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Peter Orszag

Orszag To Step Down As White House Budget Director

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — White House Budget Director Peter Orszag plans to resign, a Democratic official said Monday night, positioning him to be the first ...

White House Meddles With Federal Agencies, Defying Obama's Own Order

Rena Steinzor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rena Steinzor

Obama appointees Peter Orszag and Cass Sunstein, the director of OMB and Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, respectively, seem to be operating in defiance of an Executive Order by Obama.

OMB puts its thumb on the scale against the environment

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The Office of Management and Budget's effort runs counter to the administration's strong and positive agenda on energy efficiency, renewable energy and the environment in general.

Details From Jonathan Alter's Book, 'The Promise,' Leak: Obama On Teabaggers, Rahm's Fits, Summers vs. Orszag

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Democrats prepare to vote on the historic health-care legislation this weekend, a new look inside the White House is emerging from an upcoming book...

Private Equity, Hedge Funds Face Tax Hike: 15% to 39.6%

nytimes.com | Andrew Ross Sorkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Of course, even if the measure passes, Wall Street executives are ready: They've already begun devising clever new "structures" to skirt the tax chang...

Unemployment To Stay High In 2010

Daily Finance | Bruce Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and other top economic officials in the Obama administration say that, while they expect some improvement thi...

White House Geek Is Chic

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Oh, how the culture of the White House has changed from the Bush administration to Obama's. During Bush's reign, the White House reeked of machismo.

After the Hamilton Project

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

In 2006 Robert Rubin and his allies created the Hamilton Project to formulate a Democratic agenda. It was a brilliant tactical move, but unfortunately, financial reform was not on this agenda.

Value-Added Tax Trap: The inevitable fix for the deficit

Feb. 8, 2010 | Shawn Tully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- The gigantic deficits the Administration is projecting are appalling, and they provide a chilling look at our future: America is...

Sam Stein

CNN's Kiran Chetry Spars With Orszag Over 'Middle Class' Tax Cut

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There is a strong (though by no means universal) consensus that if the Obama administration wants to make a serious dent in the federal deficit, it wi...

Chu v. Orszag: Why Chu Is Right and Orszag Is Wrong

Steve Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Kirsch

The White House has proposed barring Energy research on fast reactor recycling of nuclear waste, drawing protests from Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

Bianna Golodryga PHOTOS: Meet Peter Orszag's Fiancee (PICTURES)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Much has been made of Peter Orszag's recent engagement to ABC News financial reporter Bianna Golodryga, the revelations that he has a love child with ...

Jason Linkins

Peter Orszag Love Child: Not That Rare Despite Media Obsession

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over at Double X, Kerry Howley makes a sensible point about Peter Orszag and "journalists' enduring attachment to the phrase 'love child'." I've yet ...

Peter Orszag, Bianna Golodryga Dating! OMB Director And ABC Money Honey An Item

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

OMB Director Peter Orszag and ABC News financial reporter Bianna Golodryga are an item! The Washington Post's Reliable Source column reports that the...

WATCH: Orszag Curiously Circumspect About Unemployment Insurance Extension

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Appearing on the Charlie Rose show Tuesday night, White House budget chief Peter Orszag was surprisingly noncommittal about the idea of extending unem...

How the White House Used Gruber's Work to Create Appearance of Broad Consensus

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The White House is placing a giant bet on Gruber's "assumptions" to justify key portions of the Senate bill. Now we know that Gruber's work was not that of an independent analyst but a contractor to the White House.

Where Is the Compassion for Men Who Get Saddled With Kids They Didn't Want?

Jill Brooke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill Brooke

Both Tom Brady and Peter Orszag's girlfriends made choices that their boyfriends clearly didn't support or prefer. Why are the women considered the source for compassion and not the men?

Bianna Golodryga Announces Engagement To Peter Orszag On "GMA" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC News financial reporter Bianna Golodryga announced on "Good Morning America" Tuesday what was reported Monday: that she and boyfriend OMB Director...

Carl Levin: Upper-Bracket Tax May Be Needed For Afghan War Cost

bloomberg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Higher-income Americans should be taxed to pay for more troops sent to Afghanistan and NATO should provide half of the new soldiers, said Carl Levin, ...

Health Insurance Companies Want Severe Penalites For People Who Do Not Buy Coverage

The Associated Press | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP)-- The health insurance industry doesn't want Congress to let you off easy if you decide to ignore a proposed requirement that all Amer...

White House Changes How It Counts Jobs 'Saved' By Stimulus, Includes Those Not At Risk

ProPublica | Michael Grabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the White House unveiled its nearly $800 billion stimulus package last year, it promised not only to create and save 3.5 million jobs but also to...

Claire Milonas Has Peter Orszag's Love Child Tatiana Zoe (PHOTO, INFO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Claire Milonas, daughter of Greek shipping exec Spiros Milonas, gave birth to White House budget director Peter Orszag's love child in November 2009. ...

Is Truth the Next Casualty in the White House's Push For the Senate Bill?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Policy experts are free to represent their Administration. But, like generals testifying before Congress, I believe they also have a responsibility to lay the facts out fully before the American people.

How to Abort the Recovery

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

As unemployment continues to rise, deficit hawks are upping their efforts to use the economic crisis as a pretext for gutting basic social programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

Peter Orszag's Hair: Toupee Or Not Toupee? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Lately, all eyes have been on OMB Director Peter Orszag with his engagement to ABC News financial reporter Bianna Golodryga, his love child with Clair...