Category Archives: Economy

Monday open thread | Joe Biden: Bernie Sanders has credibility on income inequality

Washington (CNN)—Vice President Joe Biden offered effusive praise for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders Monday, lauding Hillary Clinton’s chief rival for doing a “heck of a job” on the campaign trail and praising Sanders for offering an authentic voice … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton’s 1996 #WelfareReform Law Caused Increase In Extreme Poverty

The 1996 welfare reform law championed by the Clinton Administration known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act was supposed to bring in a new era and “end welfare as we know it.” In some sense it did, … Continue reading

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Clayborne’ s legislation aims to increase minority participation in professional services

In an effort to boost minority and disadvantaged businesses’ participation in state contracting, Majority Leader James Clayborne (D-Belleville) sponsored legislation that aims to generate economic activity for businesses that participate in the Minority Business Enterprise program (MBE). The new law … Continue reading

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Video | President Obama’s Year-end Press Conference

As Hubby and I spent our last day in Europe, we got to see President Obama’s year-end press conference with a few of our European friends. We celebrated with POTUS. He literally reproted on his administration’s accomplishments, something the US … Continue reading

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Canadians on Midterm Elections: You Americans have no idea just how good you have it with Obama

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Video | President Obama Speaks on the Economy at Northwestern

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at Northwestern University. striving to frame the closing economic arguments of the midterm campaign. Associated Press Remarks of President Barack Obama The New Foundation Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois October 2, 2014 As Prepared … Continue reading

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Video | President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative Townhall

Full Transcript of Remarks by the President at My Brother’s Keeper Town Hall Excerpt: “Now, everybody has got different talents and everybody has got different passions. And sometimes — part of the goal of My Brother’s Keeper is to expose … Continue reading

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