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Two Important New Studies: Spending = Jobs

Michael Tomasky - Newsweek/Daily Beast special correspondent is also editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.

[important]Two Important New Studies: Spending = Jobs[/important] >by Michael Tomasky Jul 6, 2012 12:25 PM EDT It’s going to be impossible for Obama and the Democrats to say what I’m about to write here and get any traction with it, so just to be clear, I know that going in. The political discourse is built […]

Spotlight: S.Sanghoee -The Case for Barack Obama

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[important]The Case for Barack Obama[/important] >by Sanjay Sanghoee |Huff Post Politics| Posted: 06/11/2012 1:09 pm | A lot of people, including myself, are writing about why Mitt Romney is not fit to be president but it struck me that very few people are actually writing about why Barack Obama deserves a second term. Is it […]

A New Glass Ceiling? Why African-American Politicians Face an Uphill Battle for Senate Seats and Governorships

Black Politicians

>By Joshua Holland | March 20, 2012 | AlterNet | It looks like we will have zero African-Americans elected as a Senator or Governor — what’s behind the dismal number?  African-Americans make up about 12 percent of the population of the United States, and around 10 percent of the House of Representatives. But only 4 percent of the […]

Employment Rose Surprisingly, But Obama Needs a Stronger Plan to Maintain Growth

Obama moving forward

>By Isaiah J. Poole | Sourced from Campaign for America’s Future |Posted at February 3, 2012, 7:07 am |[Good news and we're still moving forward! Great!]  President Obama today will go to a fire house in the Virginia suburbs of Washington to tout his plan to promote hiring of veterans as first responders. It’s a program that […]

From Resurrection City To The Occupy Movement

Poor Peoples Campaign Flyer

>By Isaiah J. Poole | January 13, 2012 – 5:15pm ET |CFAF| “We could use a massive, dramatic confrontation on behalf of the more than 27 million who are unemployed or underemployed today,” I wrote one year ago. “The spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. would certainly be in its midst.” Little did I know […]

Obama to offer tax ideas to spur investment

President Obama Insourcing Meeting

>By Matt Spetalnick and Caren Bohan | WASHINGTON | Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:49pm EST | (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, under election-year pressure to show voters he is tackling high unemployment, said on Wednesday he will soon roll out new tax proposals to encourage U.S. companies to keep jobs at home instead of outsourcing […]

Dems Fire Back At GOP Proposals To Drug Test Jobless: ‘You Pee In The Cup’

Pee in the cup!

>Arthur Delaney | Posted: 1/7/12 11:12 AM ET Updated: 1/7/12 11:32 AM ET | The past year has seen an unprecedented wave of Republican bills to drug test the poor and jobless. It also saw a smaller wave of Democratic bills that said in response, “No, you pee in the cup.” One of the most […]

CBO Finds Democratic Plans Create More Jobs: News of the Day

CBO Finds Democratic Plans Create More Jobs: News of the Day Nov 16, 2011 Issues: Labor, Jobs and Job Training | IF YOU LIKE THIS ARTICLE, PRESS LIKE, COMMENT AND SHARE! |   In testimony before the Sentate Budget Commitee Tuesday, Doug Elemndorf, the director of the Congressional Budget Office, testified that Democratic proposals to jumpstart […]

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