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Earlier this week, President Barack Obama proposed to extend the Bush-era income tax cuts, which expire at the end of this year, for one year for people with income below $250,000. People with higher income would continue to receive all of the benefits of lower taxes on their first $250,000 of income, but the tax rate they face on income above that amount would rise.

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Obama, where is the recovery?updated: Fri Jun 22 2012 07:57:00

Two years ago this week, the Obama administration hailed the advent of the "Summer of Economic Recovery." The president's stimulus bill had passed a Democratic-controlled Congress just over a year before, accompanied by rosy predictions on job creation from the administration.

CNNMoney: Obama created more jobs than Steve Jobs' Appleupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 15:07:00

There's no doubt that Apple is doing far better than the U.S. economy as a whole. But that doesn't mean Steve Jobs had a better jobs record than Barack Obama.

Money Magazine: Are we the next Japan?updated: Wed Jan 04 2012 18:19:00

There's no shortage of debate as to whether the Obama administration and Congress have done the right things in attempting to avert a debt crisis and revive the stalled economy.

Obama tries to bridge differences on jobs billupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 15:51:00

President Barack Obama on Thursday took his pitch for his $447 billion jobs bill to the shadows of an aging bridge that connects Ohio and Kentucky -- home states to his chief Republican rivals in Congress.

CNNMoney: Fixing the economy: It's Boehner's turnupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 08:23:00

After giving President Obama's economic stimulus plan something less than an enthusiastic endorsement, House Republicans will offer their own ideas Thursday for getting the economy back on track.

The word Obama won't dare sayupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 07:22:00

Say what you will about the Republican Party's politics, but one thing I think we all can agree on is that they know how to control the message.

Perry: 'Stimulus created zero jobs'updated: Tue Sep 13 2011 07:22:00

Gov. Rick Perry attacks President Obama's latest jobs plan during the CNN/Tea Party Republican debate.

House Republicans oppose Obama's method to pay for jobs planupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 05:45:00

President Barack Obama said Monday his $447 billion jobs plan is a common-sense approach needed right away, but House Republican leaders said they opposed Obama's intention to pay for it by ending tax relief for corporations and the wealthy.

Obama calls on Congress to quickly pass his 'American Jobs Act'updated: Fri Sep 09 2011 15:00:00

Facing low approval ratings and constant Republican criticism as his re-election campaign starts up, President Barack Obama challenged Congress on Thursday night to put the good of the nation over political benefit and pass a huge jobs plan he proposed.

CNNMoney: What's in Obama's stimulus planupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 21:39:00

President Obama unveiled a stimulus plan Thursday night that he says will boost hiring and provide a jolt to the stalled economy if it becomes law.

CNNMoney: Stimulus added jobs -- but not enoughupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 08:36:00

Despite non-stop criticism from Republicans, the Obama administration's efforts to help the economy has created jobs.

CNNMoney: Obama stimulus plan: Will it work?updated: Wed Sep 07 2011 14:39:00

The economy is in the dumps. Growth is slowing. The housing market remains depressed. Job creation has stopped.

Obama moves jobs speech to September 8updated: Thu Sep 01 2011 06:23:00

The GOP suggested the move from Wednesday to Thursday because of security and timing concerns.

Look at the evidence: The stimulus workedupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 06:23:00

As others have, and more will as the presidential election heats up, David Frum went after the Recovery Act on these pages. I'll address his critiques in a moment, but first let's just get this right out there: Though we can never know alternative histories -- in this case, how the economy would have performed absent the stimulus -- the weight of the evidence is that the Recovery Act did what we expected it to do.

Obama blames political impasse for continuing economic woesupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 10:08:00

Declaring himself frustrated with political fighting in Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed some of the nation's continuing economic troubles on government inaction and urged Americans to tell their elected representatives in Washington to pass bills that will create jobs.

Debt ceiling talks stalled?updated: Mon Jun 27 2011 09:06:00

Democrats pounce on Rep. Eric Cantor for walking out of debt ceiling talks. Cantor says taxes are a sticking point.

