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Christina Romer, White House Economics Adviser, Dodges Questions About Windfall Profits Tax On "Morning Meeting" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday's "Morning Meeting", Christina Romer, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, dodged several questions on whether the White H...

Sam Stein

Romer Pleads With Firms To Not Dole Out Bonuses, Pledges Push On Regulatory Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Senior White House economic adviser Christina Romer offered a preemptive plea on Sunday for bailed out Wall Street firms to exercise restraint when it...

First Lady Brings Her Message To Denver

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — First lady Michelle Obama doesn't put much stock in standardized tests. "Don't let those tests defeat you. Don't let those tests define ...

Peter Morici: Obama May Denounce Giant Bonuses But He "Takes Care Of" His Wall Street "Friends"

Seeking Alpha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In Britain, the Prime Minister is imposing a special one-time claw back tax that will take 50 percent of bankers bonuses. In America, the bankers ge...

Jason Linkins

Romer Thinks "Consumers" Should Take Share Of Responsibility For Lehman Collapse | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hey kids, in case you haven't figured it out, yesterday was the anniversary of Lehman Brothers' epic collapse, touching off Wall Street's brilliant swan dive into a dung heap of its own making.

GDP Declines 1 Percent In 2Q, Better Than Expected

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Further evidence the recession is ending came in a report Thursday confirming that the economy shrank at an annual rate of just 1 p...

Sam Stein

White House Working With Congress To Extend Unemployment Benefits: Obama Adviser | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House will "absolutely" work with Congress to extend unemployment benefits for the more than million Americans who could lose that financial...

Christina Romer On How Health Care Reform Will Save Us Money

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, I wrote a couple of posts on the report issued by the White House's Council of Economic Advisers laying out "The Economic Case for Health R...

Sam Stein

McCain Adviser: Obama Burdened By Campaign Pledge On Health Care | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An ongoing lobby effort to get the White House to fund health care reform by ending the tax breaks for employers who provide coverage to their workers...

Christina Romer Sees Unemployment Rising Until 2010

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's chief economics forecaster said on Sunday that the nation's unemployment rate was likely to keep rising until 2010, even if the econ...

Economist-On-Economist Violence In Obama Administration?

CQ Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, as I was heading to the White House for the daily briefing, I ran into one of President Barack Obama's senior economic advisers. This perso...

Obama Economic Board Has Yet To Hold Public Meeting

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six weeks after President Barack Obama appointed a blue-ribbon panel to help him dig America out of its economic crisis, the board has yet to hold an ...

Christina Romer Gets it Wrong: "We Need Banks to Lend Like Crazy"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

"Lending like crazy" is exactly what helped trigger the global financial crisis -- and reflating those trends would be a major mistake if that is what the Obama administration is pushing.

Jason Linkins

Fox News Misleads Viewers With Biden Splice (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ThinkProgress made an excellent catch today, of the sort that I'm frankly surprised are still available to make, given the increased capacity that the...

Christina Romer: Fundamentals Of The Economy Are Sound

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The economy is fundamentally sound despite the temporary "mess" it's in, the White House said Sunday in the kind of upbeat assessme...

Christina Romer: Obama Not Overwhelmed By Bad Economy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A key economics adviser to President Barack Obama says the administration is moving methodically to restore American business healt...

Ryan Grim

Romer Seems To Break With Geithner On Cause Of Crisis | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Christina Romer, at a speech at the Brookings Institution Monday afternoon, appeared to give support to critics of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner...

Does Obama Know What He Is Doing?

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Let's not lose sight of the fact that, like Cheney, these political and business leaders all think they know what they are doing.

Sam Stein

Obama Adviser: Stimulus Won't Be Sexist, Not Just Help For "Burly Men" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama transition team put out a video on Sunday detailing the job creation components of their proposed stimulus legislation. Putting aside, for ...

Wise Men Say Recession is a Year Old

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

The seven "Wise Men" announced today that the economy entered a recession back in December 2007. The "Wise Men" are seven economists on the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee.

Obama Appoints Berkeley Professor Christina Romer to Chair Council of Economic Advisers

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Kall

Romer wrote, if not the book, at least the chapter for Encyclopedia Britannica on the Great Depression.

Team Obama: Transformation, Transparency & Trust

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

This team inspires trust due to their credentials, experience, and unity around Obama's core economic philosophy -- that America is built on a strong, vibrant, thriving middle class.

Christina Romer: Obama's Chair Of The Council Of Economic Advisers

HuffPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Check Back For Updates Christina Romer, University of California-Berkeley economics professor, will be tapped to be President-elect Barack Obama's c...

Obama's Economic Team: Reactions Roundup

HuffPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama officially announced the key players in his economic team just this morning, but already economics and politics sites h...