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A Year of Living Obliviously

Gregory C. Simon | Posted 06.10.2013 | Small Business
Gregory C. Simon

A majority of both parties supported the JOBS Act and leaders in both parties claim credit for the accomplishment. You would think they would want to implement the Act as soon as possible, but except for a few members in either chamber, the Congress is oblivious too.

Jobs Downer Trips Up Obama's Game

Roll Call | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

If the new jobs numbers had come out the Friday before the election instead of today, President Barack Obama might well have lost....

Christina Wilkie

Obama Gets Personal In Proposing Gun Safety Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a broad and moving speech Friday, President Barack Obama described gun violence as only one part of a web of economic and social chal...

Chris Kirkham

Why Obama's Promise Won't Deliver

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.14.2013 | Business

In terms of rhetoric, President Obama's latest State of the Union address offered an ambitious call to action, aiming for no less than the restoration...

Yes to Obama's New Jobs Focus, But Defend Health and Retirement Benefits

Roger Hickey | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Roger Hickey

We should encourage Obama and Congressional Democrats to stop talking about cutting essential programs -- and start talking, as the president tried to tonight, about investing in jobs and growth.

Obama Continuing Yearly State Of The Union Tradition

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama will deliver his 2013 State of the Union address on Tuesday night, where he's expected to do something he's done every year as ...

9 Steps the President Can Announce Tonight to Help Homeowners and Create Jobs

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

There are immediate, concrete steps the president can announce in tonight's speech which will help struggling homeowners while at the same time stimulating the economy and promoting job creation.

State of the Union: Jobs Rumored to Make a Guest Appearance... Again

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

If there's anybody in the White House who wants to do battle with unemployment as badly as George Bush and Dick Cheney (and a few dozen others) wanted to do battle with Iraq, I hope they'll get their war on in the second term.

WATCH: Arianna Wonders Why Obama Isn't Focusing On Jobs

Huff TV | Posted 04.12.2013 | Media
Huff TV

Appearing on "Fareed Zakaria GPS" Sunday morning, Arianna called out President Obama for not concentrating enough on jobs. (Watch the clip below.) ...

Never Would Have Made It Without You, Rosa Parks

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 04.10.2013 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

The struggle continues, but to really appreciate the dedication of those of old, we must continue the struggle. We never would have made it without Rosa Parks and we will not make it without you.

Americans Weigh In On What They Want Obama To Focus On

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's inaugural speech was a call to arms on issues like gun control and climate change, but both topics get short shrift to the ec...

Obama's Road Forward

Howard Fineman | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

In his second term Obama needs to build new and real things that tangibly improve the lives of the middle class and, yes, the poor; and advance the ball on the things he says he also cares about: the environment, immigration, education, tech, etc, plus figuring out what his consistent view is of foreign and defense policy.

The Long Road Forward: Obama's Second-Term Challenges

Howard Fineman | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

A new Huffington Post/YouGov poll shows voters modestly hopeful about Barack Obama's chances of being more successful in his second term. And, given the haplessness of his Republican foes, Obama is in an unusually strong position to deliver on the potential of his second term -- but only if he has the will and wherewithal to turn ballot-box victory into real-life results. That's the bottom line of an in-depth survey by The Huffington Post of the problems and prospects facing the president as he prepares for a second inauguration. Today we launch a series of stories giving you in-depth results of that survey: 20 reported pieces during the next week, 14 from the U.S. and six from overseas; pairs of expert blog posts published with each domestic story; HuffPost Live video interviews with reporters; and poll data from HuffPost/YouGov.

Dave Jamieson

The Road Forward: Employment Problems Loom Over Obama's Second Term

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On election night in Chicago two months ago, President Barack Obama triumphantly pledged to fight for a middle class he'd appealed to re...

A Street-Smart Plan to Create 3 Million New Jobs

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
Paul Abrams

This is not just an economic imperative, but a social need as an increasing number of young adults get no chance to burnish their resumes and experience for their later lives, and near-retirement boomers have no opportunity to rebuild their nest-eggs.

Unemployment: Why Still So High?

Harlan Green | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

What will bring U.S. back to full employment is a big question among economists. The problem is that the 155,000 new jobs per month in 2012 isn't enough to either absorb new entrants, or those that have lost jobs. Only the investment of more money grows a sluggish economy.

Jobs First Because Jobs Fix Deficits

Dave Johnson | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

What happened to jobs? The pubic wants government to do something about jobs and getting the economy moving, and in D.C. the only thing is this weird argument about ... anything but jobs and getting the economy moving!

What Obama And FDR Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

What do Franklin Roosevelt and President Barack Obama have in common? Well, besides both attending Columbia and Harvard universities, they're two pres...

What The Election Results Mean For Post 50s: The Top 5 Issues

Posted 01.07.2013 | Fifty

How will President Obama's second term affect the issues most important to post 50s? The economy and the deficit have been core concerns for older vot...

Which Candidate Is the Better Investment?

Bill Folman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Folman

For those of you who are attracted to Mitt Romney's business background, I think it is useful to view the choice between Obama and Romney as a choice between two very different business strategies. Which candidate is the better investment?

Job Numbers Good for Obama; But He Ain't No Ike

Karen Dolan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Regarding the election, this news isn't likely to have much of an impact. There are very few undecided voters left and as this change was no shocker in either direction, it won't likely change any minds right or left.

Obama 'Good-Paying' Jobs Claim At Odds With His Record

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama made a strong case during Tuesday night's debate for how his administration would create "not just jobs," but "good-paying jobs...

The Truth About Jobs: Why Both Sides Are Wrong

Stacy Johnson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Money
Stacy Johnson

Barack Obama says the recovery is underway, and all our economy needs is a little stimulus. Mitt Romney says what this country needs is a president with experience in creating jobs. The truth is that neither camp is admitting the truth.

Uncomfortable Tension for Small Business

Anne Zink | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Anne Zink

Regardless of who wins the presidential election, entrepreneurship will pick up. But growth will be highly controlled unless government starts to recognize the financial realities of small business.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama On Jobs Report: 'We Are Moving Forward Again'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- He may not have been openly celebrating, but President Barack Obama was clearly enthusiastic Friday as he weighed in on the latest jobs ...