Cut spending, don't add more stimulusupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 09:06:00

Later today, I will sit down with President Barack Obama to discuss his request to increase the nation's debt ceiling, and I will make a request of my own: What, Mr. President, are you prepared to do about the massive deficits and debt that have grown dramatically on your watch?

CNNMoney: One economist's even bleaker economic viewupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 10:32:00

The struggling U.S. economy is in even worse shape than it appears, and the Obama administration has done little to help, according to influential economist Martin Feldstein.

CNNMoney: Don't count on stimulus. It's not comingupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 20:37:00

Congress will not be riding to the rescue.

Happy birthday to the stimulusupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 10:20:00

Two years ago, President Barack Obama signed the stimulus package into law, and ever since that day, politicians and political organizations have used the measure as a political football.

2010: Obama praises stimulus effortsupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 10:20:00

In September 2010, President Obama said the stimulus had a positive effect but was not enough and more action is needed.

CNNMoney: Where's the stimulus?updated: Thu Feb 17 2011 15:04:00

A bill to jump start the economy. That was the main idea behind the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the "stimulus bill," which became law two years ago today.

Obama: America home to dreamersupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 09:12:00

President Obama names GE CEO Jeff Immelt head of a new jobs council and talks economy in Schenectady, New York.

Obama plan won't mean jobs right awayupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 09:12:00

President Obama has a noble idea. He argues that if the government is going to spend money to give a boost to the economy, whose growth is slow and anemic, why not use those funds to buy goodies we want anyhow?

CNNMoney: Texas's love/hate relationship with Washington's moneyupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 07:29:00

Texas Gov. Rick Perry likes to tell Washington to stop meddling in state affairs. He vocally opposed the Obama administration's 2009 stimulus program to spur the economy and assist cash-strapped states.

CNNMoney: Stimulus price tag: $2.8 trillionupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 13:34:00

Since the recession began three years ago, Congress has poured a total of $2.8 trillion into the economy in an effort to spur hiring, get people spending again and prop up industries struggling to stay afloat. While the $858 billion package of tax cuts passed last week was the biggest slice of stimulus yet, it accounts for less than a third of all the money spent since the start of 2008, according to multiple cost estimates prepared by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office over the last three years.

Obama signs tax deal into lawupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 19:41:00

President Barack Obama signed an $858 billion tax bill into law Friday, saying, "this is progress, and that's what (the American people) sent us here to achieve."

President Obama signs tax billupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 19:41:00

President Obama credits a bipartisan effort for tax legislation that extends Bush-era tax cuts.

CNNMoney: Tax cut deal: 51 million will take home lessupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 16:42:00

Despite a sweeping tax cut deal that is supposed to keep everyone whole financially, if not better off, 51 million households will face a higher tax bill or a lower refund compared with this year.

CNNMoney: Costliest stimulus, weakest payoffupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 07:03:00

The tax package passed by Congress has a bigger price tag than any other economic stimulus in history, but not much bang for all of those bucks.

CBO score shows tax plan ups deficit $900 billion in 5 yearsupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 21:54:00

The Congressional Budget Office released its score Friday on the tax plan hammered out between Republicans and President Barack Obama, showing a $893 billion hit on the deficit over the next five years.

CNNMoney: Tax deal: Rich aren't the only ones who benefitupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 14:54:00

Sure, the wealthy will make out like bandits in the tax-cut deal, but middle-class and lower-income folks will reap benefits too.

Henry in the House: Tax deal amounts to second stimulusupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 13:24:00

The metaphorical ink is still barely dry on the long, flowery press release President Obama sent out last Friday reacting to the drastic budget cuts proposed by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform that he appointed.

Democratic Sen. not happy about tax dealupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 13:24:00

John King gets reaction from Sen. Sherrod Brown on the new tax deal framework that President Obama announced.

Obama announces proposed deal on taxes, jobless benefitsupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 05:29:00

President Barack Obama on Monday announced a deal with Republican leaders that would extend Bush-era tax cuts for two years and unemployment benefits for 13 months while also lowering the payroll tax by two percentage points for a year.

