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Peter Orszag

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  • Warren Buffett bets $1 that unemployment will drop to 8% by November 2012

     
    Warren Buffett, yes that Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor is putting his money where his mouth is while betting a former White House director that unemployment will sink by late 2012...
  • Good readin' for lefties

     
    The Republicans imply that the $716 billion in [Medicare] cuts will harm older Americans, but almost none of the savings come from reducing the benefits available for people already on Medicare. But if Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan were able......
  • Are you ready to be stimulated?

    House and Senate Democratic leaders, negotiating into the night to forge a compromise with moderate Republicans, reached agreement Wednesday on a $789 billion economic recovery bill that President Barack Obama has called critical to pulling the country...
  • Pedometers can motivate users to get in step

    Pedometers can motivate users to get in step
    If the journey toward fitness begins with a single step, make sure it's counted with a pedometer. These little step-tracking gadgets now have a solid track record when it comes to motivating people to exercise. And their popularity is growing. Inside...
  • Obama $3.55 trillion budget focuses on foundations, reviving economy

    With the $3.55 trillion budget outline unveiled Thursday, President Barack Obama finally showed where he's prepared to spend his political capital and what the battle lines will be in the months ahead. It was the political equivalent of an "all in"...
  • Washington Follies: Confirmation Sked

     
    Here's the schedule of confirmation hearings in DC, via The Page: Thursday, Jan. 8 Tom Daschle for Health and Human Services secretary Friday, Jan. 9 Rep. Hilda Solis for Labor Tuesday, Jan. 14 Sen. Hillary Clinton for Secretary of......
  • Recovery.gov: YouTube for geek squad

     
    by Mark Silva To hear the White House tell it, the new stimulus-tracking Web-site -- www.recovery.gov --is going viral. This is the portal that President Barack Obama promised the public as a means of keeping track of all those billions......
  • White House: Joblessness down in 2010

     
    by Mark Silva A budget, any budget, is based on assumptions. And the $3.55-trillion budget that President Barack Obama unveiled today - combined with his projections of the government's ability to finance health care for more Americans and other new......
  • Obama's budget: $1.75-trillion deficit

     
    by Mark Silva and Julian Barnes and updated President Barack Obama, proposing his first new budget today - a $3.55-trillion plan delivering new record levels in both federal spending and deficits - called on Congress to make a commitment to......
  • Obama worries charities

     
    by Frank James Peter Orszag, the Obama Administration's Office of Management and Budget director, defends the White House proposal to reduce the tax savings the wealthy get from their itemized deductions, a proposed change charities fear would harm...
  • Obama pledges reforms in contracting

     
    by Mark Silva Taking particular aim at overruns in defense spending, President Barack Obama today pledged to save up to $40 billion a year with a government-wide reform of federal purchasing. The White House is backing legislation that Sens. John......