By Carole on Oct 18, 2012
President Barack Obama will hold his election-night rally indoors this year instead of trying to recreate 2008's Grant Park event. While sources cite weather and security as the reason for the change, it's more likely that, win or lose, a mostly full convention center will look better for Team Obama than a mostly empty outdoor venue.
By Carole on Jul 19, 2012
The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims increased by 34,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 386,000. That brings the total number of people currently claiming unemployment benefits under all programs to 5.75 million. When President Barak Obama took office in 2008, 30 million people were receiving food stamps. Approximately 46 million people receive them today; that's one out of every seven Americans.
By Carole on Jun 16, 2012
Today's weekly addresses from President Barack Obama and Governor Scott Walker speaking on behalf of the GOP both centered on jobs and economic growth. But the similarities end there as their comments demonstrate the stark contrast between left and right, recklessness and responsibility, failure and success.
By Carole on Jun 1, 2012
In the wake of today's dismal news on hiring and employment, the stock market is diving and pundits and politicians are blaming President Barack Obama's failed policies for what House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called "the sad new normal." Meanwhile an exquisitely timed new ad from presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney answers the question "What will be different about a Romney presidency?"
By Carole on Jan 9, 2012
Americans do not require that their presidents have humble origins. In fact, many of the men who have occupied the Oval Office have been sons of privilege who added to their family fortune before taking on the presidency. But in this time when so many are struggling economically, our president and our presidential candidates should at least be able to sincerely empathize with the plight of the unemployed, the underemployed and all those who are truly fearful over their financial future.