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Jennifer Bendery

Obama On Jobs Report: 'We Are Moving Forward Again' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- He may not have been openly celebrating, but President Barack Obama was clearly enthusiastic Friday as he weighed in on the latest jobs ...

Jon Ward

Obama Tells Ohio That Jobs Report Is 'Step In The Right Direction' | Jon Ward | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

POLAND, Ohio -- President Barack Obama on Friday told voters here in this battleground state that despite another mediocre jobs report, his policies a...

Outdoors Largesse

Edward Flattau | Posted 04.18.2012 | Media
Edward Flattau

When one is introduced to a veteran these days, the typical first words out of one's mouth to the ex-soldier are "Thank you for your service." But for the WAT, gratitude ends with that salutation. Veterans are perceived in terms of dollars and cents rather than flesh and blood.

The Concerned Majority

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

In his ground-breaking speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, the president was telling the American people that he understands and shares their concerns, and that government has a responsibility to take those concerns seriously.

Don't Start Talking About The Deficit Again

Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

How well the economy is doing on November 6, 2012, will likely be the single most important factor in how America votes. And even though Republicans ...

President Obama Misses a Chance to Create Jobs

John McAuliff | Posted 12.25.2011 | World
John McAuliff

President Obama is correct in his criticism of the Republicans for their obstructionism on jobs. But if he had more aggressively implemented his new policy on Cuba, the president would have easily created thousands of jobs.

Ryan Grim

Parts Of Obama's 2011 Jobs Bill The GOP Supported | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In blocking the American Jobs Act, Congressional Republicans are voting against positions that broad swaths of the party have supported ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Jobs Plan Voted Down By Senate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate rejected President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs bill on Tuesday night, a move that was expected and clears the way for th...

Jason Linkins

Reflections On The Great Scheduling War Of 2011 | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.01.2011 | Media

In the end, what did we learn from the Great Logistical Kerfuffle of 2011? Well, we've been reminded that everyone in politics and the media is as thin-skinned and as petty as they ever were.

Sam Stein

White House Gives In: Obama To Address Congress Thursday Night | Sam Stein | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a vacuous back-and-forth over whether or not the president would be invited to address a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, S...

Sam Stein

UPDATE: Boehner Asks Obama To Delay Major Jobs Speech | Sam Stein | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Upping the stakes of his push for a major jobs plan, President Barack Obama asked House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majorit...

Obama's Jobs Program a Mixed Bag for Savings Accounts and Money Market Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

Growth in employment may be the key to getting money market rates and other bank rates up from near-zero levels. So what should you make of the President's latest jobs program?

Let's Stop Torturing Facts and Start Working Together

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Lindsay Graham has often shown that he's fully capable of being reasonable and bipartisan. Which made it particularly disappointing to see his misleading use of numbers yesterday.