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Only One Country Recovered From The Recession Faster Than The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

The U.S. economy recovered from the recession quicker than every country except Germany, according to a report released Monday by President Barack Oba...

John Cornyn Marks Five-Year Anniversary Of Obama's Stimulus With Harsh Words

Washington Times | Tom Howell Jr. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn on Monday marked the five-year anniversary of President Obama's economic stimulus, but it was hardly a laudatory toas...

Marco Rubio: Obama Move 'Clearly Failed'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) slammed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law five years ago on Monday. ...

Sam Stein

Obama Budget Pushes Stimulus Measures That Are Unlikely To Pass | Sam Stein | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The unveiling of President Barack Obama's budget on Wednesday morning has restarted the ongoing debate over how best to pursue deficit r...

Sam Stein

White House Serious About Stimulus In Fiscal Cliff Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conventional wisdom on the White House's opening offer to resolve the fiscal standoff treats one particular element of that offer --...

Zach Carter

Corporate CEO, Thriving Under Obama, Urges Workers To Vote For Romney | Zach Carter | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In this month's employee newsletter, the head of a Michigan processed-food company endorsed Republican nominee Mitt Romney and criticize...

Where, Oh Where Is the Stimulus Story? Obama, Axelrod and Plouffe Are Committing Campaign Malpractice

Adam Hanft | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Adam Hanft

Despite the praise being heaped on the president for not sleepwalking through the debate last night, one thing was -- yet again -- conspicuously absent: A single reference to his stimulus program, the most significant economic legislation of the last 50 years.

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 ...

Sam Stein

Tampa Recipients Have No Clue They Got Stimulus Funds | Sam Stein | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- With the full docket of Republican convention speakers hammering him over the stimulus package he passed early in his presidency, Barac...

Conservative Super PAC Targets Democrats With Multi-Million Dollar Ad Buy

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

Crossroads GPS, the conservative advocacy group backed by Karl Rove, launched a $4.2 million ad buy Thursday attacking Democratic Senate candidates in...

Michael Calderone

How D.C. Media Groupthink Influenced Stimulus Coverage | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.20.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- After two years reporting on President Barack Obama's nearly $800 billion stimulus package, a piece of legislation long derided by Republi...

Sam Stein

Romney On Stimulus: 'The Largest, One-Time Careless Expenditure Of Government Money' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At a campaign event in New Hampshire on Friday, Mitt Romney once again sharply condemned the stimulus package passed during the pr...

We Could Still Be In A Recession If Not For The Stimulus, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

The recovery's been weak these last few years. But if the federal government hadn't reacted to the financial crisis the way it did, things would have ...

Health Care Economics

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

If the economy were a person, here's how I'd describe his travails in recent years. For far too long, he binged on junk food, with no regard for the impact of such dietary habits on his system.

Mitt Romney Campaigning At School That Received Stimulus Funds

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney is set to campaign at Otterbein College on Friday for an event that his campaign is describing as a roundtable with graduating students. A...

Stuck at Zero

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I've pretty much stopped exhorting policy makers to engage in deficit-financed fiscal stimulus, not because we no longer need it -- we do -- but because it feels like a waste of time. With the fading of the Recovery Act along with state and local budget cuts, U.S. fiscal policy has turned contractionary. Yes, the economy is getting better, and pretty consistently at that. But it's still a slog, and gas prices are pushing the other way, among other factors. So I'm going to briefly drag the idea of stimulus out of hiding for two reasons. First, there's been a spate of research on the bang from fiscal stimulus in certain situations. And second, because Europe is providing such a sad, natural experiment of this forgotten thesis.

Sam Stein

Peter Orszag, Former Top Obama Adviser, Takes Issue With Critical Book | Sam Stein | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of President Barack Obama's former top advisers is taking issue with his portrayal in a new book exploring the economic team's inter...

Sam Stein

Obama Advisor Pushed For $1.8 Trillion Stimulus | Sam Stein | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As policy pursuits go, none has had more consequence for the Obama administration than the stimulus: Not only did the American Recovery ...

HARP Is Harping on the Wrong Solution and Bilking Taxpayers

Jerry Chautin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The revised HARP program will help a few homeowners and investors at taxpayers' expense. It will release refinancing lenders from liability. And most disappointing, it may have no discernible effect on improving our economy.

Never Mind Obama... When Are the Rest of Us Going to Grow Up?

Ted Cadsby | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Ted Cadsby

If history teaches us anything, it's that history teaches us nothing. A decade after the "mission accomplished" banner debacle, many voters still clamor for simple solutions captured by tidy slogans, such as "no new taxes" or "no new spending."

"Free Market" Politicians Call for Austerity and Cuts While Financial Markets Call for Keynesian Stimulus and Jobs

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business
Miles Mogulescu

As markets warn of the risk of double-dip recession or even depression, politicians in Washington and Berlin -- who claim to believe in "free markets" -- fiddle while Rome may be about to burn.

Ryan Grim

GOP Rep Smiles For Camera, Cuts Ribbon On Project He Opposed | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An ardent opponent of the federal stimulus plan showed up Monday in Winnetka, Ill., to smile and cut the ribbon at a ceremony unveiling ...

Sam Stein

Jobs Act Aims To Get The Funds Out Fast | Sam Stein | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House officially released its American Jobs Act on Monday, setting in motion a critical few months in which budget and spendin...

On Jobs: Tell It Like It Is

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Half measures aren't likely to pass anyway. And worse, they constitute presidential malpractice, using the "bully pulpit" to confuse rather than educate the American people about the straits we are in. Far better simply to tell it like it is.