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Obama Stimulus

Can We Afford All This Spending?

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There has been a war of words written about Washington's recent increase in spending. However, this war hasn't focused on the numbers. Let's take a look at the numbers and see what they tell us.

Obama's Stimulus Promise: More Than 600,000 Jobs

AP | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama assured the nation his recovery plan was on track Monday, scrambling to calm Americans unnerved by unemploym...

It's Time to Treat America's Homeowners as Well as We've Been Treating Wall Street's Bankers

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

"The banks are too big to fail" has been the mantra we've been hearing since September. But when you consider the millions of American homeowners facing foreclosure, aren't they also too big to fail?

Obama Vs. Schwarzenegger: White House Threatens To Rescind Stimulus Funds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been one of the prominent Republican defenders of President Obama's stimulus plan. He's called the California governor "one...

States Slashing Social Safety Nets

New York Times | ERIK ECKHOLM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Battered by the recession and the deepest and most widespread budget deficits in several decades, a large majority of states are slicing into their so...

Obama FT Interview: Call For Global Unity

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

merican presidents sometimes give interviews in the Oval Office. On this occasion Barack Obama chooses the nearby Roosevelt room, named after Teddy Ro...

Obama Imposes Strict New Rules For Stimulus Lobbyists

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says lobbyists pushing for projects in the stimulus package can't utter a word about them to administration ...

Private Company Creates Rival To Obama Web Site

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As critics slam the administration's website for a lack of accessible data, a private company has launched a rival -- Onvi...

Jindal Spurns Obama's Jobless Aid as Mayor Pleads 'Help Me Now'

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican, cited fiscal responsibility when he turned down about $98 million in unemployment aid that was part of P...

Obama Using Schwarzenegger To Answer GOP Critics

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — Buoyed by adoring crowds far from Washington's political wars, President Barack Obama guaranteed Americans on Thursday that the na...

Obama Getting Briefed By Volcker On Stimulus Plan's Effectiveness

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday acknowledged that many families are suffering "incredible pain" from the economy but said his gove...

South Carolina Governor: Obama Stimulus Will Turn U.S. Into Zimbabwe

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford warned yesterday that the recently-signed stimulus bill could spur a Zimbabwe-style economic collapse. According...

Sam Stein

Chafee Chides Obama Over Bipartisanship | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of Barack Obama's high-profile Republican endorsers during the campaign said he was "stunned" that the president could muster only three Republica...

Second Stimulus May Be Inevitable

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos suggests in a blog post Monday that a second stimulus bill might be necessary, and indeed, there's plenty of evidence ...

Obama On Stimulus: 'I Know We Did The Right Thing'

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — While aknowledging an "astounding" number of job losses in February, President Barack Obama told critics of his $787 billion ec...

Take A Stand on Stimulus

Scott Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Murphy

As we face the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, voters in Upstate New York deserve straight answers from congressional candidates as to how they would vote on the recovery package.

Sam Stein

SEIU's Stern: Solis' Absence Hurt Workers On Stimulus | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the nation's most prominent union leaders says that working Americans were deprived a voice during the debate over the stimulus package and hou...

Sam Stein

Obama's Charm Offensive: Crist And Barbour Push Back On GOP Lines | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Perhaps President Obama's charm offensive with Republicans is beginning to work. Standing outside the White House on Monday, after a meeting with the...

An Open Letter to David Axelrod

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

It will take much stronger medicine to avert a depression than the measures taken to date, and the president needs to rally public opinion if he is to persuade Congress to act at the necessary scale.

Live Video: Obama, Biden Open Fiscal Responsibility Summit

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden open the Fiscal Responsibility Summit. Event is scheduled to begin at 1pm EST. .msnbcLinks {fo...

Why You Should Recommit to 21st Century (Gasp!) Bipartisan Politics

Maegan Carberry and Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maegan Carberry and Elizabeth Blackney

The stimulus debate, or lack thereof, proved beyond a doubt that forward-thinking individuals must join the netroots-driven political realignment happening across America to have meaningful impact.

Rahm: Ben Nelson The One Who Held Up Stimulus

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rahm Emanuel's office, which is no more than a three-second walk from the Oval Office, is as neat as a Marine barracks. On his desk, the files and doc...

Sam Stein

Obama To Mayors: Don't Screw Up The Stimulus (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sounding, at times, like a school teacher lecturing a classroom of mischievous students, President Barack Obama warned a gathering of mayors on Friday...

Sam Stein

Obama's Stimulus Now A Race Against The Clock | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is meeting with a group of mayors today, in what will ostensibly be a mass-lobbying session for stimulus money to be directed to local...

Sam Stein

Mayors To Lobby Obama For Stimulus Money Friday | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The president is scheduled to host a group of mayors from across the country at the White House on Friday in what will be a lobbying effort for federa...