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U.S. President Barack Obama laughs while joking about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's personal brand of wine as he delivers remarks to supporters at a Democratic National Committee (DNC) event at Gilley's Club in Dallas, Texas March 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The Truth About Obama’s Economic Legacy

President Obama left his successor a strong foundation on which to build real economic prosperity. If Donald Trump pursues policies that weaken it, he could end up putting the whole structure – and people’s economic security – at risk.

March 3, 2017
Jobs

Does Trump Know Where Jobs Really Come From?

Following an election that was, in large part, an expression of Americans’ deep unhappiness with the economy, President Donald Trump’s promise to bring back job growth and a booming stock market appear to be somewhat at odds with the policies he’s putting in place during the first 20 days of his presidency.

February 11, 2017
Obamacare

5 Best Things That Happened In 2015

Amidst the domestic sturm und dang of overly hyped fears and hysterical pandering to our worst instincts, continued progress around the world made us safer, healthier and potentially even smarter. So as a public service and a tribute to the truth, let’s dwell on the positive developments of the past year for a moment.

January 4, 2016
Republicans and Democrats

5 Reasons Republicans Would Vote Democratic If They Were Being Honest

Republicans are famous for only holding Democrats to standards — not themselves. Here are five reasons that if Republicans really wanted richer, safer, and more “life”-centered America, they’d vote Democratic.

June 15, 2015
Chris Christie Bridgegate

Debunking Chris Christie’s Minimum-Wage Mythology

Tired of hearing “minimum wage,” New Jersey’s governor ought to listen to the facts.

October 23, 2014
Chris Christie Bridgegate

GOP Governors Have A Problem: The Ways They Govern

Republican governors facing reelection have a big problem — their right-wing policies have proved ruinous.

October 1, 2014

ADP: U.S. Private Hiring Picks Up In March

Washington (AFP) – U.S. businesses added 191,000 jobs in March, returning to the level of job growth seen in December before bad winter weather hit the economy, payrolls firm ADP said Wednesday. March job growth in the private sector was slightly above the 12-month average, but came in well below the consensus forecast of 215,000 […]

April 2, 2014

U.S. Stocks Rise As ADP Report Shows Job Pickup In March

New York (AFP) – U.S. stocks Wednesday rose in early trade after a report showed a pickup in job creation in the private sector in March. About 40 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 19.94 (0.12 percent) to 16,552.55. The broad-based S&P 500 tacked on 2.21 (0.12 percent) to 1,887.73, while the […]

April 2, 2014

Poll: Americans Say Unemployment Is The Top Problem Facing The Nation

A Gallup poll released Monday finds that a 23 percent plurality of Americans say unemployment is the most important problem facing the nation today. Another 20 percent say it’s the “economy in general.” “Dissatisfaction” with the government, Congress and politicians, or with “poor leadership,” “corruption,” and “abuse of power” comes in third; 19 percent of Americans consider […]

February 18, 2014

What Is Rick Perry’s Real Economic Record?

Rick Perry’s rapid rise to the top of polls in the Republican presidential primary has been largely attributed to the Texas governor’s record of limited government and job creation. But a recent report by Darrell Preston of Bloomberg News is calling that record into question, and could raise serious doubts about Perry’s ability to capture […]

September 2, 2011

Obama Jobs Plan To Target Long-Term Unemployed

The six million Americans who have been jobless for half-a-year or longer are the intended beneficiaries of President Obama’s new jobs push this fall, according to reports. One program the White House is expected to plug is the Georgia Works initiative, where those not working collect unemployment benefits while training at local businesses in hopes […]

August 23, 2011

Obama Warns of Collapse of Government Services If Debt Ceiling Isn’t Raised

Barack Obama raised the specter of food safety inspections falling by the wayside and young people being denied college scholarships if the debt ceiling isn’t raised and the government exhausts its borrowing authority at a White House press conference today. He continued his cat-and-mouse game with supporting gay marriage, calling New York’s marriage equality law […]

June 29, 2011

Obama to Private Sector: Hire Those Community College kids!

President Obama announced in his weekly address on June 11th a new program to add manufacturing jobs, saying “Government is not and should not be the main engine of job creation…But government can partner with the private sector to make sure that every worker has the necessary skills for the jobs they’re applying for.” Obama […]

June 14, 2011