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Obama Assails GOP Over Economic Policies

Laying out details for his new economic stimulus program Wednesday, President Barack Obama regained his political swagger and ramped up his criticism of Republican leaders for failing to provide substantive policies that can help the nation's economic recovery regain momentum.

Senate Democrats Push $26 Billion Jobs Bill

Senate Democrats will propose a vote on a $26 billion measure to help states and local school boards in a bid to preserve jobs. The bill aims to preserve the jobs of tens of thousands of public sector employees by extending programs from last year%u2019s stimulus bill, The Associated Press reported. Democrats hope to gain support from Maine Republicans Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins.

Hiring Is Up, Yet Americans Remain Skeptical About Jobs

The Obama administration emphasizes the positive -- that jobs are being saved and slowly created. Critics and most Americans, however, see a still-dire employment picture. In this case, both sides are right. But Washington (Dems and the GOP) clearly still has a lot of work to do to get Americans back on the job.

$15 Billion Jobs Bill Leaves Many Grumbling

The U.S. Senate passed the $15 billion jobs bill by 70 to 28 votes. While senators are celebrating the bipartisan success, the bill's critics say it will do little to improve the employment prospects for most Americans.