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Austan Goolsbee

Chief Economist, Goolsbee: Walk With Me

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Zombeck

Before going to D.C. to meet with my Congressmen about their vote on the financial reform bill I asked people who have suffered at the hands of banks to submit stories for me to use as proof of what the lack of regulation and oversight has caused.

Obama Freeze Forfeits America's Future

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama's plan to unveil tonight a non-defense discretionary spending freeze for the next three years will essentially forfeit America's growth future to China. The President, one year into his job, and still dealing with the tail winds of the worst economic disaster in global markets and the U.S. economy since the Great Depression, is saying that he is going to freeze spending on virtually everything but the wars we have on hand. America needs to invest in itself.

Ryan Grim

Geithner, Summers Eclipsed As White House Changes Posture | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rolling out his new, more aggressive approach to Wall Street, President Obama turned to some advisers who hadn't been seen much in the past year. Stan...

Sam Stein

White House To Make Major Regulatory Reform Push After Health Care: Goolsbee | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the president's top economic advisers pledged a major push on financial regulatory reform once health care legislation is done with, citing the...

"Stand-Up Economists" Letter To Obama Adviser

Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yoram Bauman (no relation), who calls himself "the world's first and only stand-up economist," has penned an open letter to Obama economic adviser Aus...

Who Are You and What Have You Done With the Community Organizer We Elected President?

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The fatal hallmark of this president's financial policy is that it is being designed by the very people who created the mess that enriched them while impoverishing the nation, and they now want more of the same.

Sam Stein

White House Official Feels 'Nervousness' About Dodd's Regulatory Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(Updated with response from Dodd's office; see below.) One of the president's top economic advisers expressed concerns Friday that financial regulat...

Austan Goolsbee Calls Sarah Palin A Wingnut In Comedy Routine (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee won first prize in the 16th annual "D.C.'s Funniest Celebrity" contest last night. In his performance he...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

White House: House GOP Budget A "Joke" | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House and Senate Republicans emerged from an early morning meeting in a closed House chamber Wednesday morning to unveil their much-awaited budget alt...

Arthur Delaney

White House Adviser: AIG Deserves 'Nobel Prize For Evil' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A top White House economic adviser said in a CNN interview today that the people behind American International Group's financial products division des...

Sam Stein

AIG Outrage Dominates Sunday Shows | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans and Democrats alike expressed "outrage" with the news that insurance giant AIG had decided to pay out $165 million in bonuses despite rece...

Romer: "We're Pursuing Every Legal Means" To Undo AIG Bonuses

Huffington Post/Fox News/CNN | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A growing bipartisan chorus of lawmakers is condemning insurance giant AIG for deciding to pay out $165 million in bonuses despite receiving $170 bill...

Economy Before Turkey

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Warren

At Wednesday's press conference, Obama tried to look confident, not pretentious or precipitous, as he tried to convince us again to do what's almost impossible right now, be patient.

What Barack Obama Should Learn From Dick Cheney

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama should look to Cheney to understand how a pro -- even one who so damaged the interests of the nation -- managed power and purpose in government.

Who Wasn't On Stage With Obama and Should Have Been?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I'm not satisfied with the roster of economic personalities and thinkers we see Barack Obama mixing with.

Jason Furman And Barack Obama

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Furman as chief economic adviser tells us little about Obama economics but much about Obama. Furman is young and smart and he actually told the press that "Bush has had some bad luck with the economy."

Obama Supporter: Goolsbee Should Clarify NAFTA Comments To Canada

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A bit of a veer off topic on the Obama conference call to press Clinton to drop Mark Penn. Teamsters President James Hoffa, asked about Austan Goolsb...

Dowd: You Can't Be Elected President Unless You Prove You're Tough

New York Times | Maureen Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I was covered in barbecue sauce, somewhere over Texas, when Barack Obama loped down the aisle of the plane to chat with reporters. I felt guilty, bec...

Obama Denies Assuring Canada on NAFTA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Canada's parliament took up the issue of Obama's position on NAFTA today, with Liberal leaders angrily accusing conservative Prime Minister St...

Clinton, Obama Zero In On Economy

Bloomberg | Matthew Benjamin, Indira Lakshmanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Democratic presidential front-runner Barack Obama and his challenger, Hillary Clinton, are both zeroing in on the economy as the campaign moves to big...