Afternoon Mirror

The Mirror | Betsy Rothstein

Buffett bets $1 unemployment to drop below 8 percent by election day 2012 - TheDC

Business | Jeff Poor

Billionaire wagers with former Obama OMB director Peter Oszag on jobless number

Peter Orszag reveals Obama White House is full of 'drama' - TheDC

Politics | Daniel Keylin

Former OMB director dishes on former colleagues and why he left the White House

TheDC Morning: Wall Streeters want what Fannie's having - TheDC

| Mike Riggs

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Orszag fears it will take 'crisis' for action on debt - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Former Obama budget chief says he fears Washington will wait for ‘crisis’ to act on deficit and debt

GOP proposes cuts, but Obama's willingness to elaborate on debt in SOTU doubtful - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Many in Washington believe President Obama’s proposals to deal with the deficit will lack specifics

TheDC Morning: Wal-Mart earns Michelle Obama's anti-fat blessing - TheDC

| Mike Riggs

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Pork bill showdown: a win for the GOP

op-ed | Ron Hart

Some call the Democrats “socialists,” but I think it is worse than that.

The latest meeting of 'The Mutual Admiration Society'

Opinion | Michael Fidanza

Obama’s far-left ideology has gotten in the way of his ability to reach across the aisle.

He's just not that into it - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Bloomberg: Obama ‘not particularly interested in business’

Change at the National Economic Council: what does it mean?

Opinion | Charles Blahous

Larry Summers is resigning from his post as NEC director. But what does the NEC do, and what qualities should Obama look for in a new NEC director?

Peter Orszag backs extending the Bush tax cuts - The Hill

Politics | Pat McMahon

Former Obama budget director came out in support of the plan, which many Dems are against

Orszag heckled at Brookings to classical tune - TheDC

Politics | Paul Conner

Organizer with LPAC called outgoing OMB director and Larry Summers ‘fascist pigs’ and called Obama’s health care plan ‘Hitler approved’

Ryan hits Republican deficit response - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Paul Ryan is trying to provide leadership for ‘decentralized’ GOP with ‘Road Map’

A mid-year update on the president's plan to spend, and then tax, in epic proportions - E21

| interns

The budget deficit in 2010 is expected to set a record at $1.471 trillion – or 10 percent of GDP. In 2011, the administration projects the deficit will again top $1.4 trillion. From 2010 to 2020, the Obama budget plan would run up a cumulative deficit of nearly $10 trillion

RED INK - Washington Post

Politics | interns

Budget gap to force Obama government to borrow 41 cents of every dollar it spends

Federal budget forecast: deficit downfall - WaPo

Business | interns

A White House forecast released Friday states that the federal budget deficit will exceed $1.4T in 2010, 2011

Dem fiscal comm. co-chair admits ObamaCare won't cut costs - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Erskine Bowles, speaking at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event, said that even with ObamaCare health care costs are going to “really eat us alive”