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VIDEO: Romanoff, Buck outline clear, divergent economic visions

COLORADO SPRINGS-- Answering questions on the economy, ongoing international trade imbalances and American employment here Tuesday, U.S. Senate candidates Andrew Romanoff (D) and Ken Buck (R) offered impressively wide ranging answers that highlighted Democratic and Republican differences in a measured fashion that has been rare in this year's heated political environment and primary season.

Senate likely to approve unemployment benefits extension today

Today, Congress plans to vote to extend unemployment benefits, which have been held up in the Senate for an unprecedented two months. Lawmakers will reconsider H.R. 4213, also known as the jobs bill or the extenders package, as the vehicle for a $34 billion extension of benefits — retroactive to June 2, when they lapsed, and continuing through the end of November.

Obama slams GOP for putting tax cuts above unemployment extension

In his weekly address, President Obama hammered Republicans for putting the interests of the rich above the unemployed. He said they are making a...

In unemployment benefits extension, a logistical headache for states

On Tuesday, members of the U.S. Senate plan to vote on a federal extension of unemployment benefits, which has been blocked by Republicans for an unprecedented two months. The swearing-in of Carte Goodwin, the temporary replacement for the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), will give Democrats the crucial 60th vote to overcome a GOP filibuster and restore unemployment insurance to 2.5 million Americans.

Blue Dog Markey votes against unemployment extension

Thursday, Colorado Congresswoman Betsy Markey, one of the so-called "blue dog" fiscal conservative members of the Democratic caucus who's fighting a tough reelection battle...

GOP deficit hypocrisy sinks unemployment extension

Both houses of Congress adjourned last night without passing an unemployment benefits extension of any kind, leaving for a weeklong holiday with more than...

Gridlocked Senate fails again to pass unemployment extension

WASHINGTON-- On Wednesday night, a bare-bones measure to keep federally funded unemployment insurance checks headed to the long-term unemployed failed in the Senate. Moderate Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine had signed on to vote for cloture on the $34 billion bill. But without Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), who passed away earlier in the week, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) — the majority leader who hails from the state with the worst unemployment rate in the country — once again found himself stuck at 59 votes. By the time Byrd’s replacement is in place, in mid-July, two million Americans will have lost their benefits, and the bill extending them will have languished for some 11 weeks.

Ritter joins governors urging Congress to extend health spending

As part of a desperate bipartisan group consisting of the vast majority of the nation's governors, Bill Ritter called on Congress to pass Federal...

Reid searching for one more vote to advance unemployment extension bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is telling reporters today that he has won the votes of two Republicans for his extension of federal...

Angle would cut unemployment benefits to motivate jobless

Tea party favorite Sharron Angle, the Nevada GOP’s candidate for Senate, is arguing that the government should cut unemployment benefits to get the jobless...