Unemployment Insurance: Temporary Fixes Make for Permanent Malfunction

By: Friday December 24, 2010 1:00 pm

I do believe with nearly 10 percent unemployment, the government should provide more aid to those who lose their jobs, but it shouldn’t have been provided by a series of legislative band-aids.


KY Sen: Bunning’s Revenge

By: Thursday April 15, 2010 6:40 pm

Not yet in the showers, Jim Bunning throws Mitch McConnell a little chin music.

Bunning II: The ReBunninging – Unemployment/COBRA Benefits Hang in Balance

By: Wednesday March 24, 2010 4:46 pm

I noted this on Monday, that Senate Democrats would need to tee up another short-term extension of a variety of expiring provisions, including unemployment and COBRA benefits, before leaving for the March 26 recess. Last time, Jim Bunning objected to the extension and pushed it past the expiration date, arguing that the funding be offset. Republicans are already stating that they’ll make the same argument, despite the hammering Bunning and the GOP took during last month’s debate. Expect another round of fun with Republican cruelty toward the unemployed. And Reid might want to file cloture now, just to start the clock on that, because Republicans don’t appear to be in a mood to cooperate.

BREAKING: Bunning Hits the Showers

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 4:05 pm

Under increasing pressure from Democrats and members of his own party, Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) Tuesday night abandoned his one-man filibuster of a one-month extension to unemployment benefits and other programs.

Fury at Bunning as Dems Ready Broad UI Extension Bill

By: Monday March 1, 2010 6:37 pm

Democrats are trying to make a political point over Sen. Jim Bunning’s rejection of unanimous consent to move a short-term extension on several items which expired on Sunday. Bunning continued his refusal as of Monday morning.

VIDEO: Bunning to Place Hold on Bernanke, “Other Republicans” Will Join Him

By: Thursday December 3, 2009 11:35 am

In an exclusive video obtained by FDL News, Sen. Jim Bunning tells Mike Stark of Stark Reports that he will indeed place a hold on the nomination of Ben Bernanke to a second term for the Federal Reserve, as expected after his blasting of Bernanke earlier today.

Will Bunning or DeMint Put a Hold on Bernanke’s Re-Nomination?

By: Friday November 27, 2009 6:00 am

In the dogs-and-cats-living-together department, there isn’t a much more startling sight than Firedoglake founder Jane Hamsher on CSPAN, Thanksgiving morning, asking two conservative Republicans — South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning — to put a hold on Ben Bernanke’s re-nomination to head the Fed.

Employee Free Choice: Beware of the Big Lie Bill

By: Thursday February 26, 2009 1:35 pm

Opponents of the Employee Free Choice Act in Congress made their Big Lie into a bill Wednesday, when Republicans John DeMint (S.C.) and Mike Enzi (Wyo.) introduced the so-called Secret Ballot Protection Act.

Before we go further, let’s clear up the bill’s false implication right now:

The Employee Free Choice Act would not—repeat after me—would not, take away the secret ballot National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election process if workers seeking to form a union wanted to use it.

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