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Obama Stimulus

The Simplest Plan For Helping Homeowners

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

By offering short-term loans, the government would be using taxpayer money wisely to stimulate banks to reform their lending practices.

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...

Bipartisanship Is a Silly Beltway Obsession

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Frank

Never has Beltway orthodoxy looked as clueless and futile as it does today.

Ryan Grim

GOP Fighting For Money From Stimulus They Opposed | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans, as a group, may take great pride in the goose egg they offered President Obama's stimulus package. But now the unanimous opposition...

Good Money After Bad

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The only valid criticism to be made of the stimulus bill that Obama signed Tuesday with deserved pride of authorship is that it is too small for the enormous problem at hand.

Calling Jindal's Bluff

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

The desperation of the economic crisis and Jindal's own political ambitions certainly put him between a rock and a hard place.

Will John Boehner Really Say "Thanks But No Thanks" To Stimulus Funds?

James Boyce and Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce and Paul Abrams

As we say on the sandlots, it's time for Boehner to put up or shut up.

How Government Spending Stimulates Private Investment

Charles A. Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles A. Gonzalez

To get through these hard times, we need to work together, every one of us, as a country, and this legislation is a solid foundation on which we can build.

Namaste Solar: Biden Flubs Denver Company Name (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the Denver signing of the stimulus bill, Vice President Joe Biden introduced the CEO of Namaste Solar, Blake Jones. He said that if he pronounced t...

Obama Signing Stimulus Bill In Denver: VIDEO, UPDATES

AP/Huffington Post | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed into law the most sweeping economic package in decades, a rescue plan meant to reinvigorate job creation, consumer spend...

Sam Stein

Gibbs Won't Rule Out Second Stimulus | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration will not "foreclose" the idea of introducing a second stimulus package should the first one prove ineffective. But at this ju...

Taking the Long View

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Warren

Can Obama really and truly get us to take the long view? And can he both exploit and turn his back on the same media technologies that impact how we respond to events and crises?

Sam Stein

Obama Photo Album Subtly Digs GOP, Says They Asked For His Autograph | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama White House has put out a slideshow of 23 pictures documenting the process by which the President and Congress forged a voting coalition in ...

The Media Are the Message

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

From the commentariat to the White House chief of staff, the lesson to be learned from the last two weeks, we are told, is that the Obama administration let the Republicans frame the debate over the stimulus.

Obama On Republicans: 'I'm An Optimist, Not A Sap'

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After the trials and triumphs of his tumultuous first weeks, President Obama appears increasingly focused on ends, not means. In a conversation early ...

Obama's Economic Paradox: Can You Have "Bailout" and "Stimulus" at the Same Time?

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Perhaps the centerpiece of the current bill (at least for people's pockets in the short-term) is an actual weekly paycheck bump to the tune of about eight bucks.

Sam Stein

Dems Fed Up With McCain: "Angry Old Defeated Candidate" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are growing increasingly frustrated with the brash political attacks Sen. John McCain has launched against Barack Obama in the weeks since t...

Obama On Republicans: 'I'm An Optimist, Not A Sap'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with columnists aboard Air Force One, President Obama talked about what he learned from the stimulus battle. Pronouncing himself impre...

Obama: Stimulus Bill "Major Milestone On Our Road To Recovery" (VIDEO)

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, savoring his first major victory in Congress, said Saturday that newly passed $787 billion economic stimulu...

The Republican Bipartisan Myth

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Shangri-la and Brigadoon and Bipartisan. Three mythical places. One of which few Republicans have seemingly ever heard.

Sam Stein

Gregg: Obama Never Could Get GOP Support On Stimulus (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Appearing on CNBC the day after he abruptly withdrew his nomination for Commerce Secretary, Sen. Judd Gregg made a rather blunt admission about the pa...

Doing What Works for the Short and Long Term

Dean Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Garfield

Congress should be commended for passing a plan that has the potential to be stimulative as well as smart. Investments in IT will help lead the way to economic recovery.

What's In The Stimulus Bill For You: Tax Breaks And Benefits

New York Times | RON LIEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

All the talk the last couple of days about the stimulus bill was about compromise and slimming down. What is left, though, is a huge spending bill, wi...

GOP Dogma Clouds Recovery Act Debate

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

The idea the Republicans want us to believe the "economy" only includes for-profit businesses. Anything that involves investment in public agencies is, therefore, not the economy.

Sam Stein

15 Stimulus Expenditures That Could Matter Most | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The final outline of the landmark stimulus bill poised to be passed by Congress is basically done. All that is left is putting pen to paper before bot...