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Job seekers wait in line to meet with employers at a job fair in NYC, April 26, 2013.

Facing the unemployment cliff

11/19/13 04:00AM

At the end of December, key federal benefits are scheduled to disappear, cutting off unemployment checks to 1.3 million jobless Americans. It’s a harsh blow to those in states that have already cut back their own unemployment programs. read more

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to a reporter at the National Press Club in Washing on Dec. 5, 2012.

President Bernie?

11/18/13 12:15PM

If the 2016 presidential field does not include any outspoken leftists, then the U.S. Senate's only self-described socialist may step in to fill the void. read more