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Obama pitches jobs plan

Obama pitches jobs plan

Wasting no time, President Barack Obama is pitching to the public his $447 billion jobs program of tax cuts and new spending after bluntly telling Congress to “stop the political…

Can Michelle Bachmann jump start her fading campaign?

Can Michelle Bachmann jump start her fading campaign?

Republican Michele Bachmann‘s presidential campaign fell just as quickly as it rose. Now, she’s looking to Iowa — at the expense of other early voting states — to get back…

Perry, Romney go after each other in GOP debate

Perry, Romney go after each other in GOP debate

Quick to tangle, Republican presidential rivals Rick Perry and Mitt Romney sparred vigorously over job creation and Social Security Wednesday night in a feisty campaign debate that marked a contentious…

Perry, Romney both twist facts in debate

Perry, Romney both twist facts in debate

When Mitt Romney and Rick Perry thumped their chests over their job-creation records as governor during the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night, they left the bad parts out. Yes, employment…

GOP debate ramps up jobs pressure on Obama

GOP debate ramps up jobs pressure on Obama

The Republican presidential debate made two things clear: The 2012 contest is focused more than ever on jobs, and the GOP field is led by two men who can make…

Can Obama salvage his failed Presidency?

Can Obama salvage his failed Presidency?

With millions of Americans out of work and out of patience, President Barack Obama is going before a skeptical Congress to pitch an economic plan aimed at creating jobs urgently…

Congress returns to face the same old fights

Congress returns to face the same old fights

Fights large and small await Congress as it gets back to business, with jobs and budget cuts topping a contentious agenda that also includes a lengthy roster of lower-profile but…

Perry suddenly remembers he’s still governor of Texas

Perry suddenly remembers he’s still governor of Texas

Call it a leadership test in real time. Rick Perry left the presidential campaign trail this week to dash back to Texas, where wildfires have devoured more than 1,000 homes…

Will a leaking economy sink Obama?

Will a leaking economy sink Obama?

President Barack Obama faces a long re-election campaign having all but given up on the economy rebounding in any meaningful way before November 2012. His own budget office predicts unemployment…

Labor faces new reality with little help from Obama

Labor faces new reality with little help from Obama

In the early days of the Obama administration, organized labor had grand visions of pushing through a sweeping agenda that would help boost sagging membership and help revive union strength.…