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Douglas Elmendorf

GOP Rep Gets Schooled By Economist During Tense Exchange

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Leave it to one of the country's top economists to fill in Congress on how a key federal agency works. During a Wednesday morning House Budget Comm...

GOP Using My Old Playbook to Twist Facts About Obamacare and Jobs

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you're curious about what I used to do as a PR guy for the health insurance industry, how I often took facts and figures and twisted them to advance a specific political or financial agenda, take a look at the behavior of some members of Congress last week.

Friday Talking Points -- Freedom From Job Lock

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.

Post Columnist Is Big Offender on CBO Obamacare Report

Sandy Goodman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Media
Sandy Goodman

The worst offender I saw in the press was Dana Milbank. I found him terribly hypocritical because he offered two almost completely contrasting takes on the CBO report on successive days, without ever admitting he'd done so.

CBO Director: Actually, Obamacare Will Reduce Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.07.2014 | Business

President Obama's health care reform law isn't going to kill 2.5 million jobs, Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Elmendorf told the House B...

Michael McAuliff

Why Extending Unemployment Aid Leads To More Jobs And A Better Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans who have been blocking the extension of longterm unemployment benefits on the grounds that the country can no longer afford ...

Arthur Delaney

Everybody Didn't Used To Hate The Idea Of Working Fewer Hours

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the workforce by the equivalent of 2.5 millio...

Congress Sees Little Progress In Budget Negotiations

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate budget negotiators say they're not close to an agreement but plan to keep at it. "We're trying to find common gr...

Michael McAuliff

Spending Showdown Could Spark Catastrophe

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican plan to have showdowns over both funding the government and raising the nation's debt limit could have severe conse...

Congressional Republicans and the Sequestration Squeeze

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

Republicans on Capitol Hill have dug themselves into a deep and narrow chasm whose walls are about to close in. In a matter of weeks, they may find themselves squeezed mercilessly between their implacable right wing and constituents feeling the pain of sequestration.

Alexander Eichler

Jay Carney: Economists Didn't Know How Bad The Recession Would Get

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made a surprising assertion on MSNBC Wednesday, saying that in early 2009, as Barack Obama was taking office, t...

At Least We All Now Know What the Health Care Reform Debate Is About

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The following five developments made clear that America is not prepared for what it must do in regard to health care reform.