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Economic recovery sputters as benefits expire, GOP takes heat

“Enhanced unemployment insurance benefits expire tomorrow because congressional Republicans failed to extend them. ‘Malpractice’ is far too weak a word for this epic, cruel failure.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer On May 11, Senate Majority Leader…

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GOP under fire for slipping $30 billion pentagon gift into Coronavirus bill

“F-35s Don’t Help Families Pay Their Bills”  “Just how twisted is the Senate GOP coronavirus bill you ask? It includes $686 million for new F-35 fighter jets.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, July 28 In…

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GOP leaving town as unemployment benefits set to expire

‘Going to Lead to Desperation for Millions’, Wyden Slams GOP “Republicans move mountains for corporations and special interests, but when it comes to helping workers their message is clear: you’re on your own.” by Jake Johnson,…

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Senior Adviser to the President Ivanka Trump attends a meeting on small business relief in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 7, 2020. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Amid pandemic and recession, Ivanka Trump-led ‘Find something new’ campaign denounced as ‘Stunningly tone deaf’

“Holy shit, this can’t be real.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Tuesday, July14 A White House initiative to compel American workers to find different jobs as the coronavirus pandemic rages and millions are out of work…

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Analysis warns devastation will follow if GOP cuts off $600 unemployment boost

“It would be a catastrophe to let these turn off and replace them with nothing.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday, June 26 A leading progressive economist warned Friday that devastating job losses and income cuts…

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Labor Bureau says ‘misclassification error’ is making unemployment rate look lower than it really is

“Long story short, BLS is telling us that we’re at 16 percent unemployment.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Saturday, June 6 Buried at the bottom of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May jobs report—which President Donald…

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