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Sam Stein

Unemployed Americans Increasingly Frustrated With Congressional Inaction

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Senate Democrats fell just one vote short of advancing a bill to restore long-term unemployment insurance last Thursday, Russ Holto...

Sam Stein

Sunday Shows Go Dark On Expired Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This past week, two bills to extend unemployment benefits failed to clear filibusters in the U.S. Senate. Lawmakers are back in the...

Michael McAuliff

Hospitals Balk At Being Used As A 'Piggybank' For Jobless Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hospitals are getting angry at being used as a funding source for other priorities, this time to pay for extending emergency unemploymen...

Congress Should Restore Federal Jobless Benefits

Chad Stone | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Chad Stone

Congress can redress a serious problem that it created last month by quickly enacting legislation, from Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Dean Heller (R-N...

HOPELESS: Congress Leaving Unemployed Out In The Cold

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter, Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Note to the 1.3 million Americans wondering if Congress will cut off their unemployment benefits at year-end: It's hopeless. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore...

Mapping the Impact of Letting Emergency Jobless Benefits Expire

William Chen | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
William Chen

As we've written, most recently yesterday, the economy hasn't yet recovered enough to pull the plug on federal emergency unemployment compensation (EU...

Sam Stein

Unemployment Insurance To Be Extended, $30 Billion Cost Won't Be Offset

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the remaining sticking points holding up a fiscal cliff deal appears to have been resolved, as negotiators have decided to extend...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Workers Now Facing Unemployment Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

Jim Gibbons of Green Oak Township, Mich., hopes he has a job next month. He works for the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, which just pink-slip...

Arthur Delaney

Republican Leaders Quietly Support Unemployment Reauthorization

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the second year in a row, Congress must decide during the holiday season whether to renew federal jobless benefits for people out of...

University Of Iowa Assistant Professor Resigns Following Assault Conviction

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

University of Iowa assistant professor Toshiki Itoh resigned from his post after a two-and-a-half year stint on paid leave -- which was prompted by ac...

Iowa Athlete Arrested In Champagne Bottle Attack

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

University of Iowa senior and high jumper for the track and field team Graham C. Valdes, 22, was charged with assault causing bodily injury after he a...

University Of Iowa Professor May Get Fired For Sending 'Prejudiced' E-mails

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

University of Iowa professor Malik Juweid faces losing his tenure after sending at least 27 e-mails this year subjecting colleagues to "personal vilif...

Works Progress Administration II

Bevis Longstreth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bevis Longstreth

The labor crisis we face today is every bit as threatening to worker spirit and morale as the one that confronted Roosevelt when he took office. UI is not enough. The president must press Congress for WPA II.

Republicans Have Forsaken Any Claim to "Fiscal Responsibility"

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

While desperately poor families are forgoing Christmas this year Republicans fought tooth-and-nail for a gilded gift basket of income tax cuts worth $120 billion for America's super-rich.

Weekly Audit: Tax Cuts for the Rich Extended

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Tax Cuts for the Rich ExtendedBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger Congressional Republicans and the White House struck an ...

Is That a Green Bean in the Napkin?

Donna Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donna Norton

Moms are good at sniffing out trickery. So when some of our leaders tell us they can afford to extend tax cuts for the rich, but can't afford to continue unemployment benefits for millions of families, we're a bit suspicious.

Weekly Audit: Millions of Americans Could Lose Unemployment Benefits

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Millions of Americans Could Lose Unemployment BenefitsEditor's Note: Happy Thanksgiving from the Media Consortium! This week, we aren't ...

The Unemployed Thrown Under the Bus

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Unemployed Become a Political Football GOP hysteria throws goodness, and American families, under the bus. (cross posted to OtherWords) --------------...

Arthur Delaney

Twenty One Days Since Congress Allowed Extended Unemployment Benefits To Lapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congress has had a hard time lately finding the will to help the poor, the old and the jobless. It's been a full three weeks since lawmakers failed ...

Stimulus Shifts To Reverse -- Where Is The Congress?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF. The stimulus is running ou...

Arthur Delaney

200,000 To Lose Unemployment Benefits This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 200,000 laid-off workers will prematurely lose their unemployment benefits this week thanks to Kentucky Republican Sen. Jim Bunning's surly ...

Arthur Delaney

Jim Bunning Repeatedly Blocks Unemployment Benefits Extension, Tells Dem 'Tough Shit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Updated below: The Senate has now recessed for the weekend without taking action. Jim Bunning, a Republican from Kentucky, is single-handedly blockin...