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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Obama Fulfilling Commitment to Rural America

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Shriver

Just like Obama is looking for new industries, like green technology, to drive the economic recovery, innovative 21st century solutions can be the force behind revitalized rural education.

Over 1,000 Kansas Public Safety Jobs Saved by Recovery Act

Mike Nellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Nellis

Public safety programs have been hit hard both on the local and state levels because of the national recession. But, thanks to the Recovery Act, over 1,000 public safety jobs have been saved.

Failing the Stimulus

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The stimulus package worked to make life better for "victims of the recession." What is disappointing is that the programs politicians had the most say in are the most flawed.

Why Washington Needs to Keep Its Eye On the Cloud

Sean Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Donahue

Recognizing the power of cloud computing would create jobs, promote innovation and help organizations of all sizes become more competitive.

Realigning The Third Wheel

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

While the stimulus package directed $140 billion to state governments, the recovery act sent very little money directly to cities, which would generate longer-term dividends for federalism.

Obama's Economy

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

If the TARP banks are to be a main investment vehicle for the next stage of recovery -- as they should be, it is after all our money not theirs -- it is heartening to have Obama at the helm.

Cancer Research and the Stimulus

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Sawyers

Rsearchers, although grateful for the TARP money, say what's needed is a long-term financial commitment without the shackles of spending deadlines and separate accounting for federal funding.

Is The Third Time The Charm?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The dismal unemployment report released last week inspired renewed interest in a second economic stimulus, and economists, from Krugman to Feldstein, have led the charge for another injection.

We Could Get the Third Stimulus Wrong

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

The need for federal aid for states is indisputable. But there are better ways to target stimulus funds than with a grant program like General Revenue Sharing.

Want A Successful Stimulus? Reactivate Obama's Grassroots Operation in Cities

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Why not set up stimulus accountability outposts of the White House in cities? Obama came into office with a metro mandate and now is the time to claim it.

Getting Steamy About the Administration's Unrequited Love

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

America's mayors, as Politico puts its, are "steamed" about the White House's decision to pull hundreds of administration officials out of last weeken...

HUD Secretary Demands 'Right Kind of Ownership'

Alexander Heffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Heffner

In a change of tone from the Bush years, Donovan wants Americans to "get back to the basics," in terms of measuring "successful housing outcomes for families."

Federal ARRA Funds Keep Kids Learning and Adults Working During Summer

Ron Fairchild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Fairchild

The bottom line is that middle-class kids often have the opportunity to take part in meaningful summer activities that promote learning; poor kids usually do not.

Louisiana House Unknowingly Votes To Override Gov. Jindals's Stimulus Rejection

AP | Melinda Deslatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The Louisiana House unanimously agreed to override Gov. Bobby Jindal's rejection of $98 million in federal stimulus dollars t...

Blacks and Latinos Barely Afloat During Recession: With High Rates of Unemployment, Obama's Recovery Plan Not Enough

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

In order to cut the unemployment rate in those communities to the projected national rate of 6.5 percent, an additional 1.7 million jobs would have to be created and go directly to Blacks and Latinos by 2010.

Let's Honor Mothers Every Day

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

This weekend, families all across America will be thanking mothers for the sacrifices they make -- something we should remember long after the cards are opened and the flowers are put in vases.

Arthur Delaney

Stimulus Blunted By State Budget Shortfalls: Study | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new report finds that a keystone of the Obama administration's effort to end the recession -- the $787 billion stimulus package -- will be significa...

Federal Bailout Won't Make A Dent in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Problems

Brooke-Sidney Gavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brooke-Sidney Gavins

The Delta, which provides water to nearly two-thirds of all Californians and is suffering from a three year drought, may not have a federal bailout after all.

At Sea Without a Compass: Chart a New Course for Education Reform

Karen Symms Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Symms Gallagher

The federal government needs to call a public advisory committee, comprised of representatives from every stakeholder group that cares about what is happening in public schools.

The 40-Year-Old Stimulus

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

It seems almost ridiculous, or at least unnecessary, to talk about "demonstrable" results (let alone successes) from Bush's 2008 package when the economy has so visibly deteriorated since its passage.

Arthur Delaney

Caterpillar Joins With Progressives, Disses The Stimulus As Too Small | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In February, President Obama made a trip to a Caterpillar factory in Peoria, Illinois, where he said his economic stimulus plan would allow the constr...

For Earth Day, Consider a Midlife Green Career Switch

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Green careers have surfaced as a major area of interest for people steering toward encore careers. Overall, they are expected to be one of the fastest-growing employment categories in the years ahead.

Incentivize Detroit to Get Efficient

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steve Israel

I want the American auto industry to survive. But I don't want them to survive because of perpetual Congressional life support.

How a Bill Becomes a Job

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

The recovery package is doing exactly what it's supposed to be doing: investing in long-neglected projects; creating jobs; and spurring demand in local economies.

Arthur Delaney

See The Stimulus In Action? Help HuffPost Follow The Money | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In February, we asked HuffPost readers to help us dig through the stimulus bill, and hundreds of readers wrote in with great tips, including the news ...