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In Show-Me State, calls to tax the rich, show us some jobs

"Government has a responsibility to assist people in these hard economic times," former autoworker Clem Smith told a crowd on the state Capitol steps.

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Rally: Jobs crisis a life and death emergency

CHICAGO - Dozens of people rallied here at Federal Plaza today demanding that Congress act immediately to address the worst job crisis since the Great Depression.

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Chicago youth demand jobs

CHICAGO - "Jobs now" echoed across a frozen Federal Plaza as hundreds of youth demanded passage of federal youth jobs legislation and voiced their anger over being left out of the legislative process.

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Republican hypocrisy on Recovery Act runs rampant

Not on single Republican voted to pass President Obama's economic recovery act in February 2009, but now they are all trying to get a piece of it.

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Obama’s nuclear power plan assailed as costly and misguided

President Obama's announcement of $8 billion in loan guarantees for two new nuclear reactors has drawn virtually unanimous opposition from environmental groups.

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Desperate times in America: selling food stamps to pay bills

With high unemployment appearing to be a permanent part of the economic picture, the long-term poor are turning to increasingly desperate measures to survive.

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‘Focus on jobs, jobs and more jobs’

Congress and the president must take swift and bold steps to stop the jobs crisis in this country, a coalition of labor and civil rights organizations told reporters on a conference call Feb. 19th.

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Recovery Act success stimulates the push for job creation

Reports released this week show that Republican claims that the stimulus was a failure are dead wrong.

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Jobs crisis spotlighted at monument built by WPA

DALLAS - At a Robert E. Lee memorial built by the New Deal's WPA government jobs program, an NAACP leader and others called for federal action on jobs.

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It’s an unemployment crisis, not a deficit crisis

Extension of jobless benefits is delayed again in the Senate, while conservatives push spending freezes and tax breaks for the rich.

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