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Stimulus Funds

Sam Stein

READ: Paul Ryan's Letters Requesting Stimulus, EPA Funds | Sam Stein | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During Thursday night's vice presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden attacked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for criticizing the presiden...

Stimulus Funds Saved Education Jobs, But States Still Slow To Implement Reforms

Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act showed promise to assist education, but some of its results have yet to be realized. While education sti...

Joy Resmovits

America's Poorest City Axes Teachers, Pre-Kindergarten | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Eighth-grader Selena Karner lined up in her Reading, Pa., middle school auditorium last week to receive an award for language arts. But during what wo...

Sherrod Brown: Opponent's Negative Ad Recycles False Claims

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is hitting back against a new campaign ad put out by his Republican opponent, Josh Mandel, charging the ad merely repeats ...

State of the Union: Small Businesses Can Expect More of Obama's Failed Promises

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama is one of the most anti-small business presidents in U.S. history and his policies have devastated the middle class economy. His policies have forced millions of small businesses to close their doors and millions more people to lose their jobs.

'Bridge To Nowhere' — We're Still Paying For It

The Anchorage Daily News | Sean Cockerham | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics

Alaska legislators have signed off on another $1.4 million in federal money to pay planners of the controversial Knik Arm bridge and are talking about...

The Stimulus: Slamming It, Working It

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

These congressmen voted against stimulus. They railed against stimulus. They've been fundraising against stimulus. Except, apparently, when they want some of it.

Texas Governor Offers Unemployed Two Choices: Buy a Job or Just Say Thanks

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

That's the kind of Governor Texas has. A governor who thinks being unemployed in Texas is a good thing. That sure explains a lot. Out of a job? That just means you have more time to explore the wild yonder of the Texas-Mexico border.

Which State's Public Colleges Will See Economic Relief First? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

As federal recovery funds are doled out state by state, some public colleges will have to wait years before they receive their share of government mon...

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 ...

Stimulus Funds Rejection By Local Officials Causing Controversy

MSNBC | Mike Stuckey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was supposed to create jobs by the millions, but Debra Morgan of North Platte, Neb., says it got her fired....

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...

Ailing States Face Bleak Outlook For Next Fiscal Year

Washington Post | Keith B. Richburg and Ashley Surdin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As states across the country grapple with the worst economy in decades, most have cut services, forced workers to take unpaid days off, shut offices s...

Manufactured Protesters Are Killing Democracy

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

The "Tea Party" movement flies in the face of what the true patriots in Boston stood for. Corporate lobbying-run groups are creating the illusion of grass roots protests at the health care town hall meetings.

Cities Lose Out On Road Funds From Federal Stimulus

New York Times | MICHAEL COOPER and GRIFF PALMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two-thirds of the country lives in large metropolitan areas, home to the nation's worst traffic jams and some of its oldest roads and bridges. But cit...

Dems: Stimulus Money Needs To Be Spent Faster

CNN Political Ticker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A leading congressional Democrat and Republican both expressed disappointment Sunday with the pace of the government's economic stimulus program, but ...

Some Hard-Hit States Get Less Stimulus Money

Wall Street Journal | LOUISE RADNOFSKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some of the states worst hit by the recession are getting far less federal economic-stimulus money per person than states faring better. Nevada, wh...

States Failing At Stimulus Accountability

The Huffington Post | Laura Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before taking office, President-elect Barack Obama promised that when it comes to stimulus spending, "every American will be able to hold Washington a...

The Day My Union Died

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Danziger

Our strike wasn't about us teachers asking for better health care or more money, we were going to protest Cortine's decision to hold back funds allotted for education.

Sanford Gives In On Stimulus, Will Seek Funds For South Carolina

McClatchy | James Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Mark Sanford will comply with a midnight Friday stimulus deadline and become the last governor in the nation to seek millions of dollars in feder...

Alaska Legislators Going Around Palin To Get Stimulus Funds

Anchorage Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Top Alaska legislators said Tuesday they're likely to accept at least most of the federal economic stimulus money that Gov. Sarah Palin did not....

Bobby Jindal To Reject $98 Million In Stimulus Funds

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a budget proposal released Friday afternoon, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal indicated he is only rejecting $98 million of the federal stimulus funds d...

America's Restored Funding to UNFPA Sends Strong Message to Women Worldwide

Thoraya Ahmed Obaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thoraya Ahmed Obaid

As the head of UNFPA for the past eight years, I have traveled the world and can tell you that the issues of women's rights and reproductive health have in the past been egregiously neglected by the international community.

Anger Rises Among Unemployed Over Govs Who Want To Reject Stimulus Funds

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As governors in nine states, mostly in the South, consider rejecting millions of dollars in federal stimulus money for increased unemployment insuranc...

Jindal Signals He May Refuse Stimulus Money For Louisiana

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate, has suggested his state may not be interested in all of the roughly $4 b...