Wonderful news from octogenarian billionaire investor Warren Buffett: The Oracle of Omaha does not see any double-dip recession in the U.S.’s future.
“I am a huge bull on this country,” Buffett said today via telecast at the Montana Economic Development Summit, Senate Finance Committee chair Max Baucus’ regional dog-and-pony show. He Read More
Resignations, New Beginnings, Funemployment
Newly minted Council of Economic Advisors head Austan Goolsbee said Sunday that he expects the unemployment rate, currently at 9.6 percent, to remain at high levels for a long time.
Goolsbee declined to predict a specific unemployment rate for the end of 2010, saying only that he didn’t expect a decline in joblessness Read More
CHICAGO–The preferred meeting spot for Obama staffers here is the Cosi chain restaurant at the foot of the elevator leading to Obama headquarters inside 233 North Michigan (“the most complete office environment”).
On Election Day, the last day of work, essentially, economic adviser Austan Goolsbee chatted with regional finance director Jordan Kaplan and his Read More
On the McCain campaign conference call this morning, which was almost as long as some of the Clinton calls have been, Doug Holtz-Eakin and Carly Fiorina said that the Democratic candidates “mischaracterize” John McCain’s position on the economy.
“To describe McCain’s position as ‘do-nothing’ and ‘stand back and watch,’” former Hewlett-Packard C.E.O. Read More
On a conference call that just ended, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe sought to raise questions about Hillary Clinton’s unreleased tax returns, but instead ended up fielding questions about controversies involving advisers to his own campaign.
“This point about vetting and electablility does raise some questions about Senator Clinton,” said Plouffe, responding to the Clinton Read More
If Barack Obama prevails over Hillary Clinton to become his party’s nominee, it will mark the end of an era for the Clintons. But the agenda of the group that devised their national political identity will be just fine.
At least according to Al From, the founder and CEO of the resolutely centrist—Clintonian, even—Democratic Leadership Read More
Now, according to the Clinton campaign, it’s “NAFTAgate.”
That’s what Howard Wolfson just called the controversy about Barack Obama’s senior economic advisor, Austan Goolsbee, allegedly telling Canadian officials that Mr. Obama’s sharp attacks on NAFTA were only “political positioning.”
The AP today obtained a memo which suggests Goolsbee did meet with Canadian Read More
I just spoke very briefly to Austan Goolsbee, the Obama campaign economic advisor who CTV has identified as the aide who purportedly suggested to the Canadian government officials that Obama’s harsh rhetoric against NAFTA was less than heartfelt. I asked Goolsbee if any such meeting or call had taken place.
“It is Read More