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

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.

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?

Axelrod denies rumors of White House departure - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Obama’s senior adviser is widely rumored to be the next White House official to depart the administration around the midterms

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

TheDC analysis: The National Debt Clock's missing numbers - TheDC

Business | Joe Tauke

The aftermath of the housing bubble is causing Washington’s lending giants to apply much more immediate pressure to the federal balance sheet

Orszag and Ryan spar over reducing health care costs - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Orszag used the enlarged platform bestowed upon him in his last speech as a White House adviser to go after Ryan again, in more detail than ever before

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’

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”

The worst hair in politics [SLIDESHOW] - TheDC

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Orszag is neither the first person in politics to purportedly sport a toupée nor the only one to have a genuinely hideous coiffure

Obamacare data not based on the most accurate information - NYT

US | interns

Data used to justify health savings effort is shaky

Congressional Republicans urge Orszag to enforce new ruling defunding ACORN

| Mike Riggs
Reps Issa and Smith would like to see the Second Circuit's ruling enforced with equal promptness

Obama appeals to Orszag to remain as budget director - Bloomberg

Politics | Pat McMahon

President Obama is urging Peter Orszag not to resign as Director of the Office of Management and Budget this summer

A glass half empty - The Daily Caller

Politics | Jon Ward

White House, CBO differ on projections but both expect debt, spending to rise

Coke use rampant at Obama White House - The Daily Caller

Politics | AJ

We’re referring to Diet Coke, of course. What did you think we were talking about? Mike Allen of the Politico interviewed White House Budget Director Peter Orszag concerning the health care bill and Allen brought up an addiction that seems to have snared more than one of President Obama’s top advisers

e21: Peter, Paul and Barry: A Contrast in Economic Policy Visions - e21

| Julia McClatchy (admin)

Over the past few months, the Obama White House has taken a beating over its proposed policies, with its ideas on health care reform and the federal budget deficit arousing the most intense opposition. As public understanding of the Administration’s economic plans has grown, support for these plans has declined

Senate committee slams Orszag - NYT

Politics | Julia McClatchy (admin)

President Obama’s budget came in for sharp criticism on Tuesday from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers who said the White House was not doing enough to reduce the deficit in the medium and long term