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Gene Sperling

Say What? White House Plots With Secretive Investment Firm With Ties to Bushes And Bin Ladens?

Paul Alexander | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

President Obama likes to say that his is "the most transparent administration" ever. But members of the environmental community and biofuel industry -- some of his most ardent supporters in the past -- might beg to differ.

Dave Jamieson

How The Clinton White House Played Politics With The Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

Democrats in Congress and a clear majority of Americans would like to raise the minimum wage and tie it to an inflation index so that it keeps up with...

Digital Democracy: Bipartisanship in the Obama Era

Joe Singh | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Joe Singh

There has been a paradigm shift. The expectation of representation has morphed from a law of averages to a demand for gratification.

Sam Stein

White House Adviser Gene Sperling [Not Yet Fully] Unplugged

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gene Sperling may no longer be at the White House, but he still gives the impression of a man moving at a frantic pace. President Bar...

Zach Carter

How Bill Clinton's 'F***in' Lie' On The Debt Kneecapped Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An internal Clinton administration memo, released last week, appears to show economic adviser Gene Sperling decrying parts of a planned ...

'That Was My One Daredevil Moment'

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes) By Steve Holland and Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - It seems fitting that Gen...

Sam Stein

White House Forcefully Defends Latest Health Care Law Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the president's top advisers on Tuesday accused Republicans of being transparently political in their criticisms of delays made t...

Arthur Delaney

White House Pushes Companies On Hiring Long-Term Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Business leaders have signed a White House pledge not to discriminate against hiring the long-term unemployed, President Barack Obama wi...

Diversity, Napolitano, and the University of California

Robert Shireman | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

UC's enrollment of low-income students is impressive, but the inadequate representation of Latino and African American students is a real problem.

Arthur Delaney

Rand Paul Pooh-Poohs Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that he's not opposed to unemployment insurance, but the longer benefits last, the lazier unemployed people g...

White House Calls For Passage Of Unemployment Benefits

AP | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — The White House is calling on Congress to make its first legislation of the new year the restoration of unemployment insurance for A...

Sam Stein

Who Killed Unemployment Insurance In 2013?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The looming expiration of federal unemployment benefits raises the question of whether Democratic lawmakers bungled the debate. Thou...

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...

Arthur Delaney

GOP Wants To Steal Turkey From Poor People, White House Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is hitting Republicans on the head with a turkey leg because they want to cut food stamp spending and it's Than...

Sam Stein

Obama Pushes To Save The Holiday Season For A Million Unemployed People

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday came out strongly in support of extending long-term unemployment insurance past its current expiratio...

Obama: 'We Know We Can Do More'

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics

* Obama says U.S. must do more to court investors * U.S. global share of investment shrinks * Embassies to focus on inve...

Obama's Top Economic Adviser Tells Democrats They'll Have To Swallow Entitlement Cuts

Bloomberg Businessweek | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

This morning, Gene Sperling, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, appeared before a Democratic business group for what was bille...

White House Official Suggests Openness To Short-Term Debt Ceiling Hike

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats intend to introduce legislation by mid-week to raise the nation's debt limit without the unrelated ...

Ashley Woods

Detroit To Get $300 Million Aid Package

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

DETROIT -- A bailout still isn't on the books for Detroit, but top Obama administration officials met with regional leaders Friday before announcing a...

Dave Jamieson

White House: No Bailout For Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Public workers and residents in Detroit shouldn't expect their city to be bailed out by the federal government. But during a meeting at ...

Top Obama Adviser Leaving

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will replace Gene Sperling, his chief economic adviser and West Wing workaholic, with Jeffrey Zients, a top aide ...

Bob Woodward, Gene Sperling Made Amends

Posted 04.04.2013 | Media

After February's highly public fracas, Washington Post reporter and White House economic adviser Gene Sperling met for lunch to put the whole feud beh...

Obama Lays Into The Media

Posted 03.10.2013 | Media

President Obama teased members of the media Saturday night during the annual Gridiron Club Dinner. The event brings together top political leaders and...

Obama Shows His Humorous Side At D.C. Dinner

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama poked fun at himself, Bob Woodward and Washington reporters on Saturday at a dinner that brou...

No Regrets: Covering Government as a Contact Sport

David Westin | Posted 05.08.2013 | Media
David Westin

If the press is doing its job, those high up in government should always be a bit uneasy because journalists should be asking some uncomfortable questions -- and sometimes coming up with answers that are equally uncomfortable.