CNNMoney: Lifelines for the poor are disappearingupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 10:49:00

With more people than ever living in poverty, the government's unprecedented effort to strengthen the safety net for needy Americans is running out.

CNNMoney: Dear Speaker Boehnerupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 11:04:00

Commentary: Maya MacGuineas is the director of the fiscal policy program at the New America Foundation.

Testing the Tea Party: Will the movement live or die?updated: Wed Oct 27 2010 13:57:00

In a few days, Americans could carve out a monument to the Tea Party's power -- or etch out the movement's political tombstone.

Boiling Point: Sneak peekupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 13:57:00

Check out a sneak peek of CNN's documentary "Boiling Point: Inside the Tea Party," which airs Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.

Obama: I should have advertised betterupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 21:40:00

Pres. Obama told a backyard gathering he didn't advertise the benefits of the economic recovery act enough.

Obama says he should have advertised policies betterupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 21:40:00

President Barack Obama told a friendly backyard gathering on Thursday that he was so focused on getting the policy right on helping the economy recover that he didn't devote enough energy to advertising the benefits.

Fortune: Who can magically fix the economy? No one - Full versionupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 07:39:00

Let us tell you an ugly truth about the economy, a truth that no one in power or who aspires to power wants to share with you, at least until after the midterm elections are over.

Obama seeks bipartisan support for infrastructure upgradeupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 12:39:00

President Barack Obama called Monday for Congress to approve a $50 billion plan to begin upgrading the nation's crumbling infrastructure, saying such an investment is vital to creating much-needed construction jobs and keeping the nation competitive in the global economy.

President Obama pushes roads planupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 12:39:00

President Obama announces his plan to address America's crumbling infrastructure and create jobs.

CNNMoney: Job report stokes political flamesupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 13:26:00

The government's monthly payrolls report on Friday provided plenty of fodder for politicians on either side of the aisle ahead of the Nov. 2 elections.

Chinese premier: Stimulus workingupdated: Sun Oct 03 2010 12:53:00

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says his country's huge stimulus plan will continue to create economic growth, as long as inflation expectations are well-managed.

Get to know the Chinese Premierupdated: Sun Oct 03 2010 12:53:00

Who exactly is China's premier Wen Jiabao? CNN's Fareed Zakaria investigates.

CNNMoney: Stimulus: Economists debate its successupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 14:03:00

Did the federal stimulus plan work in fixing the economy?

Tax cuts divide some Democrats, Obamaupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 10:19:00

Rep. Gary Peters says the economy is the reason some House Democrats support renewing tax cuts for the wealthy.

Tax cuts not the way to fix economyupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 10:19:00

President Obama proposes to let the Bush tax cuts for the rich expire as a way of "saving" $700 billion over the next 10 years. He says that our nation cannot afford those cuts, given the unsustainable outlook for the federal budget and the threat it poses to both our short-term and long-term economic health.

CNNMoney: Intel CEO: Stimulus didn't workupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 10:25:00

Intel chief executive officer Paul Otellini said the Obama administration needs to do a lot more to help create jobs and get the economy back on track.

Obama: Recession recovery has been 'painfully slow'updated: Fri Sep 10 2010 19:02:00

President Obama acknowledged Friday that bouncing back from the recession has been "painfully slow," but he insisted that the economy continues to grow as he pushed his administration's new economic proposals at his first news conference in months.

Obama looks to strengthen economyupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 19:02:00

President Obama talks about recovering from previous economic policy mistakes and ways to strengthen it now.

What's weighing on Obama as he makes economic pitchupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 09:32:00

President Obama, looking to assure the country that he's the man with an economic plan, is taking his message to the media, and ultimately, the American public.

Obama takes Boehner to task in Ohioupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 09:32:00

President Obama addressed Minority Leader John Boehner on his home turf, urging middle class tax cuts be made permanent.

CNNMoney: Obama tax breaks: Limited help for small bizupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 12:39:00

President Obama's plan to offer $200 billion in tax breaks for businesses that invest in plants and equipment would likely have only a limited impact on most small businesses, experts say.

