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Obama Taking His Jobs Plan To The American People

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — His sleeves rolled up and his finger stabbing the air, President Barack Obama pitched his newly unveiled jobs plan with campaign...

A Powerful Obama Speech

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Judging from President Obama's impactful speech this evening, the administration has at long last recognized the severity of America's unemployment crisis and the need for a comprehensive policy response.

WATCH: Highlights From Obama Jobs Speech

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama outlined a new plan from his administration to boost job creation to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. HuffPost...

Republican Presidential Candidates React To Obama Job Speech

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

After President Barack Obama delivered a speech to a joint session of Congress on a new plan from his administration to create jobs, it didn't take lo...

Congress Should Act Now on President's Jobs Plan

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Sebelius

The common sense ideas that President Obama has proposed will provide an immediate spark to our economy. That's why Congress should act quickly to pass the American Jobs Act and send it to the president to sign.

Barack Obama's Job Speech: Them's Fighting Words!

Russell Simmons | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

My challenge to Republicans: get into the game now -- don't wait for the election. You can make your case to the American people without holding them and their aspirations hostage.

Too Little, Too Late: The President's "Big Jobs Speech"

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

When what we really needed was a new vision for America and a clear path forward, what we received instead was a collection of tepid, "been there/done that," short-term fixes. A Band-Aid on a shotgun blast.

Howard Fineman

Obama Puts Passion Into Jobs Speech Rarely Seen In His Presidency | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most presidents kick off their re-election campaigns with a speech on the campaign trail somewhere, or from the Oval Office. President O...

Obama Puts Passion Into Jobs Speech Rarely Seen In His Presidency

Howard Fineman | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Addresses to joint sessions of Congress are supposed to be august, stately and somber affairs, but the president turned his tonight into a raucous and lively mixture of a campaign stump speech and a college-style debate on the floor of the British House of Commons. Friends and foes alike had to wonder watching him tonight: where has that Barack Obama been? The other question, of course, is: Why did it take so long for "Give 'Em Hell, Barry" to appear? And the last question: Is it too late, either to do anything for the economy, or for his own chances?

FULL TEXT: Obama Outlines Jobs Plan In Joint-Congressional Address

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is delivering a speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night on his administration's plan to create jobs and get Ame...

Sam Stein

Obama Jobs Plan: $447 Billion, More Than Half In Tax Cuts, To Be Paid For By Super Committee | Sam Stein | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to stem the tide of poor economic news and boost his falling poll numbers, President Barack Obama proposed a $447 billion jobs pl...

Arthur Delaney

Bridge To Work: Obama's Plan For Long-Term Unemployed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama announced Thursday evening a plan to put the long-term jobless back to work by encouraging states to adopt "Bridge to Wo...

As Obama Prepares Jobs Speech, Low-Earning Americans Gloomy About Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

With the economy slowing to a near-standstill this year, and the prospect of a turnaround appearing increasingly unlikely, Americans' spirits -- parti...

Go With What Works

Joe Sestak | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Joe Sestak

If job creation for Americans is our real goal, and not large companies' bottom line, the data over the past twelve months has sent a strong message: small businesses are the real engine of job growth and should be the focus of any policy to spur job acceleration.

Uphill From Here: Why US Jobs Policy Will Improve

Stephen Kent | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Stephen Kent

Let's hope today goes down in history as the low point of our national debate on jobs, and that it's all uphill from here.

Colo. Man A Guest At Obama’s Jobs Speech

Posted 11.08.2011 | Denver

President Barack Obama has invited more than 20 guests from across various industries to attend his highly anticipated speech to the nation on jobs. O...

Amanda Terkel

House GOP's Talking Points On Obama's Jobs Speech | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are circulating talking points in advance of President Barack Obama's jobs speech to Congress, urging their members to...

Robert Reich: Obama Must Be More Aggressive With Republicans

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

JOHNSTON, Iowa — Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich says President Barack Obama needs to be more aggressive in confronting Republicans and shou...

LIVE UPDATS: Obama Outlines Jobs Plan

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is delivering a speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night to outline a new plan from his administration to create...

Sam Stein

Obama's 2008 Economists: 'If You Aren't Going To Do Something Real, Don't Do It' | Sam Stein | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are many seminal moments in the course of a presidency. For a cadre of President Barack Obama's economic backers and political boo...

Jennifer Bendery

'The President Is Coming At Our Invitation' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that his Republican colleagues "ought to be respectful" and attend President Barack Ob...

Boldness on Jobs Policy

Bevis Longstreth | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Bevis Longstreth

"Boldness" is the rage among pundits advising the president on his speech this evening. Yet White House leaks suggest that his prescription for this central malady of the nation will not deserve to be so named.

Reagan Would Not Be Invited to the GOP Tea Party

Karl Frisch | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

At this Wednesday night's debate between 2012 Republican White House hopefuls, the former movie actor and president was name-dropped like a top Hollywood agent during awards season.

Trade Pacts Obama Is Flacking in Jobs Plan Would Increase Trade Deficit Say Government Studies

Lori Wallach | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Whatever one thinks about the idea of "free trade," the federal government's own studies predict that FTAs with Korea, Colombia and Panama would increase the U.S. trade deficit.

What I Want to Hear From My President

Sheila Crowley | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics
Sheila Crowley

I am one of many Americans who hope that President Obama will offer real job creating solutions when he speaks to the nation after Labor Day. I am hop...