unemployment insurance

Unfortunate Son: Jesus Sings To The GOP
Ahead of the vote to extend unemployment insurance, American Family Voices releases a new music video parody highlighting the hypocrisy of the GOP in its stance on social welfare programs, while simultaneously extolling Christian morality. Read more...
Senate Finally Passes Unemployment Insurance Extension
The long awaited lifeline to the long-term unemployed finally passed the Senate, 59-38 Read more...
WSJ's Freeman Praises NC Gov For 'Politically Courageous' Cuts To Unemployment Benefits
The beatings will continue until morale improves. Read more...
Jon Stewart Takes On Fox And The Right For Continuing Their War On The Poor
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has finally figured out how the right decides which policies don't have to be paid for, should last forever and are "good for America" and you guessed it... they don't include any that help the poor. Read more...
Cutting Tax Break For Wealthy Would Fund Long-Term Jobless Benefits
Limiting one tax break for the rich would more than pay for extending unemployment benefits for 1.3 million long-term jobless Americans. Read more...

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Rand Paul: Emergency Unemployment Benefits Are A 'Disservice' To Black Workers
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday said that he opposed extending a program to for emergency unemployment benefits because it did a "disservice" to African-American workers. Read more...
During his New Rules segment this Friday evening, Bill Maher wrapped things up by taking both Bob Dole and President Obama to task for their praise of the one who shall never be spoken badly about in Republican circles, St. Ronnie Reagan. Read more...
I'm not sure what the producers of MSNBC's UP with Steve Kornacki felt that Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform's Mattie Duppler was going to add to the debate on this Sunday's show, but after watching her on there, apparently it was to keep the rest of the guests busy debunking the endless string of lies she told during her time on the panel. Read more...
Only on Fox would unemployment insurance be presented as "cruel" because it “deters” workers from getting hired at low-paying jobs. Read more...
On this Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher, documentary filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi was once again sent out to do interviews for the show, this time in New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. After watching so many of these so-called "tea partiers" who were out there waving signs saying to keep the government's hands off of their Medicare, the responses here were not that surprising. Read more...