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Unemployment Benefits Expire

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...

Congress Picked An Historically Bad Time To Kill Unemployment Benefits

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

The current U.S. Congress just keeps racking up the superlatives: Not only is it the worst Congress in history, it is also the cruelest Congress to un...

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...

Why Republicans Have No Ideas About Mass Unemployment

New York | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics

Last Saturday, the extension of unemployment benefits originally passed at the outset of the economic crisis expired. The position of Democrats in Was...

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...

Over A Million Americans Will Get A Harrowing Jolt On Saturday

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a...