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Obama Stimulus Plan

White House Releases Stimulus Benefit Estimate For Illinois

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Yesterday, the White House released a fact-sheet detailing the "immediate, tangible impacts" of President Obama's economicy recovery package in all 50...

Obama To Meet With Moderate Senators, Aim To Cut Stimulus

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama will meet today with leaders of a bipartisan group of moderate senators working now on bringing down the overall cost of the stimulus ...

Stimulate Me!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Experts seem relatively unified, if such a thing is possible, on the issue of direct economic stimulus to every taxpayer. They're against it.

Our God That Failed

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

The high doctrine of Economic Correctness of the Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Bush years is as bankrupt as Soviet Communism. It is all but officially dead. Why then are the president's economic advisers paid to prop it up?

The Truth About the Stimulus Package

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Until other countries are willing to do their share to stimulate the global economy, the Obama administration is right to lift our boat first.

Arianna and Richard Quest Discuss Obama's Stimulus Plan

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Arianna and Richard Quest joined host Rick Sanchez on "CNN Newsroom" to discuss Obama's stimulus plan. Watch the full segment below. ...

Senate Republicans: Please Help

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

While conservatives would have us think that the crisis we're in is a fluke, the reality is that we have all been standing on the curb of opportunity for far too long as prosperity passed us by.

Ryan Grim

House Republicans Want Senate Colleagues To Block Stimulus

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans are pushing their Senate colleagues to stand unanimously against President Obama's stimulus package, as they themselves did in the l...

Peaceful Revolution: Investing in Our Human Infrastructure

Riane Eisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Riane Eisler

The Real Wealth of our Nation is Its People Over half a million people lost their jobs last month. There's no question we need a job-creation plan. T...

Dems Drop Anti-Smoking, STD Prevention From Stimulus

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats have dropped two controversial spending programs in the Senate economic stimulus bill: $75 million dollars for anti-smoking programs,...

Let's Talk About Jobs, Baby

Johnathon Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Johnathon Briggs

Congress should approve the $400 million in prevention funding so that we can stop talking about sex and start improving the health of all Americans-- not just the ones we morally agree with.

Whiplash: Conservatives Play Politics with Stimulus Spending

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Republicans demonstrated that they will adapt to whatever philosophy they find most tactically useful in blocking their political opponent -- the new president.

Stimulus Package Set To Grow In Senate, Could Reach 1 Trillion

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A push in the Senate to expand business-tax cuts and infrastructure spending in the economic-stimulus plan making its way through Congress poses a cha...

Obama & Bipartisanship: It Takes Five to Tango

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

This endless loop of partisan "we won, you lost" attitudes, exhibited by both political parties, is exactly what has alienated so much of the American electorate for such a long time.

Auto Dealers Critical to U.S. Economy

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

While the manufacturers have been given most, if not, all the attention, the reality is if your local auto dealers don't survive and prosper the manufacturers will have no need to build product.

Liberal Groups Profit From GOP's Resistance To Stimulus

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whatever you think of the politics of it, the House GOP's decision to oppose President Obama's stimulus package en masse has been awfully good for the...

Will The Stimulus Do the Job? What Should we Do?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

We have to recognize we do not live in a perfect world or a world of our choosing. There is no question that the government must act. But how -- and what is the likely impact?

Stimulus Package: If You Jump Halfway Across a Chasm You Fall Into the Abyss

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

If we are going to spend two trillion dollars (and most likely more) trying to deal with the economic crisis, shouldn't we do it right?

Obama says differences shouldn't delay stimulus

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday that "very modest differences" over a massive package to revive the economy should not delay its...

Obama To Outline New Bailout Strategy In The Coming Days

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Saturday promised to lower mortgage costs, offer job-creating loans for small businesses, get credit flow...

The 200 Million Dollar Question

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Republicans staged a temper tantrum last week over spending $200 million on contraceptive coverage. It turns out such a request wasn't even included in the stimulus.

Why Contraception Saves Money and Prevents Abortion

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

While I respect the opinions of those who oppose abortion, I do not understand why those same leaders would then oppose policies proven to reduce abortions.

House GOP Tries to Raise Money Off Opposing Economic Help for Everyone Else

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Republicans still have done nothing to accept responsibility for their own conservative failures. Their proposed alternative is literally more of the same Bush tax cuts that helped create the current mess.

GOP Rep: We Can't Be "The Party Of No"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an editorial in Politico, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor says that Republicans can't simply be the "no" party. At a moment when the country nee...

Republicans in the House Are Behaving Like the Collapse of Bush's Policies Never Happened

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

While Republicans are free to oppose Obama's solutions to the financial mess if they think they have better ideas, merely advocating the old failed policies should not be tolerated.