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  • President Barack Obama speaks about his Promise Zones Initiative, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Promise Zone Initiative is part of a plan to create a better bargain for the middle-class by partnering with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safety. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    LAMBRO: Obama 'promise zones' won't help poor, creating jobs will

    Nearing the start of the sixth year of his presidency, with his job-approval polls in a nose dive, Barack Obama has suddenly decided to do something about growing poverty.

  • **FILE** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican (Associated Press)

    Sen. Rand Paul pushes 'economic freedom zones' for Detroit

    Sen. Rand Paul vowed Friday to push a proposal to create "economic freedom zones" in Detroit that would slash taxes and regulatory red tape in an attempt to revive the city's economy.

  • Illustration: Diplomatic investment by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    RAHN: Job-killing madness

    Most people intuitively understand that job creation requires capital investment, but many in the Obama administration and in Congress seem to have missed this basic fact of economic life. As the late Jack Kemp used to say, "How many truck drivers would you have if nobody had money to buy trucks?" There are numerous studies that try to measure the cost of the average job, but a figure of $225,000 on average is in the ballpark.

  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination, speaks at the Personhood USA forum in Greenville, S.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Gingrich makes play for gold vote

    Newt Gingrich has moved to capture some Republican voters who lean toward Ron Paul and other Republicans who were Jack Kemp followers by naming two gold bugs to the Gingrich future team of advisers.

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    HILLYER: After the debt deal - growth

    However the current debt-limit battle plays out, Washington lawmakers in the next phase of financial policymaking should move beyond simple accounting and focus primarily on economic growth.

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Jack Kemp trades football jabs with then-California Gov. Ronald Reagan in his Sacramento office in 1967. Mr. Kemp, a former quarterback and congressman, has been called one of Reagan's "biggest cheerleaders."

    LEHRMAN & CANNON: Forgetting the Kemp and Reagan revival

    The Democratic victory in upstate New York on Tuesday seemed to be about the unpopularity of the Republican Medicare plan. Democrat Kathy Hochul beat Republican Jane Corwin 47 percent to 43 percent to win the open seat in New York's 26th Congressional District, a shocking turn of events in a district that long had been a Republican beachhead in a blue state. The special election focused the last few weeks on the GOP's proposal to turn Medicare into a voucher program.

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