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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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Topic - United States National Economic Council
The National Economic Council (NEC) of the United States is the principal forum used by the President of the United States for considering economic policy matters, separate to matters relating to domestic policy, which are the domain of the Domestic Policy Council. The council forms part of the Office of White House Policy which contains the DPC, the National Economic Council and various subordinate offices, such as the Office of National AIDS Policy. The Director of the NEC is titled the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council. - Source: Wikipedia
"While there is more work to be done, the team is operating with private sector velocity and effectiveness, and will continue their work to improve and enhance the website in the weeks and months ahead," states a HealthCare.gov progress report released Sunday with much fanfare following an 11-hour fix-it session conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services. Oh, the irony.
A key member of President Obama's economic team is set to leave by the end of the year, the White House announced Friday.
President Obama on Monday afternoon will nominate a prime architect of his economic stimulus plan and health care laws in his first term to become chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett on Wednesday disputed the notion that the President Obama operates a tight-knit boys' club of top advisers and aides and bemoaned the hardball politics of Washington, D.C., saying Chicago politics are "child's play" in comparison.
The bizarre back-and-forth between the White House and legendary Watergate reporter Bob Woodward has come to a close as both sides agreed on Sunday to move on.
“Sequestration,” which sounds like an impolite stomach ailment that almost nobody can spell and few understand, now gets really interesting. With the sequestration deadline having passed, the White House is under siege by reality.
In a move that immediately drew praise from across the energy industry, President Obama on Friday issued an executive order to better coordinate federal oversight of "fracking," the popular but controversial natural gas extraction method.
Guest lineups for Sunday's news shows:
Guest lineups for Sunday's news shows:
The likelihood that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner may resign from his post later this summer is the latest sign that President Obama's team of economic advisors is disintegrating as the economy grows weaker.
All the talk in Washington is about the slowing economy, the threat of another recession, the government's growing debts and the looming insolvency of Social Security and Medicare.
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.
U.S. auto sales cooled off in May as dealers started running short on some popular, fuel-efficient models and buyers were turned off by sharply lower incentives.
A second round of deficit reduction talks between the Obama administration and a bipartisan group from Congress ended Tuesday much like last week's initial meeting, with participants expressing optimism but offering little evidence a compromise is forthcoming.
The White House offered its ante in the great spending-cuts debate, saying Thursday it's willing to cut at least another $6 billion in spending this year — which stacks up against House Republicans' $57 billion in cuts.