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Debt Ceiling Deal A Setback For Obama -- But He May Have An Ace To Play

Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama suffered a defeat in the battle over raising the U.S. debt limit that may have repercussi...

Sam Stein

With Debt Ceiling Deal Done, Obama Makes A Plea To Focus On Jobs | Sam Stein | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking just minutes after the Senate passed legislation to raise the debt ceiling -- removing the last political hurdle for that bill'...

Are We Witnessing a Failed Presidency and the Demise of Hope?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Criticism of Obama seems to focus most on his leadership style or more harshly, lack of presidential leadership. I think this lets his critics in the Democratic Party off the hook.

Alex Wagner

Obama Losing Liberal And Black Support Over Jobs Record | Alex Wagner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

Amidst new research showing historic disparity in wealth between whites and minorities, President Obama is facing plummeting approval over his jobs ag...

It's Still "The Economy, Stupid!" Revisited: An Open Letter To The President

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Republicans constantly complain that they will resist taxes... especially on the rich. Mr. President, you should be Executive Order, declare that Freedom to Live in the U.S. does not mean Living for Free.

Harsh Reality Should Give Obama Campaign Heartburn Ahead Of 2012

National Journal | Jim Tankersley | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

Here's a fact that should give economists--and maybe President Obama's political team--heartburn: Two years after the Great Recession officially ended...

Obama Faces Tough Task In Making Case On High-Stakes Economic Issues

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Immersed in an intense struggle to cut the national debt, President Barack Obama faces a dilemma that will stay with him even if he...

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...

Sam Stein

Nancy Pelosi: 'The Republicans Are The Incumbents' | Sam Stein | Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the lead-up to the 2012 elections, both President Obama and Democratic leaders will likely argue that the continued economic malaise ...

Obama: One Of My Responsibilities 'Is To Keep An Eye On Robots'

Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama joked that one of his responsibilities as the nation's commander in chief "is to keep an eye on robots" while speaking at the N...

The Three Wings of the Republican Party

Drew Westen | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

Both the president and Congressional Democrats are making the same mistake Democrats chronically make: When the going gets rough, adopt GOP talking points. Unfortunately, that's bad politics and bad policy.

Looking For Jobs In All The Wrong Places

Dan Rather | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business
Dan Rather

In Washington, business leaders and lawmakers have been pushing to ease visa rules and caps. And across the country, high-tech workers -- both foreign and domestic -- are seeing the notion of job security give way to a brutal contest of survival.

Obama Unveils New Jobs Proposals In North Carolina

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Beset by a grim employment picture, President Barack Obama on Monday pledged to ease the way for businesses to expand hiring and ...

WATCH: Obama Talks Economic Recovery In Wake Of Grim Poll Numbers On Key Issue

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Saturday sought the public's patience with a slowing economy and said training workers for manufacturing jobs...

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.

GOP Presidential Candidates Seek To Hammer Obama Hard On Key Issue

Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The slow-forming 2012 Republican race for the White House is starting to gain focus, with candidates competing to see who c...

Obama 'Not Concerned' About Double-Dip Recession

AP | DESMOND BUTLER and NANCY BENAC | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama insisted Tuesday that the country is not at risk of slipping into a double-dip recession, but he conceded he...

To Keep His Job, Obama Needs More Jobs

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama cannot escape one giant vulnerability as he bids to keep his job: Millions of voters still don't have one. ...

Obama Distances Himself From New Economic Sputters

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Distancing himself from new economic sputters, President Barack Obama on Saturday declared that recent "headwinds" were the result of hi...

Peter S. Goodman

No Jobs, No Leadership: Obama's Big Fail | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

You can parse the numbers however you like, but the latest snapshot of the labor market released by the government on Friday tells a dismal story that...

Romney: Disastrous Jobs Report Is Proof Obama Has Failed

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Casting President Barack Obama as a failure who has tanked the United States' economy, Republican White House hopeful Mitt Ro...

Companies On Obama's Jobs Council Have Doubled Investments Overseas

Bloomberg | Mike Dorning | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

Seven publicly traded U.S. corporations represented on President Barack Obama's advisory council for jobs and competitiveness -- including General Ele...

If "America Can Do Whatever We Set Our Mind To," How Come Our Leaders Won't Set Their Minds on Jobs?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

"We do big things," President Obama said during his State of the Union speech in January. And, in fact, we do. Sometimes. Finding and dispatching Osama bin Laden certainly qualifies. But what about the jobs crisis at home?

Just Campaigning

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 06.08.2011 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

President Obama needs to get the country out of the Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya wars and get into the trade war. Appointing Jeffrey Immelt is just campaigning.