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Sam Stein

Obama Jobs Plan: White House Weighing Options On School Repair, Teacher Hiring [UPDATE] | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON --The president's reported $300 billion plan to resuscitate a stagnant job market remains in a fairly vague form, one day before the presid...

How CEO Leadership Can Save Labor Day 2012

John Fullerton | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
John Fullerton

Even if the political will and leadership existed in Washington D.C. for a second larger stimulus, the government's ability to do what it takes has been compromised by the Wall Street induced financial crisis.

Arthur Delaney

GOP Leaders Embrace Possible Obama Plan For Long-Term Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders in Congress on Tuesday offered their support for a plan the White House is considering to help the 6 million long-ter...

Holiday Hiring Expected To Remain Flat, Adding To Fears Of Economic Stallout

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

Even though Americans are expected to be doing a lot more holiday shopping this year, don't expect that to do much to alleviate the pain of a struggli...

Sam Stein

Romney's Jobs Speech To Be An Ode To Corporations And The Tea Party, DNC Memo Predicts | Sam Stein | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bit of pre-framing for Mitt Romney's major jobs speech on Tuesday, the Democratic National Committee is distributing talking points...

Howard Fineman

Obama Aide Discusses 2012 Campaign Strategy | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– And so here we go: a gloomy campaign for a gloomy era, a political war framed by the combatants as an Armageddon-style struggle betwee...

Ryan Grim

Obama's Labor Day Speech (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than a week ahead of a critical address before a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned defense...

Tough Reality For Obama As 2012 Campaign Ramps Up

Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics

By CHARLES BABINGTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama faces a long re-election campaign having all but given up on the e...

Arthur Delaney

What Else Can We Do For The Long-Term Unemployed? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Steve Clark of St. Louis, Mo., lost his IT job in 2009, he intuitively knew that as someone older than 60, he'd have a tough time g...

Ryan Grim

Tea Party Senator Blasts Obama: 'I'm Not Interested In His Speech' | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tea Party leader Sen. Jim DeMint on Sunday dismissed President Barack Obama's jobs speech four days ahead of its scheduled delivery. ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Speaker Boehner flat-out rejected President Obama's request to unveil his new jobs plan at a joint session of Congress this coming Wednesday, saying Thursday would be better. Forget actually taking action on the unemployment crisis -- they can't even agree on the date for a speech about the unemployment crisis! A few days later, the Labor Department released the worst jobs report in 11 months. So here's the official tally: debates about the scheduling of a jobs speech, 1; jobs created in the last quarter, 0. Meanwhile, with promises from its author of "heads exploding all over Washington," Dick Cheney's memoir was published. Revelations included his desire to bomb Syria, and his dreams of living in an Italian villa -- come si dice "enhanced interrogation techniques"? I was going to end by wishing everyone a happy Labor Day, but John Boehner has decided to move it to later in the month.

GOP Congressman Defends Plan To Skip Obama's Jobs Speech

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

PALATINE, Ill. (AP/The Huffington Post) -- An outspoken Republican congressman from Illinois is defending his decision to boycott President Barack Oba...

WATCH: No New Jobs, Obama Delays Smog Standards And Candidates' Labor Day Plans

Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

The latest jobs report, released Friday, shows that the U.S. economy added no new jobs in August as the unemployment rate remained steady at 9.1 perce...

Sam Stein

Obama, Democrats Plot Out Follow-Through On Jobs Speech | Sam Stein | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday's dismal employment report, which reported no net change in the number of U.S. jobs, Top officials in the Democrat...

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.

GOP Congressman Skipping Obama's Jobs Speech, Calls President 'Idiotic'

Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

House Republican Joe Walsh, a Tea Party favorite from Illinois, will not be attending President Barack Obama's Sept. 8 jobs speech, the Chicago Tribun...

Lila Shapiro

U.S. Adds Zero New Jobs In August | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy added no new jobs in August as the unemployment rate stayed steady at 9.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday,...

Congressional Progressive Caucus Gives Obama Two Suggestions For Jobs

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

The co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus issued a letter to President Barack Obama Thursday, asking him to consider two proposals as he p...

Sam Stein

Obama Jobs Plan: 'Innovative Infrastructure Ideas' And Sector-Specific Relief | Sam Stein | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has thus far remained coy regarding the content of the president's high-profile jobs speech, with White House P...

Jason Linkins

Reflections On The Great Scheduling War Of 2011 | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.01.2011 | Media

In the end, what did we learn from the Great Logistical Kerfuffle of 2011? Well, we've been reminded that everyone in politics and the media is as thin-skinned and as petty as they ever were.

Sam Stein

White House Report: Unemployment Rate Above 6 Percent Until 2016 | Sam Stein | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A series of sharp spending battles and a wave of new tax receipts have improved the nation's long-term fiscal outlook, a new report by t...

Businesses Increasingly Pessimistic About Future Economic Conditions

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

Optimism for the American economy continues to evaporate, even as President Obama readies a supposedly major jobs plan to be unveiled in a speech befo...

Sam Stein

White House Gives In: Obama To Address Congress Thursday Night | Sam Stein | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a vacuous back-and-forth over whether or not the president would be invited to address a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, S...

Sam Stein

UPDATE: Boehner Asks Obama To Delay Major Jobs Speech | Sam Stein | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Upping the stakes of his push for a major jobs plan, President Barack Obama asked House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majorit...

Obama Administration To Unveil Mortgage Relief Program

Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

By Margaret Chadbourn WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is considering unveiling new plans next week to revive the ailing housing market and r...