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Most Americans Say They’re Worse Off Since Obama Took Office

December 9, 2010

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More than 50 percent of Americans say they are worse off now than they were two years ago when President Barack Obama took office, and two-thirds believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, a Bloomberg National Poll shows. The survey, conducted Dec. 4-7, finds that 51 percent of respondents think their situation has […]

More Health Waivers

December 8, 2010

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The Obama Administration has quietly granted even more waivers to one provision of the new federal health reform law, doubling the number in just the last three weeks to a new total of 222. One of the more recognizable business names included on the newly-expanded list of waivers issued by the feds is that of […]

Killing Bush tax cuts means killing jobs

December 5, 2010

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Newsflash: The unemployment rate jumped to 9.8 percent in November. Backlash: Democrats immediately set to making matters worse. With the Bush tax cuts due to expire on Dec. 31, House and Senate Dems wasted precious hours this week on symbolic votes as they tried to ignite class warfare against Republicans. Sen. Claire McCaskill suggested taxpayers […]

Unemployment increases to 9.8% under Democrats

December 3, 2010

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The U.S. economy added fewer jobs than expected in November and the unemployment rate rose to its highest level since April, indicating the economic recovery remains weak “17 months after the recession ended.” The unemployment rate, which is obtained from a separate household survey, unexpectedly rose to 9.8% last month. More than 15 million people […]

Unemployment extension unlikely; jobless file for last checks

November 30, 2010

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Although the deadline to file for extended unemployment insurance is officially Nov. 30, many jobless have already filed their last claim for benefits. And since lawmakers aren’t likely to extend the deadline anytime soon, many more unemployed Americans will run out of their extended federal benefits in coming weeks. About 2 million people are expected […]

Video – Senator On Lame Duck Session: “it’s all rigged”

November 30, 2010

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A hot microphone caught a conversation between a male and female Senator. “Because — because, it’s all rigged. I mean, the whole conversation is rigged. The fact that we don’t get to discussion before the break about what we’re going to do in the lame duck is just rigged. This stuff’s rigged,” the Senator said. […]

Obama’s Democrats in disarray over expiring tax cuts

November 20, 2010

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President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats in the U.S. Congress, many upset with him for election losses, are in disarray over what to do about tax cuts for millions of Americans that are set to expire on December 31.With time running out and high political and economic stakes, Obama is pushing Democratic leaders to determine if […]