Obama Pushes Republicans to Put Aside Politics, Pass Unemployment Benefits

President Obama said today that the federal government has a responsibility to assist the nation's unemployed as they look for work and urged Senate Republicans to put politics aside and join Democrats to pass an unemployment benefits extension. "It's time to stop holding workers laid off in this recession hostage to Washington politics. It's time to do what's right, not for the next election, but for the middle class," the president said in the Rose Garden this morning. "We've got to stop...Full Story
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