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Obama Jobs Speech

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...

Obama's Vision Could Move Millions to the Middle Class

Amy Traub | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Amy Traub

President Obama is right to commit the remainder of his presidency to reviving the American middle class. Both his legislative agenda and his executive actions have great potential for moving the nation forward.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, in the midst of revelations that the NSA has been secretly collecting vast amounts of information on us, and just before yet another middling jobs report was released, President Obama visited North Carolina as part of a "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunities Tour." Though the middle class continues to get pummeled -- with family wealth declining almost 30 percent in the last decade -- the White House brings up the issue only sporadically. It pops up, gets a few lines in a speech, then disappears again. The administration's meandering approach is like when an old person wanders into the kitchen and can't remember why: "Now what did I come in here for? Oh yeah, that's right -- some yogurt... and the middle class!" Maybe the president would be motivated to bring some sustained urgency to this crisis if the conversations the NSA is busy collecting were between America's 22 million unemployed and underemployed.

WATCH: Obama Interrupted By Occupy Protesters

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Protesters reportedly with the Occupy Wall Street movement delayed the start of President Obama's speech in Manchester, New Hampshire Tuesday, chantin...

The Daily Szep -- Obama Jobs Bill

Paul Szep | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep


The Debt, the Deficit and Jobs: What Obama Should Say But Won't

Allan Abramson | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Allan Abramson

Of course we can afford the current debt, and we probably could handle another $10 trillion, but who wants to go deeper in debt when we have so much to do to revive the economy and to put people back to work?

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...

Sam Stein

White House Talks Jobs With Super Committee Members | Sam Stein | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed Congress again on Monday to bring his American Jobs Act to a vote, promising to "put as much pressure" as ...

Beyond the Creative Class

Eric Tipler | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education
Eric Tipler

The German model is akin to the vision Obama articulated in his speech: high-end manufacturing that we export to the world. It's a good vision. High-end manufacturing should be a core part of our economy.

Has the President Turned the Corner?

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

When the Wednesday morning of Nov. 7, 2012 begins, we may look back on the week of Sept. 19, 2011 as a turning point in the presidency of Barack Obama and his candidacy for re-election.

A Good Fight

Robert Reich | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The president has vowed to veto any plan to tame the debt that doesn't increase taxes on the rich. The Republicans have vowed to oppose any tax increases on the rich. It's a good fight to have.

How Obama Can Win by Losing

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

President Obama can win the election in 2012 by losing the fight to Republicans for his jobs bill and related tax measures.

Job Wars: Republicans Strike Back

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Obama has staked out a strong position but Republicans will do everything they can to deny him a win. That's the nature of politics in 2011.

John Boehner: 'Hell No, I'm Not Having Any Fun!'

Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- House Speaker John Boehner describes himself as "a pretty simple guy" who sleeps well and doesn't get angry des...

Obama's Jobs Plan: Minorities Must Demand More

Rakim Brooks | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Rakim Brooks

Are there some good things in the American Jobs Act? To be sure. But, in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., the bill "is like a check that comes back marked insufficient funds."

Getting Money for That

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The president and all in Congress agree on creating jobs -- in China. They get money for that.

Jon Stewart: 'Campaign Obama Is Back!'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.13.2011 | Comedy

On Monday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart took on President Obama's American Jobs Act, and rejoiced at the realization that Campaign Obama, the roll...

Maddow Is Very, Very Unhappy

Posted 11.13.2011 | Media

A clearly offended Rachel Maddow took Congressional Republicans to task on her Monday show for their conduct surrounding President Obama's jobs speech...

Scant Room For Equity In Obama's Talking Points On Jobs

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The groups suffering the worst of the economic crisis -- the poor, people of color, single women -- may be hurt more by the careful omissions from Obama's jobs speech than they'd be helped by his proposals.

DNC Ad Campaign Urges Voters To Fight For Obama's Jobs Plan

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- The Democratic National Committee is launching an ad campaign in politically key states to try and rally the pu...

Future Imperfect

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Suppose President Obama's jobs speech marks a turning point. He gets energized by being a little more partisan. He finds that putting Republicans on the defensive is good politics. His poll numbers improve. He wins some of his proposed jobs bill, and fights hard for the rest of it.

The State Department's Jobs Agenda

Robert Hormats | Posted 11.11.2011 | Business
Robert Hormats

The President is rebuilding the economy the American way -- based on balance, fairness, and the same set of rules for everyone from Wall Street to Main Street -- where hard work and responsibility pay and gaming the system is penalized.

Sen. Mark Kirk: Obama, Boehner Need ‘Some Quality Alone Time'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 11.10.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) urged President Obama to spend "some quality alone time" with House Speaker John Boehner as Congress takes up jo...

Alexander Eichler

Obama's Plan To Target Foreclosed Properties Depends On A Broader Recovery | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.10.2011 | Business

President Obama's plan to reduce the number of foreclosed properties weighing down the housing market may only prove effective insofar as the greater ...