President Obama has been called a job-killer and worse. But in his over four years in office, Obama has already presided over the net creation of more American jobs than did his predecessor, George W. Bush, in his eight in the White House. That's the conclusion of a new analysis released Tuesday by... Read More »
It's not a surprise that jobs and the economy featured prominently in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. But still, Obama mentioned the word "jobs" 46 times in speech, more than he did for any of his prior presidential addresses, signifying what will be the focus of his second term.... Read More »
By Grace Wyler
President Barack Obama will pivot back to the economy and jobs during his State of the Union Tuesday, shifting away from the progressive social agenda that he pushed in his second inaugural address.
Senior White House officials say that the Obama will use the State of the Union to "outline his... Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Gay rights advocates are renewing their push for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees.
The drive comes as Obama included an unexpected declaration of support for gay rights in his inaugural address Monday,... Read More »
The lanky man has the security detail, the prominent ears and the U.S. flag pin, but substitute teacher Larry Graves is no Barack Obama. He's a professional look-alike. Graves and the president have something else in common, too: a frantic schedule leading up to the inauguration. Read More »
For much of the 20th century, America's unions were known for their fierce and relentless advocacy of manufacturing workers -- mostly men, working relatively high-paying, blue-collar jobs at steel mills and auto plants. But as the U.S. has moved from a manufacturing economy to a service-based one, the face of... Read More »
On Black Friday this year, workers in 1,000 Walmart stores in 46 states made history of sorts, becoming the first time Walmart workers had an organized strike. Six days after, workers at fast food outlets in New York City organized their own walk outs, marking what some experts said was the first... Read More »
Thousands of Michigan teachers skipped school Tuesday to protest new right-to-work laws that were signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. About 12,500 attended the protest and three were arrested according to the Detroit Free Press. Read More »
By John Rogers
LOS ANGELES -- For the most part, the work of the people who file the invoices for the TV sets that arrive from China and the cars that come from Japan goes all but unnoticed as those products and countless others make their way across the United States.
Not this week, however, after about... Read More »
WASHINGTON -- During President Obama's first term as president, Obama was criticized often for his tough stance against government whistle-blowers. The administration charged six people under the 1917 Espionage Act -- more than all past presidencies combined. "Leaks that favor the president are shoveled out... Read More »
By Christopher S. Rugaber
WASHINGTON -- An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly healing.
Unemployment rates are now below 7 percent in 23 of the 50 states. The Labor Department says rates rose in seven states in... Read More »
Now that the election is over, the No. 1 political buzzword in America is "fiscal cliff." And it's because Congress and President Obama are wrangling over a looming perfect storm of deadlines.
On Jan. 1, 2013, the George W. Bush-era tax cuts will expire and automatic federal spending cuts are simultaneously... Read More »
If the world has an impoverished president, it may be Jose Mujica, the current head of state in Uruguay, the South American nation of some 3.3 million people that's about the size of Washington state.
As BBC News reports, President Mujica (pictured above) shunned the luxurious house that Uruguay provides... Read More »