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JUL 22, 2014 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL - Obama To Skip Kimmel, Probably Because Of All Those Ron Fournier Tweets

Tensions between Beyonce and Jay-Z have escalated for weeks, but President Obama was too busy smiling for photo-ops to intervene -- why won't he lead? Chuck Schumer uses a comically outdated flip phone to strategize with Harry Reid and, one assumes, Mr. Moviefone. And President Obama is skipping Jimmy Kimmel's show to deal with various crises, though suspending John McCain's ...

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JUL 22, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Long-Term Unemployment Shrinking For Good Reasons: Fed Economists

WASHINGTON -- An improving job market is shrinking the ranks of the long-term jobless, economists for the Federal Reserve said in a Monday blog post. Slightly more than 3 million Americans had been out of work six months or longer as of June, according to the Labor Department, down from 4.3 million this time last year. But it hasn't been ...

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JUL 21, 2014 - Mother Jones

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The Last Hope for Extending Long-Term Unemployment Insurance May Have Just Gone Poof

It's been seven months since Congress let long-term unemployment insurance benefits lapse, but last week only brought more bad news for the job seekers hoping that House Republicans might relent and allow a vote on extending benefits. When the House passed a temporary patch to the Highway Trust Fund on Tuesday, they tapped into an idea called pension smoothing to ...

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JUL 16, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Congress Takes From Unemployment Extension To Give To Highway Trust Fund

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers have been eating unemployed people's lunch right and left this year. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives took another bite, approving a federal highway funding bill with a cost-cutting provision that had been part of legislation for the long-term jobless. "This is now the second time they’ve taken offsets intended to help the unemployed and used them ...

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JUL 15, 2014 - Business Insider

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Congress Is Using Its Favorite Budget 'Gimmick' To Avoid A 'Highway Shutdown,' But Everyone Else Hates It

Right- and left-leaning groups are divided on the fate of federal highway spending. But one thing they can agree on is they don't like the way House Republicans' bill set to be voted on Tuesday is paid for. The House GOP's bill, which was drafted by House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp, would inject a cash infusion of more ...

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