January 11, 2009
· Senate Budget Committee holds hearing on the nominations of Peter R. Orszag to be director and Robert Nabors to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. · House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on the use of the Troubled Assets Relief Program funds under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act. · Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds hearing on nominations of Mary L. Schapiro as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Daniel Tarullo as member of the Federal Reserve System Board...
February 7, 2009
President Obama yesterday unveiled members of the White House Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Paul A. Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, will serve as chairman, and Austan Goolsbee, an Obama adviser, will serve as staff director and chief economist. Members of the board include: · Anna Burger , chair, Change to Win · John Doerr , partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers · William H. Donaldson , former chairman of the SEC (2003-2005)
September 24, 2009
He calls himself a "Jon Stewart Democrat," yet George Will raves about him. Austan Goolsbee, 40, is one of Barack Obama's top economic advisers, but the former University of Chicago professor doesn't suit up as a stodgy number cruncher. He was once part of an improv comedy tour in college, has held his comedic own with Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and isn't afraid of speaking his mind. Asked about criticisms that the Obama administration is spending too much money, Goolsbee replies, "In the face of the stiffest recession since 1929, that...
January 10, 2010
Guests to be interviewed Sunday on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY WTTG, 9 a.m. Sens. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.); Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine , chairman of the Democratic National Committee; and Michael S. Steele , chairman of the Republican National Committee. STATE OF THE UNION CNN, 9 a.m. Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.); Christina Romer , chairman, Council of Economic Advisers; Democratic strategist ...
February 1, 2010 |
Anyone who has dared doubt the global influence of this column, guess again. People in high places take notice. Well, at least people in funny places. Monday's column on Jon Stewart taking more shots at President Obama lately -- even making fun of his teleprompter habit -- generated a bit of online buzz. I hadn't quite said that this was an LBJ-losing-Cronkite moment, but did suggest that it reflected a disappointment among liberals with 44's presidency. Now Mr. Stewart has responded.
January 9, 2010
Saturday night, "Washington Life's Magazine Social Year in Review" (WDCW at 8) looks at the 2009 party scene in Washington, from events featuring Zac Efron and Ben Affleck to the Salahi party-crasher scandal. A filmmaker follows endurance swimmer Martin Strel as he tries to swim the entire length of the Amazon River on "Big River Man" (Planet Green at 10). Sunday morning talk shows: "Fox News Sunday" (Fox at 9 a.m.) hosts Sens. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.)