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GOP Congressman Skipping Obama's Jobs Speech, Calls President 'Idiotic'

Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

House Republican Joe Walsh, a Tea Party favorite from Illinois, will not be attending President Barack Obama's Sept. 8 jobs speech, the Chicago Tribun...

Lila Shapiro

U.S. Adds Zero New Jobs In August

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy added no new jobs in August as the unemployment rate stayed steady at 9.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday,...

Time Set For Obama's Jobs Speech

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The tiff over the timing of President Barack Obama's jobs speech to Congress offers little hope that Republicans and the White Hous...

Congressional Progressive Caucus Gives Obama Two Suggestions For Jobs

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

The co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus issued a letter to President Barack Obama Thursday, asking him to consider two proposals as he p...

Sam Stein

Obama Jobs Plan: 'Innovative Infrastructure Ideas' And Sector-Specific Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has thus far remained coy regarding the content of the president's high-profile jobs speech, with White House P...

Jason Linkins

Reflections On The Great Scheduling War Of 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.01.2011 | Media

In the end, what did we learn from the Great Logistical Kerfuffle of 2011? Well, we've been reminded that everyone in politics and the media is as thin-skinned and as petty as they ever were.

Sam Stein

White House Report: Unemployment Rate Above 6 Percent Until 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A series of sharp spending battles and a wave of new tax receipts have improved the nation's long-term fiscal outlook, a new report by t...

Businesses Increasingly Pessimistic About Future Economic Conditions

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

Optimism for the American economy continues to evaporate, even as President Obama readies a supposedly major jobs plan to be unveiled in a speech befo...

Sam Stein

White House Gives In: Obama To Address Congress Thursday Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a vacuous back-and-forth over whether or not the president would be invited to address a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, S...

Sam Stein

UPDATE: Boehner Asks Obama To Delay Major Jobs Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Upping the stakes of his push for a major jobs plan, President Barack Obama asked House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majorit...

Obama Administration To Unveil Mortgage Relief Program

Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

By Margaret Chadbourn WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is considering unveiling new plans next week to revive the ailing housing market a...

Progressives Ask Obama To 'Go Big' With Jobs Plan

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

Sixty-seven major progressive organizations have penned an open letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to "go big" as he prepares a new jobs pla...

Sam Stein

Obama To Call For Extension Of Transportation Funds Currently Set To Expire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of an effort to spur additional job creation, the Obama administration will push Congress to keep surface transportation spendin...

Arthur Delaney

Obama's New Top Economist: Long-Term Jobless Snooze More, Seek Jobs Less

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Obama Tackles Veterans Benefits, Honors '9/11 Generation'

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS — Recalling "those awful attacks," President Barack Obama saluted the 9/11 generation of veterans Tuesday and publicly relished the ...

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

Little Data To Recommend Jobs Program Eyed By White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

The Georgia Department of Labor has said that within three months of participating in a voluntary job training program, nearly two-thirds of trainees ...

Poll Has Bad News For Obama

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Americans' views on the economy have dimmed this summer. But so far, the growing pessimism doesn't seem to be taking a toll on Pres...

Arthur Delaney

White House Jobs Plan Might Let Businesses Try Out Unemployed Workers For Free

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

CBO: U.S. Is 'Facing Profound Challenges'

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After months of unrelieved gloom and discord, Congress and President Barack Obama are starting to make a dent in the federal budget...

Obama Talks With Warren Buffett, Ford CEO In Preparation For Jobs Speech

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

In preparation for a major jobs address to be delivered after Labor Day, President Obama spoke on the phone with Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire ...

Laura Bassett

Obama Jobs Plan Meets Early Resistance From Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Maxine Waters: 'The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell'

Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) had some harsh words for the Tea Party at a forum in Inglewood, California Saturday. With California's jobless rate n...

Elijah Cummings: Obama Needs To 'Fight Harder' For Black Community

Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), responding to the high unemployment rates in the black community, said that African-Americans feel President Barack Obam...

Obama Pushes For Action On Jobs

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. — President Barack Obama says members of Congress should put country before politics, set aside their differences and find...