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Peter Orszag

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  • Social media wrap: Dee Dee Myers tweets that Robert Gibbs likely is out, Bill Burton in

     
    Clinton administrations press secretary takes to Twitter to predict that Obama will shuffle his press team after the November midterms....
  • Obama completes his new economic team with additional appointments

     
    President Obama completed the rebuilding of his economic team Friday, formally naming Gene Sperling as the replacement for Larry Summers and announcing three other appointments. "Now, part of our mission -- part of this team’s mission -- in the months.....
  • Warren Buffett bets $1 that unemployment will drop to 8% by November 2012

     
    Warren Buffett, yes that Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor is putting his money where his mouth is while betting a former White House director that unemployment will sink by late 2012...
  • White House Chief of Staff, Bill Daley, Resigns

    White House Chief of Staff, Bill Daley, Resigns
    WASHINGTON, DC -- President Barack Obama announced Monday that White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley is stepping down and will be replaced by Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew. Two senior Obama aides told CNN that Daley will stay in his...
  • Pedometers can motivate users to get in step

    Pedometers can motivate users to get in step
    If the journey toward fitness begins with a single step, make sure it's counted with a pedometer. These little step-tracking gadgets now have a solid track record when it comes to motivating people to exercise. And their popularity is growing. Inside...
  • Lawmakers Consider Taxing Botox, Plastic Surgery

    Lawmakers Consider Taxing Botox, Plastic Surgery
    WASHINGTON -- They call it the "Botax." The White House and Senate Democrats have turned to a proposal to tax breast implants, tummy tucks, wrinkle-smoothing injections and other procedures as they search for ways to pay for costly health care overhaul...
  • White House: Joblessness down in 2010

     
    by Mark Silva A budget, any budget, is based on assumptions. And the $3.55-trillion budget that President Barack Obama unveiled today - combined with his projections of the government's ability to finance health care for more Americans and other new......
  • Obama's budget: $1.75-trillion deficit

     
    by Mark Silva and Julian Barnes and updated President Barack Obama, proposing his first new budget today - a $3.55-trillion plan delivering new record levels in both federal spending and deficits - called on Congress to make a commitment to......
  • Obama worries charities

     
    by Frank James Peter Orszag, the Obama Administration's Office of Management and Budget director, defends the White House proposal to reduce the tax savings the wealthy get from their itemized deductions, a proposed change charities fear would harm...
  • Obama pledges reforms in contracting

     
    by Mark Silva Taking particular aim at overruns in defense spending, President Barack Obama today pledged to save up to $40 billion a year with a government-wide reform of federal purchasing. The White House is backing legislation that Sens. John......
  • Obama: 'Not always going to agree'

     
    by Mark Silva "This is a pretty big house, so we get lonely,'' President Barack Obama told his dinner guests at the White House last night - congressional committee chairmen and ranking members from the other party called to dine......
  • Obama budget means bigger deficits: CBO

     
    by Frank James President Barack Obama's ambitious agenda to make major investments in healthcare, education and energy was imperiled by a new estimate by Congress's budget experts who suggested that the president's $3.6 trillion budget and its new...