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  • Run Rand Run!

    Run Rand Run!
    Rand Paul, is a libertarian. I’ll use a food metaphor to explain.  A libertarian is like the man who thinks we should all be on a strict diet until he wants a piece of pie. The Republican senator from Kentucky, says that extending unemployment...
  • Senate vote on jobless aid postponed; bad weather strands senators

    Senate vote on jobless aid postponed; bad weather strands senators
    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) abruptly postponed Monday evening's planned vote on extending unemployment benefits after a Republican complained that proceeding would be unfair because weather-related airline delays had...
  • Arctic invader puts much of Midwest in deep freeze

    Arctic invader puts much of Midwest in deep freeze
    A brutal "polar vortex" gripped much of the Midwest on Monday, pushing temperatures to record subzero lows, grounding more than 4,000 flights and prompting authorities to urge residents to stay home or go to emergency warming shelters. In Chicago,...
  • Unemployment insurance extension clears first Senate hurdle

    WASHINGTON — Legislation to resume long-term unemployment insurance for 1.3 million jobless Americans cleared a key hurdle Tuesday in the Senate, though it remained unclear whether it would ultimately pass the chamber or clear the House. The 60-37...
  • Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote

    Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote
    WASHINGTON — Illinois' two senators took opposing sides today as a measure to extend unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed passed a test vote in the Senate. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., voted yes and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.,...
  • High youth unemployment costs U.S. billions a year, study says

    High youth unemployment costs U.S. billions a year, study says
    Stubbornly high unemployment among millennials costs the U.S. billions in lowered tax revenue and higher safety net costs, according to one study. Millennials -- defined as those 18 to 34 years old -- have suffered from double-digit jobless rates for...
  • Obama: Unemployed aren't 'lazy,' they just need a hand

    Obama: Unemployed aren't 'lazy,' they just need a hand
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday urged members of Congress to extend unemployment benefits for Americans who have been out of work for a long time, arguing that those unemployed are “not lazy” but victims of the country’s...
  • Senate action a preview of 2014 election fight: Who's on your side?

    The frantic image-making by Democrats and Republicans as the 2014 elections loom rippled through the Senate debate Tuesday over whether to extend jobless benefits that expired late last year. For Democrats, who unanimously supported a procedural vote on...
  • Conaway's views on unemployment benefits and crime are insulting and shortsighted [Letter]

    Conaway's views on unemployment benefits and crime are insulting and shortsighted [Letter]
    I strongly disagree with Frank Conaway Sr.'s premise in a recent letter to the editor that people who lost their extended unemployment benefits will "have no choice but to take matters in their own hands, robbing and stealing to put food on the table...
  • Scholar: Rand Paul misstated my research on unemployment

    Scholar: Rand Paul misstated my research on unemployment
    Under normal circumstances, an up-and-coming academic might be pleased to have his work cited by a leading politician in the heat of a major policy debate. Not so Rand Ghayad, who will shortly be receiving his Ph.D. in economics from Northeastern...
  • Should Congress extend jobless benefits?

    Should Congress extend jobless benefits?
    More than a million Americans lost long-term unemployment benefits on Dec. 28.  The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to extend those benefits for workers who have been out of a job for at least six months. Democrats, including President Obama, praised the Senate...