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Republican Lifeguard

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Unemployment Coverage

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The War on the Poor and Middle-Class Families

By Robert Reich

Most Americans are on a downward escalator.

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No Free Lunch

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Income Inequality

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Seeger

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Unaided Unemployed

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Republican Plan for the Poor

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War on Poverty

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War on Poverty

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Unemployment

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Unemployment Extension Passes the Senate, but the House Still Isn’t Wild About Poor People

One chamber of Congress gave unemployed Americans cause for hope Tuesday, while the other, led by Speaker John Boehner, remains in opposition.

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White House/Paul Morse

On Unemployment, Today’s Congress Is Meaner Than George W. Bush

Why are we arguing about issues that were settled decades ago? Why, for example, is it so hard to extend unemployment insurance at a time when the jobless rate nationally is still at 7 percent, and higher than that in 21 states?

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Congress to the Unemployed: Eat Confetti

Is this really how we want to start the new year, by denying unemployment benefits to more than a million Americans who have lost their jobs?

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Congress Rocks 2013

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Unemployment

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The New Year’s Baby

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Arrival of the New Year's Baby: He's freezing. His family became homeless after Republicans' cut their jobless benefits.
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The Cruelest Cut of All

To 1.3 million jobless Americans: The Republican Party wishes you a Very Unhappy New Year!

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2013 Stays

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Wing-Nutted

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David Cay Johnston: Budget Deal ‘Makes Absolutely No Sense’

A House-approved bipartisan budget deal will be considered by the Senate this week. The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter tells “Democracy Now!” how it replaces across-the-board spending cuts with airline fees and reductions in federal pensions while failing to extend unemployment benefits, which expire this month, to 1.3 million people.

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Grinch Old Party

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Back Stabbin’ Santa

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GOP Gets Its Scrooge On

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Wisconsin Republicans Push for State Access to Bank Accounts of Unemployed

The party of limited government is now pushing for legislation that would allow the government to sneak a peek at some people’s private bank accounts.

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White House/Pete Souza

Forward!

I suspect that when my life is over I will have had two opportunities to vote in a presidential election for a black man, and I intend to take both of them.

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The Jobless Go Begging in Washington State

Thousands of jobless workers in Washington state will lose their unemployment checks starting later this month when the federal government begins withdrawing emergency benefits because overall state unemployment has dropped below 8.5 percent.

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How the Speaker Stole Christmas

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Why the ‘Lazy Jobless’ Myth Persists

During the recent fight over extending unemployment benefits, conservatives trotted out the shibboleth that says the program fosters sloth.

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White House / Pete Souza

Obama’s Tax Cave Is Worse Than Expected

Based on what The New York Times describes as President Obama’s “substantial concessions to Republicans,” Democrats in Congress have reason to fret. Not only did Obama agree to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, but he caved in to Republican demands to neuter the estate tax. ... (more)

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AP / Harry Hamburg

Don’t Blame Bunning

How convenient that seemingly everyone in the liberal blogosphere, and even at many points to the right, got to use Jim Bunning as a scapegoat. The venom of the attacks suggests that the maverick Republican senator from Kentucky provided a welcome alternative to the real villains: bankers much closer to the centers of power.

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ProPublica

Half of States Have Run Out of Unemployment Funds

ProPublica reports that after paying out unemployment benefits to a record 20 million people, 25 states ran out of funds and now must borrow, tax and slash to keep the checks in the mail. Find out how your state is doing with this handy tool.

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U.S. Jobless Claims Drop

The Labor Department announced Thursday that fewer Americans than anticipated have filed unemployment benefit claims this month, potentially pointing to a less substantial unemployment population and maybe, just maybe, better economic growth in 2010.

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