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  • **FILE** Austan Goolsbee (Associated Press)

    Former adviser defends Obama's decision-making

    A former White House economics adviser backed on Tuesday the administration's denial of an assertion that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner ignored President Obama's order to consider dissolving Citibank.

  • President Obama announces his selection of Alan Krueger (left), a labor economist at Princeton University, as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama picks Krueger for economic adviser

    A week away from delivering a major speech on jobs and renewing a battle with congressional Republicans on the economy, President Obama on Monday named labor economist Alan B. Krueger of Princeton University to lead his depleted economic team.

  • **FILE** Austan Goolsbee (Associated Press)

    Goolsbee exit comes at tough time for Obama, economy

    President Obama's chief economist is departing as the administration's nearly trillion-dollar recovery is losing steam and Mr. Obama concedes that lackluster job growth could become a trend.

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    EDITORIAL: Goolsbee heads for the hills

    It can't be easy serving as chief economic adviser to President Obama. The harder Austan Goolsbee has worked to implement the administration's borrow-and-spend philosophy, the worse the economy has become. No wonder Mr. Goolsbee wants to get out of town. If only he were more honest about it.

  • **FILE** Austan Goolsbee (Associated Press)

    Top Obama economic adviser to leave

    President Obama's chief economist, Austan Goolsbee, will step down later this year to resume his teaching post at the University of Chicago in time for the fall semester, the White House announced Monday night.

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    Inside Politics

    President Obama's chief economist, Austan Goolsbee, will step down later this year to resume his teaching post at the University of Chicago in time for the fall semester, the White House announced Monday night.

  • **FILE** Austan Goolsbee (Associated Press)

    Jobs report has White House playing defense

    The drumbeat of sobering economic news in the country has the White House on the defensive.

  • ** FILE ** President Obama speaks on June 3, 2011, in front of a Jeep Wrangler at Chrysler Group's Toledo Assembly complex in Toledo, Ohio. (Associated Press)

    Dems fire back at GOP on unemployment

    The drumbeat of sobering economic news in the country has the White House on the defensive, with Democrats and administration officials appearing on Sunday political shows to rebut Republican criticisms about the nation's decades-high unemployment rate.

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    Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:

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  • White House: Poor jobs numbers 'bumps on the road to recovery'

    The White House downplayed a disappointing May jobs report Friday that showed unemployment inched up to 9.1 percent, with President Obama's chief economist Austan Goolsbee calling the latest number one of the "bumps on the road to recovery."

  • **FILE** Austan Goolsbee (Associated Press)

    Obama economist says oil spike won't derail recovery

    President Obama's top economic adviser said Thursday the White House is monitoring the spike in oil prices as a result of uprisings in Libya, but said that recent fluctuations aren't likely to derail the U.S. economic recovery.

  • **FILE** Austan Goolsbee (Associated Press)

    ATR: Tax by another name

    The following exchange took place between Rep. Pat Tiberi, Ohio Republican, and Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, during a Jan. 26 House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the new health care law. (Americans for Tax Reform fact-checked Mr. Goolsbee's responses.)

  • Illustration: Debt cliff by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    BACON: Debt limit opportunities

    I'm really enjoying the debate over the debt ceiling. The best part is watching Obama administration spokesmen issue dire warnings over the hideous fate that will befall us if Congress fails to raise the $14.3 trillion cap to a level sufficient to accommodate another trillion or two in deficit spending this year.

  • **FILE** Austan Goolsbee (Associated Press)

    Obama adviser: Don't 'play chicken' with debt ceiling

    The top White House economic adviser on Sunday warned against what he called "playing chicken" with the need to raise the nation's debt ceiling.

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