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States may shed another 1 million jobs

December 3, 2009 - By Aaron Glantz, New America MediaOn the eve of President Barack Obama's White House Summit on Jobs, labor leaders yesterday issued a dire warning: Unless Congress and Obama create a "bold jobs program," state and local governments could shed almost a million jobs next year, further worsening our national unemployment rate. "The budget crisis that they face is dire," Thea Lee, chief of staff of

VOICES: Senate has final word on health care reform

November 12, 2009 - By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, New America MediaPresident Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, key House and Senate Democrats and Republicans, and most importantly the major pharmaceuticals and private insurers know one thing, and they've known it from the start of the health care debate: The Senate, not the House, will decide what, if any, health care reform plan is finally approved.