Obama slams GOP leadership, economic policiesupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 17:50:00

President Obama opened the post-Labor Day stretch of the midterm campaign in the perennial swing state of Ohio on Wednesday, accusing the GOP of pushing bankrupt economic policies and putting politics ahead of national welfare.

CNNMoney: Boehner unveils his own plan to aid economyupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 15:53:00

House Minority Leader John Boehner outlined a plan to bolster the economy on Wednesday, just ahead of President Obama's speech detailing a $350 billion plan to boost jobs.

Obama pushes $50 billion in infrastructure spendingupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 07:57:00

President Barack Obama, in a bid to create jobs and boost economic growth, called on Congress on Monday to pass a $50 billion plan to renew the country's transportation infrastructure.

Obama plans big economic push: Too little, too late?updated: Mon Sep 06 2010 17:50:00

President Barack Obama is rushing to roll out a new economic plan this week, but his fellow Democrats are confronting a difficult question: Is it too little, too late?

Middle class a top priority for Obamaupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 17:50:00

President Obama praises labor unions and reaffirms commitment to building the middle class during remarks at Labor Fest.

CNNMoney: Obama's economy boost - just don't call it stimulusupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 17:54:00

President Obama is pledging to propose a new package of job-boosting ideas next week -- just don't call it stimulus.

Obama: Urgent task is to restore economyupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 07:17:00

The president turns his focus toward Afghanistan and the American economy now that he's ended Operation Iraqi Freedom.

President mulls new measures to spark economyupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 07:17:00

After a week mostly focused on Iraq and Mideast diplomacy, it's back to the economy for President Obama, who will deliver remarks Friday on the August unemployment numbers.

CNNMoney: Economists: I dunno, man. What do you think?updated: Tue Aug 31 2010 13:29:00

The air is quickly coming out of the recovery balloon, and economists have mixed views on how to pump it back up.

White House says stimulus plan boosting tech innovationupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 17:15:00

The Obama administration stepped up its defense of the controversial $862 billion economic stimulus plan Tuesday, releasing an analysis that conluded the measure is helping to spark major technological advances in energy production, among other things.

CNNMoney: CBO offers mixed take on tax cuts and stimulusupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 14:11:00

If the Bush tax cuts for the majority of Americans are extended, and stimulus spending is allowed to continue, that could boost the economy and help lower unemployment in the near term, the Congressional Budget Office said Thursday.

Stimulus spending slammedupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 14:15:00

Senators McCain and Coburn release a report on the stimulus, pointing out what they call misguided spending.

GOP senators list what they say are the 100 worst stimulus projectsupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 14:15:00

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GOP slams stimulus plan with list of 100 worst projectsupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 14:07:00

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CNNMoney: The tax hike nobody's talking aboutupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 12:29:00

Get ready for a smaller paycheck.

Geithner pushes plan to let tax cuts for wealthy expireupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 15:08:00

The Obama administration will push for letting tax cuts for wealthy Americans expire while extending them for the rest of the nation, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said.

Bush tax cuts: Time to expire?updated: Sun Jul 25 2010 15:08:00

CNN's Candy Crowley talks to Mort Zuckerman and Steve Forbes about letting tax cuts for the rich expire.

CNNMoney: White House: Stimulus funded 3 million jobsupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 12:32:00

Despite groans from Republicans about high unemployment and the growing national deficit, President Obama's administration continues to say the $787 billion stimulus is working.

Little 'appetite' for new stimulus, Obama adviser saysupdated: Sun Jul 11 2010 17:33:00

The Obama administration wants to boost the staggering U.S. economy by boosting exports and offering small-business tax credits, but the prospects for additional stimulus spending are weak, the president's top political adviser conceded Sunday.

CNNMoney: A stimulus program even a Republican can loveupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 08:21:00

There's at least one stimulus program that's creating jobs and winning praise from both sides of the political aisle.

Obama touts economic turnaround, bashes GOPupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 16:11:00

President Barack Obama said Thursday the U.S. economy is "headed in the right direction," and he challenged Republican critics to work with him to continue making progress instead of trying to obstruct his agenda.

CNNMoney: Stimulus: The big bang is overupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 05:42:00

The job market and economy need a serious jumpstart, but the stimulus program likely won't be able to do it.

