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22 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Americans Who Haven't Dealt With Unemployment Are Less Sympathetic

WASHINGTON -- It seems unlikely that Congress will reauthorize unemployment insurance for people out of work six months or longer, but Americans haven't all given up on the long-term jobless. In a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, a 49 percent to 26 percent plurality of Americans said people who have been unemployed more than six months should receive assistance from the government. ...

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22 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Losing Their Unemployment Benefits Didn't Help These People Find Work

WASHINGTON -- Do unemployment benefits make people lazy? Since long-term federal benefits expired in December, some congressional Republicans have opposed reauthorizing the aid by arguing that former recipients will be more encouraged to find work without the help. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), for instance, said in January that giving the jobless overgenerous benefits "actually discourages some people from seeking employment.” ...

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APR 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL - Christians Pause To Recall Jesus' Worst Week In Washington

Drone pilots are increasingly unsatisfied with their jobs, a development that could result in brain drain to the professional World of Warcraft community. Harry Reid and John Boehner hold all of their meetings in Boehner's office because Reid can't stand smoke in his office and Boehner can't stand the sight of human scalps. And the GOP should really try to ...

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APR 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Illinois Agency Sticks Up For The Long-Term Unemployed

WASHINGTON -- What's happened since Congress killed long-term unemployment insurance in December proves the jobless aren't lazy, according to one state workforce agency. The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced this week that 86 percent of the state's long-term unemployed were still without work at the end of January, according to a study by the agency. “This seriously undermines the ...

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APR 18, 2014 - New Statesman

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H G Wells: “It seems to me that I am more to the Left than you, Mr Stalin”

In 1934, Wells arrived in Moscow to meet a group of Soviet writers. While there Stalin granted him an interview.  Portrait of Josef Stalin (1933) by Isaak Izrailevich. Image: Bridgeman Art Library   In 1934, H G Wells arrived in Moscow to meet Soviet writers interested in joining the international PEN Club, of which he was then president. While there, Stalin ...

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