February

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Republican hypocrisy on Recovery Act runs rampant

Not on single Republican voted to pass President Obama's economic recovery act in February 2009, but now they are all trying to get a piece of it.

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Obama’s nuclear power plan assailed as costly and misguided

President Obama's announcement of $8 billion in loan guarantees for two new nuclear reactors has drawn virtually unanimous opposition from environmental groups.

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Desperate times in America: selling food stamps to pay bills

With high unemployment appearing to be a permanent part of the economic picture, the long-term poor are turning to increasingly desperate measures to survive.

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‘Focus on jobs, jobs and more jobs’

Congress and the president must take swift and bold steps to stop the jobs crisis in this country, a coalition of labor and civil rights organizations told reporters on a conference call Feb. 19th.

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Recovery Act success stimulates the push for job creation

Reports released this week show that Republican claims that the stimulus was a failure are dead wrong.

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Jobs crisis spotlighted at monument built by WPA

DALLAS - At a Robert E. Lee memorial built by the New Deal's WPA government jobs program, an NAACP leader and others called for federal action on jobs.

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It’s an unemployment crisis, not a deficit crisis

Extension of jobless benefits is delayed again in the Senate, while conservatives push spending freezes and tax breaks for the rich.

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Senate moving toward smaller jobs bill

The jobs bill now being drafted in the Senate, only half the size of the one passed by the House in December, is "not enough."