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March 3rd, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Jobless benefits bill passes

(CNN) – The Senate passed a $10 billion bill Tuesday that extends unemployment benefits for one month. Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY), a former major league pitcher, ended a high-stakes game of hardball by calling off his one-man filibuster.

President Obama wasted no time signing the measure into law last night. Our senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash has the report.

Read more: Bunning backs off, jobless benefits OK'd

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  1. Marcia Clarke

    I just saw your piece by Christine Romans regarding employers running credit checks by employers. Credit does not reflect the ability of a person–it is just another way for employers to find a way to discriminate against minorities and others who do not use traditional credit. I understand a criminal background check, but for a minimum paying job that does not handle money. People need a job so that they can pay their bills, it should be illegal. It is just another way to discriminate like the banking industry targeted minorities and low income people with their housing loans.

    March 4, 2010 at 8:44 am |
  2. JosephDanielBrian Lawlor

    John..they are in too deep to see a way out. This may help them.

    We are Government by our vote.
    We are Industry by our work.
    We are Finance by our banking.
    We are the Academic by our knowledgeand the application of that knowledge towards the wellness and betterment of the Peoples.
    We are the Military by our right to protect all that is a loved and held sacred.
    We are the Media by our expanding understanding of that which is around us.
    We are Religion by our faith, spirituality and ethics.
    We are the Peoples and without us the above do not exist.

    Government, Industry, Finance, Academic, Miltary, Media, Religion(spirituality+ethics) and the Peoples treated as separate systems independant of one another when in fact they are all part of one operating system that is yet to be put together properly. Each a part to the whole and while they are being treated as separate systems shows us that leaderships are lost to all that and fumbling around in the dark trying to fix that which is beyond their ability to fix at this time.

    Nervous system administering to the physical needs of the People. Arms and legs administering to the supply and demands of the Peoples. Arteries and veins with money acting as the blood flow. Brains with each a brain cell to the developing brain of humanity itself. Very unstable mind at this time is it not John. Immune system protecting the body against that which may come against it. Ears, eyes and voice to the People. The heart and the People who act as the skin holding/pulling it all together. See what we are growing here John? Leaderships and the People do not see or understand this yet do they.

    March 4, 2010 at 7:01 am |
  3. Mitchell

    Ah CNN keep pouring the kool-aid in favor of a bankrupt and socolist america.

    March 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  4. JB

    If the GOP care about China holding our debt, then stop sending all of our jobs to China. All the GOP care about is the November election.

    March 3, 2010 at 9:56 pm |
  5. John Paul

    Jim Bunning has merely brought to the attention of the American People that Washington is selling our country out one dollar at a time until we are owned by the "banksters" (in foreign governments). He who owns the gold makes the rules. This isn't about our children and grandchildren being saddled with tremendous debt (although that is a huge issue) but more about external entities (central and would banks) being able to dictate what we can and can't do in our country – with our country. China has already sold alot of our debt to Central Banks for a loss, and they will likely buy more and sell it at a loss. Why? Because we keep giving them the ammunition to shoot us with. There's no such thing as a "free lunch" and Washington is dining on caviar and steak at your Constitution's expense.

    March 3, 2010 at 11:27 am |