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Obama Stimulus

Arthur Delaney

100,000 Jobs Subsidized By Stimulus Will End In September | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Debbie Velarde is one of more than 100,000 people who will lose their jobs by September unless Congress extends a stimulus bill provision that gives s...

California Gets $93 Million, Weatherizes Just 12 Homes

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Despite already receiving more than $92 million in stimulus money for the task, California's weatherization program has finished retrofitting just 12 ...

Sam Stein

Crist: Stimulus Has Created Jobs, I Don't Regret Hugging Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Florida Governor Charlie Crist won't win over many of his conservative critics with his latest move -- declaring emphatically that the president's sti...

Sam Stein

Rendell: Obama Botched The Stimulus Sales Job | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Ed Rendell said on Sunday that the Obama administration had botched the messaging wars when it came to selling its economic agenda and that it wo...

Republicans 'Killing The Truth' On Stimulus

Politics Daily | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the White House this week, the main narrative in the press room was this: has President Barack Obama lost the message war over the $862 billion sti...

Stimulus Anniversary: Obama Dispatches Cabinet, GOP Called Out For Hypocrisy

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, defending his economic stimulus plan on its first anniversary, is dispatching his Cabinet across the country to ...

Democrats Take Aim At Stimulus Critics Who Requested Funding

Wall Street Journal | LOUISE RADNOFSKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats, stung by criticism of their $787 billion economic-stimulus plan, are targeting Republicans who have attacked the program and then lobbied t...

Sam Stein

Only 12% Of Americans Think Obama Cut Their Taxes: POLL | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only 12 percent of the public say that the Obama administration has lowered their taxes since coming to office, despite the fact that the White House'...

Sam Stein

Tim Geithner Calls Out Scott Brown For Stimulus Criticism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner rejected on Sunday claims made by newly-minted Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) that the Obama stimulus package had not ...

Texas Republicans Raking In Stimulus After Opposing It

The Dallas Morning News | Dave Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Texas Republicans opposed the $787 billion stimulus package, but their districts are getting more than their fair share of emergency funds. Working my...

Newsweek Taps Bush Aide For Obama Reporting

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Political journalism is often imaginative, but a Newsweek article about tax cuts by a former aide to George W. Bush verges on delusion.

Ezra Klein: Dems Should Use Reconciliation To Pass Stimulus

Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The arcane rules and regulations governing the 51-vote budget reconciliation process made it a tricky path for health-care reform. But they make it pe...

Commercial Real Estate: 90% Financing at Low Rates Is Possible

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The lesser-known 504 program from the U.S. Small Business Administration can be ideal for small-business owners to buy, build or rehabilitate commercial buildings.

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...

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.

Sam Stein

Poll: Obama Doing Woeful Job Selling Stimulus | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A huge swath of the American public has either not personally benefited from the stimulus package or not heard of the Obama administration's signature...

5 Points on the Critical State of the Economy

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Sachs

The claim that we should reject infrastructure spending is disastrously wrongheaded. We need a buildup of serious high-return public investments, and we can and should start now.

Secesh 3.0: Fear Of A Black President

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

When the Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) disrupted the President’s health care address before a joint session of Congress, it was not the first time th...

Billion For Cops To Be Given Out By Obama Administration

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — A $1 billion stimulus program to keep cops on the streets was praised Tuesday as a heavenly blessing in places like tiny Anguilla...

Obama Needs to Show Less Paucity of Audacity

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

So far the only people Obama seems willing to make mad are the activist base of the Democratic party who helped him defeat Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

Obama Asks For Patience On Stimulus

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans lined up Sunday in opposition to a second economic stimulus package, a rare demonstration of unity from an out-of-power...

Stimulus Aid Said To Be Moving Faster After "Learning Curve"

Wall Street Journal | LOUISE RADNOFSKY and CHRISTOPHER CONKEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says it has been on a "learning curve" with the economic-stimulus package but has figured out how to spend some...

Top GOPer: We Can't Judge The Stimulus For "At Least A Year"

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

There are two ideologically opposite criticisms of the stimulus package proposed by President Obama.

Sam Stein

Biden Ignores Warnings Of Krugman, Stiglitz, Roubini And Others | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

During his interview with ABC's This Week on Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden made what will be a much-discussed admission in the week ahead. The Obam...

Public Confidence In Stimulus Package's Effectiveness Ebbs, Poll Finds

Washington Post | Dan Balz and Jon Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barely half of Americans are now confident that President Obama's $787 billion stimulus measure will boost the economy, and the rapid rise in optimism...