30.2011 | Black Voices
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The economic disaster is a manmade -- not a natural -- disaster. Some economists, mostly ignored, warned about it, but could not stop it. And now, it will take federal action to repair the damage.

On Jobs: Tell It Like It Is

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Half measures aren't likely to pass anyway. And worse, they constitute presidential malpractice, using the "bully pulpit" to confuse rather than educate the American people about the straits we are in. Far better simply to tell it like it is.

The Holiest Bovine

Shan Wells | Posted 09.07.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells


Obama On Jobs Report: 'We Still Have A Long Way To Go'

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- President Barack Obama says the uncertainty over whether lawmakers will raise the nation's debt limit is keepin...

This Jobs Crisis Is Obama's Kryptonite

David A. Love | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Americans will elect the factually challenged, knowledge deficient and intellectually starved if given half a chance, which is why Obama needs to get serious about jobs, jobs, jobs.

Obama: New Jobs Numbers 'Positive' But 'Not Nearly Good Enough'

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Eager to jumpstart the economy ahead of crucial midterm elections, President Barack Obama said Friday he intends to unveil a new pa...