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Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Benefits Lapse Means Less Help For The Newly Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If Alonzo Rogers had lost his job with a trade show company in June 2008, he would have been eligible for nearly two years of unemployment benefits, t...

The Top 10 Reasons Congress Needs to Stand Tall on Stimulus

Chad Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chad Stone

"Most striking is the sense of political paralysis in both chambers and an almost visceral hunkering down in the face of the tough choices ahead," Pol...

Arthur Delaney

No Clear Path Forward After Jobs Bill Fails Again In Senate | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Deficit concerns once again trumped jobless aid in the Senate as Republicans, a lone Democrat and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) on Thursday evening def...

Ryan Grim

The K Street Kickback: The Giveaway That Reid Stripped From The Jobs Bill | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The GOP is outraged that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) spiked the bipartisan jobs bill unveiled on Thursday, dropping some of its major p...

Senator Thune's Response to Center's Report Doesn't Hold Up

James R. Horney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James R. Horney

Thune argues that the large cut in budget authority he proposes for FY 2010 wouldn't impair the functioning of the federal government because agencies could spread out its effects over several years. This is incorrect.

How Much Job Creation Is Enough? (Hint: Add a Zero) - Part 2

Stephen Kent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Kent

It's currently unclear whether President Obama's lobbying to get a new jobs bill through the Senate will prove successful. But assuming it does, and ...

How Much Job Creation Is Enough? (Hint: Add a Zero) - Part 1

Stephen Kent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Kent

The May jobs report illustrates the mismatch between the magnitude of our unemployment problem and the incremental policy levers Washington is pulling...

Arthur Delaney

Senate Won't Pass Urgent Jobs Bill Until Next Week | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate will not approve a bill to reauthorize several expired domestic aid programs, including extended jobless benefits for the long-term unemplo...

Jobs We Can Believe In

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deepak Bhargava

On the 75th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration, we would do well to remember the notions of mutual responsibility and community values that underpinned its overwhelming success.

Dan Froomkin

Mark Thoma, Economist Who Pushed For Jobs Bills, Gives Up | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mark Thoma, an economics professor at the University of Oregon who has long urged Congress to take aggressive steps to reduce unemployment, announced ...

We Still Need a Robust Jobs Bill

Chad Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chad Stone

As David Leonhardt explains in today's New York Times, Congress shouldn't let the need for long-term deficit reduction prevent it from passing a jobs ...

Of 'Epic Foolishness' and Epic Fails

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Much like the invisible damage from the oil in the Gulf, our current crises are representative of the damage done by a poison that seeped into American politics decades ago.

Ryan Grim

Pelosi: House Will Pass COBRA Subsidies, State Aid | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Tuesday that the House would return to the debate over COBRA subsidies and aid to state governments when Congr...

Weekly Audit: Why Democrats Must Focus on Jobs Now

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger The job market in its worst state since the Great Depression and is putting tremendous strain on millions of...

Reid, Pelosi: Nobody's To Blame For Jobs Bill Failure

Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday that nobody is to blame for Congress's failure to pass the unemployment extensions bill this week. "I don't thi...

Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney

Deficit Eclipses Jobs In Congress: 'Nickel-And-Diming The Most Fragile People' | Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Late on Thursday evening, Democrats were arguing on the House floor over the size of a jobs bill that was two days overdue for a vote when word starte...

Business, Blue Dogs Blocking Passage of Jobs Bill, Taxing Wall Street

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Labor groups, including the AFL-CIO, are joining with House Democrats to back an ambitious bill that could save or create one million jo...

Arthur Delaney

Dems Scale Back 'Jobs' Bill To Appease Deficit Hawks; Hawks Still Not Appeased | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even after Democratic leadership scaled back its bill to reauthorize several domestic aid programs, reducing its impact on the federal budget deficit ...

On Jobs and Teacher Bills, Some Democrats Ignore Economics and Politics 101

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The GOP has done a good job promoting the "deficits are out of control" narrative. But Dems should realize that failure to pass measures that create jobs poses a much graver political danger to members -- and economic danger to the country.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood: "We've Made Some Progress, But We Need to Do More"

Cynthia Gordy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cynthia Gordy

Since signing the Recovery Act last year, President Barack Obama has touted the law's funding for transportation and infrastructure as an efficient wa...

Weekly Audit: After Health Care, the Economy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Now that health care reform has finally been enacted, a host of critical economic issues are taking center st...

Friday Talking Points [116] -- Is It Sausage Yet?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If nothing else comes of it, you've got to admit that the health reform movement has given a lot of people a very detailed education about the sausage-making process in Washington.

Obama: Jobs Bill Will Help Small Business Owners

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has said he wants to focus laser-like on the public's top concern: jobs. But the ongoing effort to remake th...

A Green Cure for the Blues

Stephen Cowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen Cowell

Now that it has passed the House of Representatives with flying colors (246 to 161), we are thisclose to making Home Star a reality. This is the plan...

Jobs Bill Clears Senate, Heads To Obama's Desk

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Companies that hire unemployed workers will get a temporary payroll tax holiday under a bill that easily won congressional approval...