The Plum Line: unemployment


Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Unemployment extension will need citizen action

In short, the only realistic hope for an extension is old-fashioned politics.

By George Zornick  |  11:37 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  unemployment benefits

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 12/31/2013

January may be do-or-die for jobless benefits

The Reed-Heller bill’s prospects look dim, and there will be pressure to turn to other legislation that have a better chance of success.

By George Zornick  |  10:19 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, jobless, unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Be brave, Democrats, and borrow to pay for unemployment benefits

The deficit is falling fast. We can afford a little deficit spending to keep people off the street.

By Ryan Cooper  |  02:16 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs, unemployment benefits

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By George Zornick  |  06:02 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  duck dynasty, unemployment benefits

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Centrists! Here’s how to prove your commitment to jobs

Unemployment insurance expires tomorrow. Let’s hear from Third Way.

By Ryan Cooper  |  02:13 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs, unemployment benefits

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 12/26/2013

Campaign to restore unemployment benefits hits the airwaves

The conservative grass-roots groups don’t seem prepared to fight this one.

By George Zornick  |  09:43 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  unemployment

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 12/24/2013

Tough local coverage of unemployment insurance

This looks like a story with legs, and it doesn’t reflect well on the GOP.

By George Zornick  |  01:11 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  unemployment

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Republicans could face serious backlash over unemployment benefit expiration

A new poll reinforces several major negative perceptions about congressional Republicans.

By George Zornick  |  09:34 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Yet another reason to be skeptical that the GOP will reform

The current crop of Republicans—both nationally and on the state level—hold a basic hostility toward government assistance for the disadvantaged.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  unemployment

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 12/07/2012

The Morning Plum: Time for fiscal cliff talks to focus on jobs

The current crisis isn't just about taxes and entitlements. It's also about jobs. Time to focus on unemployment.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:10 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, Morning Plum, Stimulus, unemployment