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Much of the media focus on work-life balance has covered how to juggle a career and raise children, but similar personal and professional sacrifices can be required of those who support aging parents.
A recent TV ad shows a conservative who is against Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli because he does not want to vote for a politician who "wants to be in my home." Since Terry McAuliffe supports President Obama on all things liberal, let's just count a couple of ways Mr. McAuliffe not only wants to be "in our home," but whose policies are actually destroying our lives, liberty and property.
As President Obama nears the end of his fifth year in office, his toughest job is dreaming up new excuses for his administration's mounting failures.
Parents rate the time they spend caring for their kids as the best time, beating out work and other activities. But it's also the most exhausting.
Foreign attacks on license holders are damaging U.S. innovation
The Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Thursday that it will not be releasing a jobs report on Friday due to the government shutdown, so economists have been looking to other indicators with mixed messages about the health of the American economy.
ANALYSIS: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's record ordinarily would have conservatives dreaming of a 2016 White House bid, but two hurdles stand between Mr. Walker and a presidential nomination run.
With his Syrian expedition in jeopardy, President Obama pivoted back to the economy. "Everything I've done," he told ABC News on Sunday, "has been designed, No. 1, to stabilize the economy, get it growing again, start producing jobs again." He used a Rose Garden event on Monday marking the fifth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers to reiterate the message. "We've cleared away all the rubble from the financial crisis," said the president, "and we've begun to lay a new foundation for economic growth and prosperity." That's news to the millions in the unemployment lines.
The biggest downsizing of state and local government in modern history has proved to be a big drag on the U.S. economy since 2009 and a primary reason the four-year-long recovery is more sluggish than other recoveries since World War II, economists say.
President Obama's rapid plunge into economic-, fiscal- and foreign-policy chaos has dealt a huge political blow to his long-troubled presidency.
The Labor Department reported Friday that the national unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent in August after businesses added 169,000 jobs, but the jobless rate for blacks actually ticked up to 13.0 percent.
President Obama has fled the White House for the peace and serenity of the beaches and golf links of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts leaving behind a mess of polls with failure written all over them.
This sounds like good news. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the unemployment rate dropped from 7.6 percent to 7.4 percent in July as the economy expanded with 162,000 jobs.
The new economic reality in the United States is this: The workforce has shifted from full-timers to part-timers.
It's called the most popular parlor game in Texas: Is Gov. Rick Perry mulling another White House run? We should know on Monday when Mr. Perry steps before a microphone at the Caterpillar heavy equipment dealer in San Antonio — which happens to be the nation's largest — to reveal his "exciting future plans," among other things.