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March 2nd, 2010
06:12 PM ET
March 2nd, 2010
08:12 AM ET

Bunning Blocks Benefits for Jobless

Across the nation and on Capitol Hill, many are blasting Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning for blocking a $10 billion measure that would extend unemployment benefits to more than one million Americans. Bunning claims he doesn’t want to add to the national deficit, but Democrats argue this emergency funding should not be subject to the new “pay as you go” legislation. As a result, many jobless people starting Monday were no longer able to apply for federal unemployment benefits or COBRA health insurance.  (Read the full story here)

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Filed under: Brooke Baldwin • Kyra Phillips • Tony Harris