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Peter Orszag

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  • Obama jobs creation proposal puts focus on small business [Update]

     
    The forum was a think tank, one of Washington's oldest, the Brookings Institution. The topic was jobs, the stubborn unemployment numbers that have made the nascent economic recovery bittersweet. President Obama's idea? Use the savings from cheaper...
  • Obama cost-saving: Let veterans keep their meds!

     
    Her name is Nancy Fichtner. Normally she works at the VA Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo. But today Fichtner was at the White House with her children, receiving an award from President Obama. This being the federal government, the......
  • White House budget director's love child -- who knew? [updated]

     
    Budget Director Peter Orszag looks the part. He's bespectacled, a straight-arrow dresser, a sober presence on Capitol Hill whenever he shows up toting those huge budget books with their huge deficits. But apparently the quiet numbers guy has a busy......
  • Maureen Dowd on Barack Obama: He's the movie star in the White House

     
    Maureen Dowd, the sly, sharp-tongued columnist at the New York Times, knows what makes Barack Obama different from most of the men who run Hollywood -- he actually respects women. In male-dominated Hollywood, most actresses still get stuck playing the.......
  • Obama channels his inner populist and attacks bankers

     
    President Obama channeled his inner populist this morning, announcing that he wants to impose a fee on banks to help recover taxpayer funds used to rescue Wall Street. In announcing the new fees, Obama was harsh to the institutions whose......
  • Obama's candid, uh, conversation with House Republicans and how to read it

     
    Democratic president meets, speaks, takes questions and gives back candid replies to probably his harshest Washington critics....
  • Wednesday's TV Talk Shows: '30 Rock's' Tracy Morgan rocks 'The Daily Show'

     
    The Early Show Gabourey Sidibe. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today The Olympics. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Steve Harvey. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live......
  • Prof. Obama's lecture on business to the Business Roundtable

     
    Democrat trying to sell his government reform plans gets a polite response from his business audience....
  • Ex-White House economist: 'Jobs deficit' needs greater attention

    Ex-White House economist: 'Jobs deficit' needs greater attention
    Amid the deficit-cutting fervor that has consumed Washington, Jared Bernstein hopes that the jobless rate isn't forgotten. -------------------- For the Record, 3:11 p.m. May 27: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that economist...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Saturday Night Live'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Saturday Night Live'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES 30 for 30 The new episode "Youngstown...
  • 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...