Archive | December 2, 2011

Economy Adds Workers, Joblessness Falls to Lowest Mark Since 2009

Cautious optimism in latest numbers. Despite obstruction by Republicans the United States economy shows trend toward growth. Today’s employment report provides further evidence that the economy is continuing to heal from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, but the pace of improvement is still not fast enough given the large job losses from […]

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President Obama Announces $4 Billion Investment to Make Buildings More Energy Efficient

This morning, President Obama met with former President Bill Clinton to announce the next piece of the “We Can’t Wait” campaign — a $4 billion effort to improve energy efficiency in buildings across the country. The two were joined by Tom Donohue — the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — and Randi Weingarten […]

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Vice President Biden: “In America, and in Iraq, the Tide of War Is Receding”

Speaking at an event in Baghdad to honor the shared sacrifice and commitment of American and Iraqi servicemembers, Vice President Biden heralded a new chapter in the relationship between the United States and Iraq – one rooted in civilian cooperation as the remaining American troops prepare to return home by the end of this year. […]

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Mitt Romney doesn’t think he needs to follow the rules. He doesn’t think he needs to answer tough questions about his record or which policies he supports—if any. Voters deserve to know his record and what he stands for—if he knows. As evidenced by the clips in the DNC’s new video, Mitt Romney only wants […]

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President Obama: Senate Vote Against the Payroll Tax Cut “Unacceptable”

Thursday night Republicans in the Senate rejected an extension of the payroll tax cut that is set to expire at the end of the month. In a statement following the vote, President Barack Obama called that vote “unacceptable” — and urged Congress to stop playing politics: “Tonight, Senate Republicans chose to raise taxes on nearly 160 […]

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