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President Barack Obama challenged Congress on Thursday to enact a $447 billion package of tax cuts and new spending to revive a stalled job market but he faces an uphill fight with Republicans. With his poll numbers at new lows amid public frustration...
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President Barack Obama's plan to combat unemployment by pumping $447 billion into the nation's economy won cautious praise from Maryland-based small-business owners and labor groups Friday, but there was widespread skepticism about the proposal's...
President Barack Obama's jobs bill, which would put us in the red another $450 billion, is doomed to fail just like his previous economic stimulus plans. They all failed and wasted billions of taxpayer dollars. Congress needs to vote this one down. Mr....
Tags: Politics, Elections, Barack Obama
With jobs on everyone’s mind, the Washington County Commissioners have approved a little economic stimulus of their own, eliminating or easing some of the stumbling blocks that can come between business and new construction. The two-year program...
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 6:09 a.m. Sun-Times D.C. Bureau chief Lynn Sweet provides details on President Obama's plan for additional taxes on those who can theoretically afford it. The GOP is calling it ‘...
Associated PressCelebrating the 20th anniversary of the start of his presidential campaign, Bill Clinton on Saturday offered a vigorous defense of President Barack Obama against what he called the same anti-government stances he faced during his campaign and two terms in...
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans have voted to kill the White House jobs bill despite weeks of campaign-style barnstorming by President Barack Obama across the country. Forty-six Republicans joined with two Democrats to filibuster the $447 billion plan....
The task force studying Maryland's transportation funding has yet to finalize its recommendations, but members should expect to receive a great deal of criticism when they do. The panel's preliminary recommendations made Tuesday include a 15-cent increase...
Leaders from Maryland's two largest counties and Baltimore asked lawmakers Tuesday to raise the state's gas tax as a way to fund road projects and create jobs, making their case for an increase as tea party activists rallied against the idea in a plaza...
Clout StreetGov. Pat Quinn met behind closed doors with legislative leaders today to talk jobs and economic growth, floating a plan that would increase the state’s earned income tax credit for low-income families and close some corporate tax loopholes. The...
BUDGET BATTLE: Gov. Terry Branstad says despite concessions from Democrats a new budget plan isn't acceptableStaff WriterGov. Terry Branstad is warning that a budget and property tax plan working its way through the Iowa Senate is not acceptable. Although he objects to parts of the plan, Branstad noted Tuesday that he's confident he can reach a compromise with Democrats...
Tags: Democratic Party, Iowa, Politics, Government, Terry Branstad
Pennsylvania Ave.Ahead of the Republican presidential debate Thursday night, the Democratic National Committee has released a report that concludes millions of jobs nationwide -- 365,355 in Pennsylvania -- would be lost if the GOP-backed plan to balance the budget...
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