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Sam Stein

Obama, Democrats Plot Out Follow-Through On Jobs Speech | Sam Stein | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday's dismal employment report, which reported no net change in the number of U.S. jobs, Top officials in the Democrat...

Sam Stein

David Axelrod Downplays Bad Jobs News, Says Austan Goolsbee To Play Big Reelection Role | Sam Stein | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lost in this week's announcement that Austan Goolsbee, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, would be leaving the White Hous...

Paul Volcker: Unemployment Has No Short-Term Solution

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEIJNG (AP) -- A top economic adviser to President Barack Obama said Tuesday he sees no short-term way to reduce high U.S. unemployment and expects sl...

Will Obama Shake Up His Economic Team? | PETER WALLSTEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The strategy sessions aired a range of disagreements over how to help Democrats forestall an electoral drubbing at the polls--a defeat party strategis...

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...

Larry Summers And The Subversion of Economics

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Elyse Ashburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration recently announced that Larry Summers is resigning as director of the National Economic Council and will return to Harvard ea...

Obama Hedges On Possible Geithner, Summers Departures

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama hedged Monday on whether he planned to keep Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and economic adviser Larry Summers on his staff...

Top Obama Administration Economic Jobs Remain Vacant

New York Times | SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Obama signaled on Friday that he was close to choosing a director for a new consumer bureau, but an array of top jobs that wil...

Tone Deaf White House Needs Top Economic Honcho to Counter Criticism That It's Anti-Middle Class

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The administration seems intent on shooting itself and Democrats in the foot by appointing a conservative pro-business executive rather than a proven fighter for the economic interests of the middle class.

Obama Economic Team Considering New Stimulus Heavy On Tax Breaks For Business

Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the recovery faltering less than two months before the November congressional elections, President Obama's economic team is considering another b...

Obama Economic Team Weighing New Wave Of Tax Cuts, Infrastructure Spending: WSJ

Wall Street Journal | DEBORAH SOLOMON and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration is considering a range of new measures to boost economic growth, including tax cuts and a new nationwide infrastructure progr...

Behind Obama's Decision To Toughen Stance On Big Banks

Wall Street Journal | Jonathan Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For nearly a year, President Barack Obama's economic team resisted measures to restrict the size and activities of the biggest U.S. banks. Two days af...

Al Hunt: Obama Economic Team Needs To Get Its Act Together

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A year ago, the expectation was that President-elect Barack Obama's economic team would be a smooth- functioning machine, and the outlook was for turb...

Washington: Totally Disconnected From Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Operating a business on Main Street is a lot different than lecturing at the Harvard Economic Club. The team Obama surrounded himself with has spent way more time in a faculty lounge than in the corner barber shop.

Dan Froomkin

Voters Who Lost Faith In Dodd Wouldn't Trust Obama's Economics Team Either | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Chris Dodd announced last week that he is relinquishing his office. He didn't really have much choice -- the voters of Connecticut were prepar...

Did Team Obama Get It Wrong On The Stimulus?

McClatchy | Kevin G. Hall and David Lightman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Should the federal government be doing more to help the economy regain its footing? That's the question du jour following a dismal June employment rep...

Tension Grips Obama's Economic Circle

New York Times | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON President Obama was getting his daily economic briefing one recent morning when a fly distracted him. The president swatted and missed, ju...

Arianna Discusses Tim Geithner on Larry King Live

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on Larry King Live Monday night to discuss whether or not Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner should be fired. Watch below: Embedded ...

Davos Diss: Obama Economics Team Not Coming

Yahoo! News | 25MinsAgo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The new US administration will send only one of President Barack Obama's close aides to the World Economic Forum's meeting in Davos next week instead ...

DAN TARULLO: Obama Economic Advisor To Be Named To Federal Reserve Board

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reuters is reporting that President-elect Barack Obama will promote Georgetown professor Dan Tarullo from being one of his economic advisors to fill a...

Economic Recovery Advisory Board To Be Led By Paul Volcker (SLIDESHOW)

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker will chair a new economic advisory panel created by President-elect Barack Obama and designed to stabiliz...

Obama Chooses Wall Street Over Main Street

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Maybe Ralph Nader was right: the same Wall Street hustlers will have a lock on our government no matter which major party wins the election. How else is one to respond to Obama's economic picks?


Bernard Rowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bernard Rowan

It's time to bring in a new generation of leaders to the White House, not just a new version of the same.

Obama: We Have A "New Way Of Doing Business, When We Make Mistakes, We Admit Them"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Obama gave another press conference today about the economy. While apologizing to a reporter about putting him in the wrong section at his press confe...

NYT: Geithner And Summers "Have Played Central Roles" In Provoking Crisis

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In various high-level government positions, Timothy Geithner, Mr. Obama's choice for Treasury secretary, and Lawrence Summers, his choice for director...