unemployment benefit extensions

Breaking: GOP Blocks Bill To Extend Unemployment Benefits --- By One Vote
The Republicans just filibustered the unemployment benefits extension by one vote. Read more...
Scott Brown: Slowly Phase Out Unemployment Benefits Because People Need 'Welfare'
Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott (R) said on Sunday that he supported slowing phasing out long-term unemployment benefits because people needed "welfare" and the program should not be halted abruptly. Read more...
Ed Schultz spoke to journalist David Cay Johnston this Friday about what America needs to do to keep adding more jobs to our economy, the importance of continuing the extended unemployment benefits, and the Republicans' refusal to help the problem Read more...
First of all, we're pretending that the economy is doing better because we have fewer people on unemployment, but that's for a number of factors, most of them not good. The austerians cut the number of weeks for available benefits. Plus, we've Read more...
Now that I understand this was just the standard UI extension renewal, I'm mad as hell that Obama's trying to give away the store for this. If this was the extraordinary step of adding an additional year of benefits, I could see it. But it wasn't, Read more...

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Politics is making for some strange bedfellows these days. Keith Olbermann talked to Sen. Bernie Sanders about whether he and Senator Jim DeMint might filibuster the deal made by the White House and Republicans to extend the Bush tax Read more...
Keith's Special Comment in response to President Obama's deal with Repubicans with more tax cuts for the rich and his press conference where he attacked his base for not being appreciative enough of what he's accomplished. I'll add some Read more...
Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders appeared on the Ed Schultz Show and would not rule out a filibuster of the deal just reached between President Obama and Republicans on the extension of the Bush tax cuts. I don't see him necessarily Read more...
Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows -- at least on the Republican side of the aisle. They get a big wrapped gift for their donors, and we get what? Certainly nothing for the 99ers, who seem to have simply fallen off the White House radar. At least the Read more...
The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore thinks that all of those unemployed people out there right now just need to get off of their lazy asses and go find a job despite the fact that, as the other panelists pointed out, there just aren't jobs out Read more...