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With Senate At Stake, Candidates Clash Over Obama

Nov 3 2014 6:55am CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of an election that will decide the Senate majority, it's time for closing arguments and an all-out effort to motivate people to vote. Republicans have claimed new momentum in midterm campaigns that have centered on President Barack Obama, who is not on Tuesday's ballot. Under the weight of the unpopular president, Democrats are fighting to distance themselves from the White House and convince ...
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Government Spending Boosts Q3 Economic Growth

Oct 31 2014 1:40pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. economy grew by a 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter, fueled by a surge in exports and the biggest jump in federal spending in five years, screamed one headline this week. That is all we need to know to understand why U.S. economic growth is finally returning to the long term average that has prevailed since the Great Depression. This is in spite of the Gr ...
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Where Is Your Soaring Rhetoric Now, Mr. President?

Oct 26 2014 11:14pm CDT | Source: Big Government

President Obama is about as popular on the campaign trail these days as the Ebola virus. Democrats flee from him. At the mere mention of his name, they betray him. Facing dejected and angry voters, Democrats play dumb and pretend they never supported him. Where is all your soaring rhetoric now, Mr. President? What have you done with those fake columns from your big speech in 2008 that you held in the modest venue of the Broncos' Mile High Stadium? Where is all that hope you tol ...
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Income Inequality Is Not the Problem It's Claimed to Be

Oct 21 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

Last Friday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addressed economic inequality during a speech to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She told the audience, "The past several decades have seen the most sustained rise in inequality since the 19th century after more than 40 years of narrowing inequality following the Great Depression." Addressing economic inequality, says Diana Furchtgott-Roth, director ...
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Hype & Reality: American Economic Numbers

Oct 9 2014 8:12pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

It is mid-term season in America: time for the Administration to talk up the strengths of the economy. The President did so in Evanston a week ago, wanting "people to know that there are some really good things happening in America." The worst of the recession is at last behind us. Since in economic terms, it is also bleak mid-winter in the Eurozone, it is additionally time for a little American triumphalism. The Wall Street ...
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Obama Urges Regulators To Tailor Standards For Financial Firms

Oct 6 2014 2:57pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

(Adds details about meeting with Obama and Wall Street regulators) By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama gathered the top U.S. market regulators at the White House on Monday and urged them to look for ways to tailor rules based on financial firms' size and complexity. The White House, in a readout of the meeting, also said Obama pushed the regulators to look for additional ways ...
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Obama Meets Bank Regulators Over Wall Street Rules

Oct 6 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting with top financial regulators at the White House to discuss progress implementing Wall Street rules. The meeting included Fed Chair Janet Yellen and it comes four years after Obama signed a sweeping overhaul of lending and high-finance rules in the wake of the 2008 banking crisis. Obama a year ago voiced concern about the slow pace with which new rules were being adopted. At the time, regulators had missed 60 ...
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Celebrate The Falling Unemployment Rate All You Want, But It Ignores A Key Point

Oct 3 2014 11:20am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The decent, steady, but not great jobs recovery just got a little stronger. But there are still a disturbingly large number of people who aren’t feeling the benefits of the recovery. The U.S. economy added 248,000 jobs in September, according to data released by the the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday. The unemployment rate fell below 6 percent for the first time since July 2008, dropping to 5.9 ...
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