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White House Office Hours 7/26/11 or "Budget Wonks Unite": Brian Deese Answers Your Questions on TwitterPosted byon July 26, 2011 at 9:03 PM EDT
In our first session of White House Office Hours, Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, answers your questions on the President's speech and the ongoing deficit debate. Check out the whole Twitter Q&A.
Posted byon July 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM EDT
Throughout the day, we've seen reports that Congress' switchboards and websites have been overwhelmed by Americans responding to what President Obama said last night. At this end of Pennsylvania Avenue, we've noticed a bump in messages from Americans – email is coming in at nearly 5 times the normal rate.
Posted byon July 26, 2011 at 7:56 PM EDT
The CBO releases its analysis of the debt ceiling extension and deficit reduction plan that the House of Representatives is considering. Jack Lew, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, discusses our opposition to this bill as the President explained in his address to the nation.
Posted byon July 26, 2011 at 5:51 PM EDT
Following the President's address on the deficit crisis, Governors and Mayors from across the country are speaking out in support of compromise
Posted byon July 25, 2011 at 8:00 AM EDT
Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer shows how before House Republicans were for a short term solution to the debt ceiling, they were against it for the very same reasons President Obama believes it is the wrong approach.
Posted byon July 23, 2011 at 5:30 AM EDT
President Obama discusses the urgency of Democrats and Republicans coming together to take a balanced approach to cutting the deficit to strengthen our economy and secure our future.
Posted byon July 22, 2011 at 9:30 PM EDT
The President held a press conference to provide an update on the ongoing budget negotiations after Speaker Boehner walked away from these negotiations as they were working towards a big deficit and debt reduction package
Posted byon July 22, 2011 at 7:21 PM EDT
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa explains why he and mayors across the country are urging Congress to reach an agreement on the debt limit to prevent default and asking them to invest in job creating programs.
Posted byon July 22, 2011 at 2:24 PM EDT
President Obama told a group of students that defaulting is not an option: The United States of America does not run out without paying the tab.
Posted byon July 19, 2011 at 4:17 PM EDT
President Obama provides an update on the efforts to reach a balanced approach to deficit reduction.