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Obama Recession

The Truman Show Economy (With a Nod to Philip K. Dick)

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Truman Show was the 1998 movie in which Jim Carrey slowly realizes that his entire life is a televised illusion. Welcome to The Truman Show economy. Much of what we hear nowadays hides a grim reality -- not just from our leaders, but from us.

Obama's Biggest Mistake As President

The New York Times | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

Working out of cramped, bare offices in a downtown building here in Washington, President-elect Obama's economic team spent the final weeks of 2008 tr...

Romney: Obama Gets No Credit For Stopping Recession From Going Further

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an interview with a local Virginia television station on Sunday, Mitt Romney went further than normal in criticizing the president's ...

Mark Gongloff

Report: U.S. Will Enter Recession If 'Fiscal Cliff' Not Avoided | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business

The U.S. economy will sink into a deep recession and unemployment will jump back above 9 percent if Congress does not avoid a "fiscal cliff" waiting a...

Obama's Recession Inconsistency

Bloomberg | Hans Nichols | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

To listen to President Barack Obama, the recession is either a current condition or an historical event....

Has the U.S. entered into long-term economic decline?

RealClearMarkets | Larry Kudlow | Posted 11.03.2011 | Business

No sooner had President Obama shocked the political world with a gloomy economic forecast - projecting 9.1 percent unemployment for this year and a re...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's State Of The Union Scorecard: 2010 Successes And Failures | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his second formal State of the Union address Tuesday night, it is worth looking back at the ambitious po...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's Economic Policy Architect Says Job Growth Around The Corner; Unemployment Above 9 Percent For 20 Months | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two years into the Obama administration the architect of the president's economic policy remains resolute that, if the nation simply waits, job growth...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Pick For Top Economic Post Hailed By Business For Pragmatism, Deal-Making | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gene Sperling, the Treasury official widely expected to take over as President Obama's chief economic adviser, is the sort of figure who has been arou...

Obama Hits GOP Proposal to Cut Education Spending

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Offering voters a reason to keep Democrats in power on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama says R...

WATCH: Obama Pledges To Help The Middle Class

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Darlene Superville, Associated Press WASHINGTON - A healthy economy needs bustling Main Streets and a thriving middle class even more than a healthy ...

Suckers Galore! Media Set to Fall for Limbaugh Ploy on Obama, Racism, Recession

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Abrams

Limbaugh says Obama caused the recession to pay back white America for 230 years of racism. Get the ploy? He knows that the media will focus on the most outrageous part of his latest nonsense.

Laura Bassett

Rush Limbaugh: Obama Created Recession As 'Payback' For Racism | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rush Limbaugh said on his July 2 radio show that he believes Obama tanked the economy on purpose, both as "payback" for 230 years of racial oppression...

Roy Sekoff On 'Ed Show' Slams Jeb Bush For Slamming Obama For Slamming His Brother (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post editor Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Tuesday to chide Jeb Bush for attempting to tar President Obama with blame for the country...

Consumer Confidence Will Be Restored When Abilities Are!

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

We became too reliant and dependent upon others for our false sense of security. The institutions we relied on for easy credit and cheap financing have left us for this new reality.

A Response to My Mom on Obama and the Economy

Howard Winant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Winant

The greatest was Lincoln; the next best was Roosevelt. I think Obama has the potential to be a president on their level.

Mr. President, When Should We Sell?

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Trey Ellis

The surge of volunteerism, of communalism that thrust Obama from obscurity to the most powerful job on the planet now needs to be re-harnessed and focused on aiding our enfeebled economy.

Sam Stein

Perino: Bush Deserves Credit For Recent Market Uptick | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former White House spokesperson Dana Perino said on Sunday that the Bush administration, while presiding over the start of the current recession, neve...

Sam Stein

LaHood Hits Back Hard Against Charges Of "Socialism," "Obama Recession" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood hit back hard on Monday to charges from White House critics that President Barack Obama's economic policies -- ...

"The Obama Recession": Their Kingdom for a Scapegoat

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The mere prospect of a Barack Obama victory, the Fulminators want you to believe, was enough to spook the markets and send them into the current tailspin.

Four Words Obama Will Never Say

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

Americans must hope that the Obama administration is honest with the people and makes some difficult choices early in his tenure to deal with our growing annual deficits and long term debt.

After the Obama Win.

William Galston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Galston

On the critical issue of government's role, Democrats do not have a mandate. Rather, they have a chance to make their case.

Sam Stein

Obama Uses The "R" Word, Clinton Doesn't | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The focus of the presidential campaign on Thursday, and much of this past week, was on the economy, with each Democratic candidate offering a set of p...