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Peter Orszag

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  • 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...
  • 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"...
  • Ex-White House economist: 'Jobs deficit' needs greater attention

    Ex-White House economist: 'Jobs deficit' needs greater attention
    Amid the deficit-cutting fervor that has consumed Washington, Jared Bernstein hopes that the jobless rate isn't forgotten. -------------------- For the Record, 3:11 p.m. May 27: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that economist...
  • Geithner said to consider departure from Treasury

    Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has signaled to White House officials that he's considering leaving the administration after President Barack Obama reaches an agreement with Congress to raise the federal debt limit, according to three people...
  • 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......
  • Senate approves 7 Obama nominees

     
    by Jim Tankersley The Senate quickly confirmed seven of President Obama's cabinet nominees this afternoon, mere hours after the Inauguration - but it left many more, including Hillary Clinton, to wait at least another day. Among those winning approval by....
  • Obama Car Task Force Owns Sensible Group of Autos

     
    The Detroit News is reporting this morning on the car ownership status of President Barack Obama???s task force on the auto industry. The Detroit newspaper of course highlights the fact that only three of the 18 members and assistants own......
  • 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...