Post Politics: economy


Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Obama hails new private-sector commitment to hiring long-term unemployed

The White House continues post State of the Union push with move to help people out of work for long periods.

By David Nakamura  |  12:26 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Obama, unemployment insurance

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Obama announces $140 million partnership to launch N.C. manufacturing institute

President tries to push his economic agenda in ways that don’t involve Congress.

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  01:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, jobs, manufacturing, Obama

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Pope Francis denounces ‘trickle-down’ economics

In the first lengthy writing of his papacy, Francis says such economic theories naively rely on the goodness of those in charge.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Pope Francis

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013

In Rockville, Obama warns of economic damage of shutdown, default

President Obama turns up pressure on House Republicans with fiery address in Rockville.

By David Nakamura  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, economy, shutdown

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Republicans say jobs report is deceiving

"The bottom line: The July report was deceiving," said one.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:54 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 07/05/2013

Democrats offer cautious optimism on jobs report; Republicans slam Obama

Differing reactions to the latest employment report.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:52 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 07/05/2013

U.S. economy adds 195K jobs in June

The latest monthly jobs report shows steady growth.

By Howard Schneider and Ylan Q. Mui  |  09:10 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Goolsbee: March jobs numbers a 'punch to the gut,' cites sequester

"This is a punch to the gut. This is not a good number," Goolsbee said.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:36 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Democrats hail jobs report; GOP says it's not enough

Republicans say the numbers are welcome, but that they aren't as good as they seem.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:44 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Romney backs extension of low student loan interest rate

Announcement comes as a report shows half of recent graduates are jobless or underemployed.

By Felicia Sonmez and Rosalind S. Helderman  |  02:46 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Romney says Obama is ‘a president who by his own measure has failed’

On the eve of the Keystone State’s GOP primary, Romney delivered a withering critique of Obama’s leadership on energy and the economy

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  election-2012 | Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Obama heads to N.C., Colorado, Iowa to push for low student loan rates

President Obama will travel to college campuses in North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa to pressure Congress to keep student loan rates down.

By Amy Gardner  |  10:52 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Congress and the campaign game (Monday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX VIDEO | The Keystone pipeline takes center stage on Capitol Hill again as Congress reconvenes.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:08 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trail Mix, Economy, Congressional races, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/15/2012

Mitt Romney camp pounces on Axelrod for comments on economy

Mitt Romney’s camp seized on an interview in which Obama senior adviser David Axelrod appeared to suggest that the country’s economic recovery is not on the right path.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Romney attacks ‘Barack Obama’s Government-Centered Society’ in Wisconsin speech

Speaking in Wisconsin, Mitt Romney delivers a passionate defense of America’s free enterprise system, which he said has been under attack by the Obama administration.

By Philip Rucker  |  04:40 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, economy, Wisconsin

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Rick Perry needs to show some depth on foreign, economic policy

With a debate and a big speech, Perry could end doubts about his knowledge on key policy issues.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  11:31 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, Republicans, Foreign Policy, Economy