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Obama's Job Number One: More Jobs

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Facing a potentially disastrous political shift, President Barack Obama tried Thursday to begin resetting his wounded presidency wi...

'Crystal Ball' on the Economy and Labor

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Obama must now focus on new jobs on Main Street, millions of them, as they have this last year focused on resuscitating Wall Street and on health care reform.

Time for a Reset: Obama and Dems Must Take on Wall Street and Create Jobs or Lose

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Barack Obama won on a promise to change the cozy insider game between Washington and big business but instead has done little to challenge the power of America's corporate oligarchy.

America Absolutely Needs a National Manufacturing Policy, Urges Senator Sherrod Brown

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Over the past year, Brown held a series of hearings examining ways to rebuild U.S. manufacturing and is also fighting to ensure that our nation's trade laws work for domestic manufacturing and American workers.

Ryan Grim

Obama Says Recovery Efforts Come Before Deficit Reduction | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday disputed the notion that he is overly concerned about the budget deficit -- and as a result, is under-reacting to t...

Obama Faces Showdowns On Health Care, Afghanistan, Jobs

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will have scant time to rest up from his eight-day Asia trip. On Saturday, two days after his return to Wash...

What Obama is Getting Wrong About Economic Recovery

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

President Obama announced outlines for a new jobs plan for the country. For the first time, he suggested that up to $200 billion from the "bailout of Wall Street" program should go toward jobs creation ideas.

Obama Jobs Speech: Help For Small Businesses, Transportation, Energy-Efficient Homes

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called for a major new burst of federal spending Tuesday, perhaps $150 billion or more, aiming to jolt the w...

Krugman: Obama Intimidated By Wall Street Scare Stories

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A funny thing happened on the way to a new New Deal. A year ago, the only thing we had to fear was fear itself; today, the reigning doctrine in Washin...

Rick Newman: Rising Number Of Americans Depend On Government How the Government Is Swallowing the Economy | Rick Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

You know about the bailouts, the stimulus plan, cash for clunkers, and moola for mansions. But for all the anxiety they've caused, those government gi...

The President's Jobs Initiative Doesn't Measure Up

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

There is no reason to tolerate this degree of misery. We know exactly what to do. The government has the fiscal tools to do it. Start by bailing out state and local governments and spending on infrastructure.

GOP Obama Pen Pal Goes To Jobs Summit

The Orange County Register | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joni O'Neill was in her Mission Viejo flower shop late one night, watching the news, when she saw a story critical of President Barack Obama. She s...

N.A.A.C.P. Prods Obama On Job Losses: Stimulus Not Enough

The New York Times | Steven Greenhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With unemployment among blacks at more than 15 percent, the N.A.A.C.P. will join several other groups on Tuesday to call on President Obama to do more...

Think Broader on Jobs Tax Credit

Eric Garcetti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Eric Garcetti

Though the recent plunge in national unemployment statistics was heartening, big problems remain in some parts of the country. Nowhere is that more true than Los Angeles.

Obama Blindsided By Good Job Numbers

NY Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The conspiracy theorists will hate this one: the White House was so caught off guard by the improving employment data released today that President Ob...

Sam Stein

Peter DeFazio, Dem Rep.: It's 'Pretty Embarrassing' That Dems Now Identified With Wall Street | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the loudest populist voices in the Democratic Caucus predicted on Thursday that the party may have to forcefully challenge the White House on e...

Obama Job-Creation Efforts Not So Direct

Washington Post | Alec MacGillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To hear President Obama tell it, he's been busy creating jobs since taking office. The $787 billion stimulus package, he said last winter, would "save...

Obama's Modest Jobs Proposal

Faye Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Faye Anderson

President Barack Obama unveiled his jobs package last week. His proposal includes more of the same: more money to the states for fiscal stabilization, more weatherization initiatives, more infrastructure spending.

Dan Froomkin

Obama Fails To Move The Needle With His Jobs Speech | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's the key takeaway from President Obama's jobs talk on Monday: It's too little, too late. Obama proposed an unspecified amount of new spending o...

Obama In Allentown, Pa. To Discuss Jobs, Economy

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even as he trumpeted a slowdown in the nation's job losses Friday, President Barack Obama put finishing touches on a proposal he'll unveil next week t...

Obama Jobs Summit: President Announcing "Forum On Jobs" Next Week

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he'll host a White House summit next month on fighting the chronic joblessness that ...

Will the Real Jobless Number Please Stand Up?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

A number of market professionals argue that the Bureau of Labor Statistics is stacking the employment deck by issuing misleading figures that paint a rosier picture of the country's mounting job losses.

Dan Froomkin

Washington Doesn't Get It: We Need More Jobs | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nowhere is the massive disconnect between Washington D.C. and the rest of the country more striking than when it comes to the issue of jobs. Inside ...

Sam Stein

Boehner Video Stars "Job-Sniffing Bloodhound" To Whack Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The loss of 467,000 jobs in June, driving the national unemployment rate to 9.5 percent, is unwelcome news for the Obama administration, which has spe...

Obama's Stimulus Promise: More Than 600,000 Jobs

AP | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama assured the nation his recovery plan was on track Monday, scrambling to calm Americans unnerved by unemploym...