Author Archives: David Espo

  • Senate OKs Long-Term Unemployed Benefits Bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well. Steps are needed "to ...

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  • Unemployment Benefits Bill Clears Initial Senate Hurdle

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House-backed Legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle on Tuesday, but the bill's fate remained in doubt. The vote was 60-37 to limit debate on the legislation, with a half-dozen Republicans ...

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  • OBAMA POWERS TO RE-ELECTION DESPITE WEAK ECONOMY

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions. "This happened ...

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  • Obama Appeals for Debt-limit Compromise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday night criticized a newly minted Republican plan to avert an unprecedented government default and said congressional leaders must produce a compromise that can reach his desk before the Aug. 2 deadline. "The American people may have ...

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  • Obama Threatens Veto of House GOP Spending Cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Courting confrontation and compromise alike, House Republicans shrugged off President Barack Obama's threat to veto legislation to cut federal spending by trillions of dollars on Monday while simultaneously negotiating with him over more modest steps to avert a ...

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  • Analysis: GOP Resurrects Marshall as Target

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dead nearly two decades, the late Justice Thurgood Marshall looms improbably over Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court, a resurrection in liberal robes courtesy of Republicans eager to cast President Barack Obama’s selection as a judicial ...

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