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...
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 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...
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.
September 10, 2012 |
THE SIMPSON-BOWLES commission recommended that the federal government undertake $4 trillion in debt reduction. So did President Obama. Mr. Obama's advocates want to make it appear that the two $4 trillion figures are equivalent . "He has offered a reasonable plan of $4 trillion in debt reduction over a decade," former president Bill Clinton said last week in his Democratic convention speech. "That's the kind of balanced approach proposed by the Simpson-Bowles commission, a...