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Jobs Plan Stuck, Obama Takes New Tack, New Slogan

Turns to executive orders to create economic relief

(Newser) - Barack Obama's jobs bill may have been stopped in the Senate by Republican filibuster threats , but the president still has plenty of tools at his disposal. Beginning today, he plans to launch a series of measures to help with housing, education, and the economy, reports the New York Times... More »

Steele: GOP Is on Rebound. Really.

If party looks forward, rather than back, it will see a bright future

(Newser) - Sure, we’ve fallen on hard times, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele writes in Politico. But, he insists, the GOP is straightening its priorities out. “The Republican Party will be forward-looking—it is time to stop looking backward,” Steele writes. Republicans will stand against “the most... More »

Obama's Approval Dips to 63%

(Newser) - President Obama’s approval rating has slipped from 68% just after inauguration to 63% one month in, the Chicago Tribune reports today—just above average for the past few presidents at this stage. Though the modest slip is likely due to a hardening of Republican opposition, any "increased public... More »

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