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Top Obama Aide Postpones White House Departure

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's top economic aide Gene Sperling is postponing his departure...

Obama's Wants A New Ally In The Fiscal Cliff Debate

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will launch a multipronged push this week to garner support for his proposals to solve U.S. fi...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Economic Plan To Discourage Outsourcing, Reward 'Insourcing' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the heels of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, senior economic advisers to the president on Wednesday shared more ...

Solyndra Investor Had Three White House Meetings on Energy Policy

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

This post was written by Bill Allison, editorial director of the Sunlight Foundation. George B. Kaiser, the Obama campaign bundler and Tulsa oilman w...

White House Advisor Named Dean Of CU Law School

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.03.2011 | Denver

The University of Colorado Boulder announced that Philip Weiser, senior advisor for technology and innovation to the National Economic Council at the ...

Maxwell Strachan

WATCH: Summers Dismisses Idea Of Regulating Financial Instruments (WATCH) | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

Depending on who you ask, regulation is either a hindrance to the global economy or our only hope against global economic collapse. Safe to say Larry ...

The Corporate Tax Simplification Delusion

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

If the dogged faith in simplicity ends up trumping efforts to reshape the corporate tax code as a driver of innovation and U.S. competitiveness, it will result in less, not more growth and jobs.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Pick For Top Economic Post Hailed By Business For Pragmatism, Deal-Making | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gene Sperling, the Treasury official widely expected to take over as President Obama's chief economic adviser, is the sort of figure who has been arou...

William Alden

Gene Sperling, Leading NEC Director Candidate, Earned $900K From Goldman Sachs | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gene Sperling, a leading contender for a top economic post in the White House, made millions on Wall Street even as the economy faltered. The adviser...

William Alden

Possible Larry Summers Replacements Said To Be Narrowed To 3 | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As Larry Summers nears the end of his term as director of the National Economic Council, the list of potential replacements has been whittled down to ...

Dan Froomkin

Summers, Unapologetic To The Bitter End | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his final public remarks as head of President Obama's National Economic Council on Monday morning, Larry Summers, to no one's surprise, had nothin...

William Alden

Robert Shiller: Job-Creation Stimulus On Levin's 'Agenda' | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yale President Richard Levin, who is reportedly being considered for an economic post in the Obama administration, believes the government should give...

William Alden

Yale President Richard Levin Might Call For Second Stimulus, As Top Economic Adviser | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There are hints that Yale President Richard Levin could soon assume a top economic advisory job in the White House, a move that would suggest an ideol...

Will We Finally Get a Seat at the Table? Help Pick a Replacement for Larry Summers

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Segal

There are countless progressive economists who advocate for higher minimum wages, tighter financial regulation, fair trade agreements, and an economy that generally works for you and me.

Restoring the Balance

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Picking a new head for the National Economic Council is an important moment for the president's rapidly realigning White House staff. It is an opportu...

Restoring the Balance

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Picking a new head for the National Economic Council is an important moment for the president's rapidly realigning staff. The old economic models are broken, and a little entrepreneurial populism is exactly what is needed.

Why Should We Care About Housing?

Tom Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Silva

The Obama administration - fresh on the heels of its financial regulation reform legislative victory - has now set its sights on the housing market. P...

Replacing Summers: Will Obama Please Wall Street or Struggling Americans?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

After two years of governing a country locked in economic misery, you'd hope that Obama and his economic team would've learned that what matters isn't the economic team's resume or what "signals are sent" to Wall Street.

Shahien Nasiripour

Progressive Economists Offer Their Suggestions To Replace Larry Summers: 'No More Rubinites' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Progressive economists have one piece of advice for President Barack Obama when it comes to replacing top economic adviser Larry Summers: No more Robe...

Jobs Should Come First

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Could Senate Republicans deliver a harsher slap in the face to working families than heading out for a holiday recess after repeatedly blocking unemployment aid for hard-working people who've had their jobs taken away?

White House CEO List | EAMON JAVERS | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The White House has made a quiet but extensive effort to reach out to corporate executives in a series of dinners and lunches at the White House with ...

Larry Summers: Cutting Unemployment Could Take Years

Yahoo! News | Alister Bull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"Addressing 10.2 percent unemployment is a matter of very great urgency. It is not something that is going to be fixed in a week, or a month, or a yea...

Bank Of America Had Early White House Support On Merrill Lynch Deal | Zachary A. Goldfarb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Top economic advisers to President Obama signed off on a deal to protect Bank of America from losses incurred by its purchase of failed Wall Street fi...

Summers Criticizes Bailed Out Banks For Not Lending More, Says Economic Recovery Pace 'In Doubt' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

White House National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers chastised some banks that received government aid for not doing enough to reduce forec...

Summers: Economy Has Moved Back From Catastrophe

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top economic adviser has new cause for optimism. Back in January, Lawrence Summers said, Google searches f...