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Obama Presses Republicans On Jobless Benefits

Washington (United States) (AFP) – President Barack Obama made an emotional, moral and economic case for extending long term unemployment benefits on Tuesday, kicking off his first skirmish of the year with Republicans. The spat over prolonging the lifeline to 1.3 million Americans, among millions more also looking for work, represents the first political test […]

January 7, 2014

Poll: Huge Majority Favor Extending Unemployment Benefits

Congressional Republicans could face an electoral backlash if they fail to renew Emergency Unemployment Compensation, according to a Hart Research Associates poll released Thursday. The poll, which was conducted on behalf of the National Employment Law Project, finds that 55 percent of American voters believe Congress should maintain federal unemployment benefits. Just 34 percent believe […]

December 27, 2013