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Obama vows to revive jobs bill killed in the Senate

by Adam Russett on October 12, 2011

The $447 billion jobs plan President Barack Obama proposed to help stimulate the economy and reduce unemployment rates died in the Senate on Tuesday. However, by Tuesday evening, Obama had announced that Congress had not seen the last of the bill – even if that means he has to break the legislation into several pieces […]

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Employers add 103,000 jobs in September

by Jorge Hernandez on October 7, 2011

The United States added 103,000 jobs in September and although it is an encouraging sign and an increase over summer rates, it was still not enough to lower the doggedly persistent 9.1 percent unemployment rate, The Associated Press reports. The number is a significant rise compared to the average of 72,000 jobs added per month […]

The Obama administration began its defense of its landmark healthcare bill on Wednesday by asking the Supreme Court to rule on the decision made by a lower court earlier this year, The Associated Press reports. The move will likely set the tone for the coming election cycle as Republicans have made a habit of criticizing […]

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ICE says 2,901 criminal illegal immigrants arrested across U.S.

by Jorge Hernandez on September 29, 2011

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency recently announced that they had arrested 2,901 convicted criminals who were illegal immigrants living in the United States. The huge operation, which took place over a week and covered every state in the nation. as well as four U.S. territories, may be a boon for President Obama in […]

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President Obama defends taxing the rich at town hall

by Adam Russett on September 27, 2011

President Barack Obama continued to tout his deficit reduction plan at a town hall-style meeting hosted by the social networking website LinkedIn on Monday. Obama fielded questions from concerned voters on a variety of topics, but most centered on the economy and a stubbornly high unemployment rate, the Associated Press reports. At the center of […]

President Barack Obama is set to give a speech to the nation on Thursday, and several Democratic sources have said that he will discuss a new plan to inject $300 billion in order to stabilize the struggling economy, according to CNN. Additionally, sources say that the plan will be centered on targeted tax cuts as […]

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August becomes the deadliest month in Afghanistan

by Adam Russett on August 30, 2011

Just months after President Barack Obama announced the drawdown in troops from Afghanistan, U.S. forces saw their deadliest month yet. A record 66 troops were killed during August, surpassing the previous high of 65 killed in July 2010, The Associated Press reports. Most of the deaths occurred on August 6 when 30 Americans died after […]

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Libyan rebels storm capital city

by Jorge Hernandez on August 22, 2011

The months-long struggle between Libyan rebels and the forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi appears to be coming to an end. The Associated Press reports that rebels reached the capital city of Tripoli, spurring clashes just outside Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound. The stunning advance occurred Sunday, when rebel forces seized control of the city. The move […]

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Obama faces down Tea Party protests at meetings

by Adam Russett on August 16, 2011

President Barack Obama has embarked on a bus tour in the wake of sagging approval ratings and a controversy over the debt deal that left both liberals and conservatives unhappy. His tour, which is scheduled for three days, is taking him across the Midwest to meet with voters at town halls.  Fairly soon into the […]