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Obama Stimulus

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?

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 ...

Sam Stein

The Stimulus Defenders Speak

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been called a Christmas tree of spending, a sop to liberal priorities, and a Democratic power-grab in the guise of an economic recovery package. ...

Stimulus: Dems Don't Have The Votes To Pass

AP/Huffington Post | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The cost of President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan is now above $900 billion after the Senate added money for medical research and tax breaks...

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.

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...

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.

EU Warns Obama Over Stimulus

Times Online | Rory Watson, Brussels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The European Union warned the United States today that attempts to enshrine "Buy America" conditions in the country's economic rescue package could fu...

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.

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?

Sam Stein

Obama White House Losing Patience On Stimulus

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Underscoring the reality that GOP opposition to the stimulus seems firmly entrenched, the Obama administration mounted a more aggressive stance in fav...

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,...

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.

Sam Stein

Stimulus Spin War: Obama To Go On Media Offensive

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is slated to sit down with the five major television news networks tomorrow, a media play that is almost certain to be part of a broader ...

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...

Sam Stein

Barney Frank: You Wanna Talk About Spending, How About Iraq?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the public debate over the stimulus package, Democrats have found themselves largely on the defensive -- forced, at first, to explain the inclusion...

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.

Thomas B. Edsall

The Very Strange Bedfellows Of The Stimulus Package

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the biggest winners in the $825 billion Economic Stimulus Bill moving through Congress is the "hard hat lobby," the alliance known as the Buy A...

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.

Sam Stein

Organizing For America Takes First Action For Obama Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Organizing for America, the campaign apparatus left over from Barack Obama's presidential run, sent out its first call to action on Friday in support ...

Sam Stein

Obama Wins Stimulus Support From Republican Governors

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is, in fact, significant bipartisan support for Barack Obama's recovery package -- at least beyond the halls of Congress. In recent days, some ...

Sam Stein

Claire McCaskill Lays Down Law On CEO Compensation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill has delivered a sharp threat to the wallets of corporate executives who took large compensation packages even as their companies...

Rethinking the Stimulus

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Measures included in the stimulus bill should be the beginnings of a new policy regime that works to include more Americans in the middle class, not a passing reprieve in a time of economic gloom.

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.