Obama calls Rep. Boehner 'out of touch'updated: Wed Jun 30 2010 20:19:00

President Obama takes aim at Rep. John Boehner, calling him "out of touch" for comparing the financial crisis to an ant.

Obama criticizes GOP while calling federal deficit major concernupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 20:19:00

President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that the federal deficit is a significant concern, but he also criticized Republicans for obstructing what he called commonsense legislation and siding with big business.

Obama marks stimulus plan milestoneupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 13:27:00

President Barack Obama traveled to Columbus, Ohio, on Friday to mark the groundbreaking of what the administration is touting as the 10,000th road project to be funded by the politically controversial $862 billion economic stimulus plan.

White House begins new stimulus pushupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 08:11:00

The Obama administration's economic stimulus program has allocated $620 billion so far and created or saved at least 2.3 million jobs, Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday.

Obama's push for spending to boost economy gets mixed reactionupdated: Sun Jun 13 2010 14:20:00

President Barack Obama sent a weekend letter to congressional leaders seeking approval for previously proposed spending measures intended to protect the nation's economic recovery, but initial response Sunday was mixed.

Fortune: Questioning Keynesupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 16:42:00

In the 1930s, British economist John Maynard Keynes spearheaded a revolution in economic thinking: The free market is imperfect. And because of these imperfections, it's the government's job to intervene and somehow make things right.

Can we afford $100 billion jobs bill?updated: Fri Jun 04 2010 08:39:00

Last Friday, the House passed and sent to the Senate a jobs bill that was scaled down in an effort to control the cost.

CNNMoney: Goodbye, stimulus. Hello, state budget cutsupdated: Sun May 09 2010 08:10:00

Think states have made deep spending cuts? You ain't seen nothing yet.

CNNMoney: Stimulus funded nearly 683,000 jobs in first quarterupdated: Sat May 01 2010 19:31:00

The White House's $787 billion stimulus plan funded 682,779 jobs in the first quarter, administration officials said Friday.

CNNMoney: Economists: The stimulus didn't helpupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 03:56:00

The recovery is picking up steam as employers boost payrolls, but economists think the government's stimulus package and jobs bill had little to do with the rebound, according to a survey released Monday.

Tea Partiers rally on tax dayupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 09:41:00

Tea Party supports gather nationwide for tax day demonstrations. CNN's Sandra Endo reports.

Tea Party leader: What we wantupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 09:41:00

The modern Tea Party movement began on February 27, 2009, when small groups in 22 American cities gathered to protest the signing of President Obama's stimulus bill.

CNNMoney: Stimulus tied to 2.2 million jobs - White Houseupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 12:27:00

The government's Recovery Act is responsible for between 2.2 million and 2.8 million jobs through the first quarter of 2010, according to the latest stimulus report from President Obama's chief economic adviser.

Economy getting better, but still 'a long way to go'updated: Sun Apr 04 2010 16:28:00

The slow but steady U.S. economic recovery appears set to continue, with underlying indicators signaling a growing strength, some of the nation's senior economists said Sunday.

CNNMoney: Economic tide has turned - White Houseupdated: Sun Apr 04 2010 14:35:00

The slow but steady U.S. economic recovery appears set to continue, with underlying indicators signaling a growing strength, some of the nation's senior economists said Sunday.

CNNMoney: Tax refunds up 10% due to stimulusupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 14:39:00

White House officials said Monday that tax credits launched under last year's economic recovery bill have boosted the average refund by nearly 10% from the previous year.

CNNMoney: One jobs bill down ... what happens next?updated: Fri Mar 19 2010 07:26:00

Now that it's taken its first baby step towards creating jobs, Congress is looking at more measures to spur employment.

Stimulus created jobs, controversy, backlashupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 21:46:00

As members of the Obama administration on Wednesday tout stimulus successes across the country, they won't be highlighting its other effects -- the death of bipartisanship and the rise of the Tea Party movement.

Bickering over stimulusupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 21:46:00

Democrats are slamming stimulus critics on the program's first anniversary. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

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