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House GOP To Reject Stopgap Payroll Tax Cut

House GOP To Reject Stopgap Payroll Tax Cut

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the Senate adjourned for the holidays, House Republicans are moving to shelve a bipartisan two-month extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut that cleared the Senate over the weekend and are demanding instead that their fellow lawmakers return to the Capitol... Read More »

House GOP Out To Reshape Senate's Payroll Tax Cut

House GOP Out To Reshape Senate's Payroll Tax Cut

By Alan Fram WASHINGTON -- Congress is edging closer to yet another down-to-the wire showdown as House Republicans shun a bipartisan payroll tax cut bill approved by the Senate and prepare to write a package to please rank-and-file GOP lawmakers clamoring for a more conservative version. The House was... Read More »

Poll: Few Americans Believe Obama Or Congress Has A Good Jobs Plan

Poll: Few Americans Believe Obama Or Congress Has A Good Jobs Plan

Many Americans are looking for answers when it comes to lowering the nation's stubbornly high unemployment rate. But a new poll suggests that few have faith in either President Obama or Congress to get the job done. Just 38 percent of U.S. adults surveyed said that they believed President Obama had a... Read More »

Analysis: Yes, Parts Of The Jobs Bill Will Pass

Analysis: Yes, Parts Of The Jobs Bill Will Pass

By David Espo WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress will almost certainly approve the parts of President Barack Obama's jobs bill that extend the payroll tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits. But his calls for new spending and a surtax on millionaires seem doomed. It's a legislative reality largely missing in... Read More »

Lawmakers, White House Regroup On Jobs

Lawmakers, White House Regroup On Jobs

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress and the White House face the choice of continued fighting or a shift toward bipartisan bargaining after the Senate voted to kill President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs plan. Read More »

White House Adviser Says GOP Lacks Ideas On Jobs

White House Adviser Says GOP Lacks Ideas On Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior White House adviser says none of the Republicans who want President Barack Obama's job has offered any substantive proposals to lower unemployment. Read More »

Senate Republicans Likely To Kill Obama Jobs Bill

Senate Republicans Likely To Kill Obama Jobs Bill

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's jobs bill, facing a critical test in the Senate, appears likely to die at the hands of Republicans opposed to stimulus spending and a tax surcharge on millionaires. Read More »

House GOP Seeks To Cut Job Training

House GOP Seeks To Cut Job Training

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON -- Setting a collision course with Democrats that could drag out for months, House Republicans on Thursday unveiled plans to cut federal money for job training, heating subsidies and grants to better-performing schools. The draft measure for labor, health and education programs... Read More »

Obama Says GOP Must Back U.S. First, Create Jobs

Obama Says GOP Must Back U.S. First, Create Jobs

DETROIT -- President Barack Obama used a boisterous Labor Day rally to put congressional Republicans on the spot, challenging them to place the country's interests above all else and vote to create jobs and put the economy back on a path toward growth. "Show us what you've got," he said. Read More »

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