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White House Slams Bill As 'Political Gamesmanship'

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics

* White House calls House bill "political gamesmanship" * Debt limit issue comes to a head late July or later * Prioriti...

Joe Satran

Agencies Axe Food Safety Requirement Aimed To Prevent 1 Million Illnesses A Year | Joe Satran | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

At the very beginning of 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its proposals for the most important food safety regulations in a genera...

Obama Picks Walmart Foundation Head For Big Job

Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama nominated Sylvia Matthews Burwell as Director of the White House Office of Management And Budget Monday. She is currently the h...

Obama To Name Walmart Foundation Head To Key Post

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

* Obama to nominate Burwell on Monday * Veteran of Clinton White House * Brings more gender diversity to Obama team ...

Dave Jamieson

White House Hits Embarrassing Milestone | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A work safety rule that scientists say would save lives in the construction and mining industries is still caught in red tape at the Whi...

The Report on Useless Reports

Lester & Charlie | Posted 03.19.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

We learned this week that the Office of Management and Budget -- the largest office in the Executive Office of the President of the United States -- decided to make itself useful in eliminating government waste. And so it issued its Report on Useless Reports!

Dave Jamieson

Workers Still Waiting On White House's 'We Can't Wait' Initiative | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A year ago President Barack Obama stood with a group of home care aides and announced that his administration would be extending to them...

How Much Would the Obama Budget Reduce the Deficit?

Paul N. Van de Water | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Paul N. Van de Water

Ignoring the enacted savings would understate the total amount of deficit reduction that current budget proposals would achieve. It also would understate the overall share of deficit reduction achieved through program cuts rather than tax increases.

Replacing Cass Sunstein

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

Whether President Obama gets another bite at the apple or Governor Romney gets a shot at the next appointment, there are certain tenets that should be adhered to when looking for a new OIRA director.

Patrick Svitek

White House Budget Chief: Don't Send WARN Act Layoff Notices Before 'Fiscal Cliff' | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

The latest chapter in budget cut politics opened Wednesday as the Obama administration's top fiscal guru stood by federal direction that some companie...

Dave Jamieson

More Workers Killed On Job In 2010, Labor Group Says | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen U.S. workers were killed on the job each day and roughly 50,000 died from work-related diseases in 2010, a worrisome increase i...

Max J. Rosenthal

Veterans Shielded From Massive Budget Cuts | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Office of Management and Budget, a White House agency, ruled on Monday that the Department of Veterans Affairs would be exempt from ...

Zach Carter

Republican Financial Regulator Goes Crying To OMB | Zach Carter | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a signal that partisan squabbling in the nation's capital may be reaching new levels of rancor, a key Republican regulator is pursuin...

Dave Jamieson

Life-Saving Regulation Languishes As Campaign Money Flows | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal rule meant to protect the lungs of workers has been caught in bureaucratic purgatory for more than a year now, frustrating pub...

EPA 'chemicals of concern' list stuck nearly two years in executive review

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Chris Hamby and Jim Morris, iWatch NewsAbout 21 months ago, a proposed list of widely used chemicals that may pose health risks landed at the White...

Reflections on Twenty Years of Policy Innovation

Robert Stavins | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Robert Stavins

In 2009, the U.S. Congress considered but ultimately failed to enact legislation aimed at limiting U.S. greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. The bill unde...

Lucia Graves

Federal Fracking Regulations In Draft Report Would Require Disclosure Of Chemical Fluids | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Natural gas drillers would be required to disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" on public lands, accordi...

Economics of the Environment

Robert Stavins | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green
Robert Stavins

The Sixth Edition of Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings has just been published by W. W. Norton & Company of New York and London. Throug...

Dave Jamieson

Is Industry Pressure Delaying Safety Rule At White House? | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A long-awaited federal rule designed to protect workers in the construction and mining industries has been tied up in red tape at the Wh...

Janell Ross

Cutting Federal Deficit Via Building Sales Doesn't Sit Well With Homeless Advocates | Janell Ross | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

In Boston, an 11-story building near the city's financial district beckons homeless veterans with a range of assistance programs, including medical at...

Dave Jamieson

Health Care Workers On Verge Of Winning Equal Rights, Higher Pay | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.04.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Though many of the people they care for wouldn’t know it, the roughly two million home care aides who tend to the elderly and disabled...

Review Of Obama Regulations Reveals Surprising Result

Bloomberg | Mark Drajem And Catherine Dodge | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's "tsunami" of new government regulations looks more like a summer swell. Obama's White House has approved fewer regulations...

Lucia Graves

EPA Pushes Back Against Report Alleging Agency Cut Corners On Climate Finding | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday pushed back against an inspector general report alleging the White House cut corners in...

Low and Slow: The Process of Reforming Government

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Linda E. Brooks Rix

If you were asked to make a personal investment in an organization would you accept an investment plan that would take 10 years, billions of dollars, with the odds of success below 25 percent?

Lucia Graves

House Republicans See Rushed Review In Solyndra Emails | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday charged top administration officials with rushing the review of more than $500 million in loan guarantees...