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Obama Jobs Plan

Arthur Delaney

Obama's New Top Economist: Long-Term Jobless Snooze More, Seek Jobs Less | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Alan Krueger, the Princeton economist recruited to lead President Obama's economics team just before the president is set to announce a ...

He Should Go Big! Small! Deep! Long!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The chatter of the day is whether the president's jobs plan should be big and ambitious or small and politically pragmatic.

Obama's Jobs Plan Faces High Hurdles

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Hamstrung by budget cuts and a tight debt ceiling, President Barack Obama is preparing a September...

Arthur Delaney

White House Jobs Plan Might Let Businesses Try Out Unemployed Workers For Free | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of a forthcoming jobs package, the Obama administration is considering a program that would let businesses train jobless workers...

Laura Bassett

Obama Jobs Plan Meets Early Resistance From Republicans | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics

Following a few dismal weeks on Wall Street and talk of a double-dip recession, President Obama will soon announce a new jobs plan that is expected to...

The President's Bold Jobs Bill (Maybe)

Robert Reich | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

What would a bold jobs bill from the president look like? Here are the ten components I'd recommend.

What? Another Department of Jobs?

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

One of the trial balloons currently being floated is that the president will announce a new Department of Jobs. This has got to be a joke. Don't we already have two of those?

Obama Sets Sights On Rural America To Talk Jobs

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Trading Washington's hot house for states critical to his re-election prospects, President Barack Obama is headed to the Midwest after a...

Why the President Doesn't Present a Bold Plan to Create Jobs and Jumpstart the Economy

Robert Reich | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

President Obama is being badly advised. The magnitude of the current jobs and growth crisis demands a boldness and urgency that's utterly lacking.

Obama Pushes Proposals Geared Toward Job Growth

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to put politics aside when lawmakers return from their recess in September and pass a...

Out Of Amo To Boost Jobs: Analysis

Alister Bull and Jonathan Spicer | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK By Alister Bull and Jonathan Spicer – The United States has a jobs problem and there's not a lot President Barack Obama or F...

Looking For Jobs In All The Wrong Places

Dan Rather | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business
Dan Rather

In Washington, business leaders and lawmakers have been pushing to ease visa rules and caps. And across the country, high-tech workers -- both foreign and domestic -- are seeing the notion of job security give way to a brutal contest of survival.

Of Snake Oil, Puff Balls, and the Need for a Real Jobs Plan From the President

Robert Reich | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

If the choice for salvaging the American economy is between Republican snake oil and the puff ball proposals of the president's CEO-laden jobs council, America will be in deeper and deeper trouble. And so will the president.

Obama Concedes Economy Isn't Producing Enough Jobs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he's pleased with healthier job growth, but concedes the economy isn't producing enough jobs to accommo...

Top Dems Throw Cold Water On Obama Jobs Plan

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democratic leaders are already writing off President Barack Obama's $50 billion infrastructure proposal, saying that GOP opposition will likely ...

Congress, Get To Work: America Needs Jobs

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Crossposted from OurFuture.Org "I have worked all my life." It's something that's true of many Americans, whether employed or unemployed. Bu...

Obama's Modest Jobs Proposal

Faye Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Faye Anderson

President Barack Obama unveiled his jobs package last week. His proposal includes more of the same: more money to the states for fiscal stabilization, more weatherization initiatives, more infrastructure spending.

Obama Jobs Speech: Help For Small Businesses, Transportation, Energy-Efficient Homes

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called for a major new burst of federal spending Tuesday, perhaps $150 billion or more, aiming to jolt the w...

Obama increases jobs goal to 3 million

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama has increased his employment goal with the nation's economic outlook worsening, seeking to create or s...