Sep 1, 2011 — When President Obama unveils his jobs plan to Congress next week, he'll have to balance his desire for spending on programs that might stimulate the economy against the nation's current appetite for cost-cutting. We examine the pros, cons and politics of six proposals that might make Obama's list.
Nov 5, 2010 — Perhaps it was just an oversight. Or maybe it was a recognition of the stimulus' unpopularity. Obama commented on the jobs-growth data before leaving on a trip to Asia which he is framing as a trip to get business and jobs for U.S. firms and workers.
Oct 18, 2010 — Congressional opponents of economic stimulus spending quietly sought money for their districts. Instead of using the politically radioactive process of earmarks, they used a lesser known process called "lettermarking."
Aug 22, 2012 — Many Federal Reserve members said there would have to be action fairly soon if the economy didn't pick up, according to the minutes of their most recent meeting. Separately, the CBO warned of a recession if the economy goes off a "fiscal cliff" at the end of year.
Mar 4, 2011 — Florida's Gov. Rick Scott has told the U.S. government that his state doesn't want $2.4 billion in stimulus funds that were intended for its high-speed rail project, sparking anger in a state coping with high unemployment and a lingering real estate crisis.
Aug 10, 2010 — The House passed $26 billion in aid its supporters said would save 300,000 teacher jobs.
Aug 3, 2010 — Sens. McCain and Coburn release their latest list of what they consider wasteful stimulus projects.
Jul 14, 2010 — Obama team was economic stimulus saved or created 3.6 million jobs months ahead of schedule.