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Obama Unemployment Benefits

Sam Stein

Losing Their Unemployment Benefits Didn't Help These People Find Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Do unemployment benefits make people lazy? Since long-term federal benefits expired in December, some congressional Republicans have...

Obama Applauds Senate For Advancing Unemployment Insurance Extension

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is applauding a Senate vote advancing legislation to renew jobless benefits for ...

Obama Calls For Restoring Unemployment Benefits

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging Congress to reinstate jobless benefits for more than a million Americans. In his weekly radio an...

Obama To Make Push For Restoring Jobless Benefits

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama will press Congress to reinstate long-term unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans when he returns to...

Sam Stein

Democrats Basically Out Of Options For Passing Unemployment Insurance

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the number of conference calls held on a bill reflected its chances of passage, an extension of unemployment benefits would have beco...

Sam Stein

Not Just Poor People Get Hosed When Congress Lets Unemployment Insurance Expire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- David Torian is an Ivy League-educated lawyer and a onetime chief of staff to then-Rep. Michael McNulty (D-N.Y.). He has 23 years of exper...

Obama Pushes Senate To Extend Expiring Program

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama has told two senators proposing to extend expiring federal unemployment benefits that he plans to push Congre...

Unemployment Insurance Expires for 1.3 Million: Will Congress Act to Undo the Damage?

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Mary Lowe of was laid off in February 2013 -- the first time in 31 years she hadn't been working. She described her unemployment insurance benefits as a lifeline for her family. But she is losing them after Dec. 28 because Congress failed to renew the unemployment insurance program before the holiday recess.

Sam Stein

Who Killed Unemployment Insurance In 2013?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The looming expiration of federal unemployment benefits raises the question of whether Democratic lawmakers bungled the debate. Thou...

Obama's Weekly Address Calls Bipartisan Budget A Hopeful Sign

AP/HuffPost | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the bipartisan budget approved by Congress is a hopeful sign that Washington can end its cycle of cris...

Sam Stein

Obama Pushes To Save The Holiday Season For A Million Unemployed People

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday came out strongly in support of extending long-term unemployment insurance past its current expiratio...

Sam Stein

Obama Tells Dems He'll Oppose Tax Cut Compromise Withtout Unemployment Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — At a meeting at the White House with Democratic congressional leadership Saturday afternoon, President Obama said he would oppose a...