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The New York Times columnist takes aim at Republicans for blocking legislation from President Obama that might have helped with the jobs recovery and then blaming his policies after the latest round of disappointing employment figures.

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After much fuss, congressional Democrats managed to push through a modest jobs bill that will have to do in the place of anything grander with which to campaign. The package of tax breaks and cash is directed toward small businesses, with the hope of creating employment.

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Strapped-for-cash states may be up the creek on this one: A jobs bill has stalled in the Senate, jeopardizing billions in federal aid to struggling states. Local and state officials are warning of layoffs in the hundreds of thousands and drastic spending cuts if the bill is not resuscitated.

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It's hard to believe that the curtain may soon go down on our health care reform drama, but it looks like we could soon have a bill -- whether three-quarters of Americans like it or not. Should it be voted in now and fixed later? This is surely a question for "Left, Right & Center" regulars Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley, Matt Miller and Robert Scheer.

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