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Peter Orszag

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  • 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...
  • Good readin' for lefties

     
    The Republicans imply that the $716 billion in [Medicare] cuts will harm older Americans, but almost none of the savings come from reducing the benefits available for people already on Medicare. But if Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan were able......
  • Goldberg: Voter apathy isn't a crime

    Goldberg: Voter apathy isn't a crime
    It's a sure sign someone is losing when he demands that the rules be changed. That might explain the renewed interest in making voting mandatory. Peter Orszag, President Obama's former budget director and now a vice chairman at Citigroup, recently...
  • 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...
  • Are you ready to be stimulated?

    House and Senate Democratic leaders, negotiating into the night to forge a compromise with moderate Republicans, reached agreement Wednesday on a $789 billion economic recovery bill that President Barack Obama has called critical to pulling the country...
  • 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...
  • Judd Gregg: Obama doubling the debt

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Judd Gregg, the New Hampshire Republican who was ready to serve as President Barack Obama's Commerce Secretary until realizing that he had irreconcilable political differences with the new Democratic president, cites the biggest of...
  • 'Vintage Obama:' Budget kickoff in Senate

     
    by Mark Silva and Janet Hook President Barack Obama, pressing Congress for a record $3.55-trillion federal budget boosting spending on education, energy and health care, made a personal and private appeal today on Capitol Hill, where Democratic leaders...