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CHART: How Many Lost Jobs Have Been Recovered Since Obama Took Office In 2009?

Some have accused President Obama of driving up the deficit and killing jobs. This chart seems to suggest otherwise...

CHART: How Many Lost Jobs Have Been Recovered Since Obama Took Office In 2009?
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Michael Linden, Director of Tax and Budget Policy at the Center for American Progress, writes: "There are now more private sector jobs than there were in January 2009, when President Obama took office. Unfortunately, the public sector continues to shed jobs, and as a result, the overall jobs picture in the US remains weak.

If you want to understand why conservative efforts to slash funding for teachers, firefighters, cops is bad for the economy, look no further than this graph."

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Seven years ago, Bill Murray shared a powerful story about the importance of art. The revelation came during a discussion at the National Gallery in London for the release of 2014's "The Monuments Men." The film is about a troop of soldiers on a mission to recover art stolen by the Nazis.

After his first time performing on stage in Chicago, Murray was so upset with himself that he contemplated taking his own life.

"I wasn't very good, and I remember my first experience, I was so bad I just walked out — out onto the street and just started walking," he said.

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