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The Deficit Pledge

"I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either now or in the future. Period.”That is a clear cut pledge, and a...

Some Highlights from Obama's Health Care Speech

A few minutes ago, President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress to discuss health care reform. Although he talked about a wide array of...

What We'd Like to Hear in the President's Speech Tonight

1. Health reform is first and foremost about controlling costs – There are three major problems people would like to solve through health...

Unwanted Defense Spending Draws Presidential Veto Threat

President Obama reiterated his intention to veto any Defense Appropriations Bill that contains superfluous spending provisions today at a Veterans of...
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Obama Economic Advisor Appears on The Daily Show

Austan Goolsbee, chief economist of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board appears below on the Daily Show with John Stewart. Goolsbee...

Taxing the Middle Class

August 4 - Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs reiterated the administration's pledge not to raise taxes on Americans earning less...
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Obama Interview with the Washington Post

July 24 - Read Fred Hiatt's excellent interview with President Obama on health care reform and the need to deal with the fiscal crisis....
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NEC Director Summers at Peterson Institute

July 17 - President Obama's chief economic adviser Lawrence Summers spoke today to the Peterson Institute for International Economics on "...
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The President's Health Care Offsets

June 13 - In this morning's weekly radio address, President Obama again made the case for health care reform, arguing that it is "essential to...
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Understanding the President’s PAYGO Proposal

Yesterday, President Obama announced his support for enacting statutory pay-as-you-go (PAYGO). Under the President's proposal, OMB would maintain...

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