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Larry Summers Will Leave White House After Midterms

Top adviser joins exodus of economic team

(Newser) - President Obama's top economic adviser plans to leave the administration at the end of the year, the White House said today. Lawrence Summers will leave his post as director of the National Economic Council to return to Harvard University, where he once served as president before being forced out in... More »

Peter Orszag Engaged to ABC Reporter

Budget director, ABC News correspondent Bianna Golodryaga to wed

(Newser) - President Obama’s budget director Peter Orszag, whom Rahm Emanuel once credited with making “nerdy sexy,” has scored himself a beautiful fiancee in ABC News correspondent Bianna Golodryaga. Orszag met the decade-younger Golodryaga, 31, at May’s White House Correspondents Dinner. They got engaged over lunch in New... More »

Obama Names Budget Director, Vows Reform

Names new budget director

(Newser) - Even as he pushes a massive stimulus package, Barack Obama will trim back other parts of the federal budget, the president-elect promised today. “We cannot sustain a system that bleeds billions of taxpayer dollars on programs that have outlived their usefulness,” he said. “We simply cannot afford... More »

White House Budget Director Will Step Down

Surprise departure precedes expected battle over spending

(Newser) - The White House budget director will leave his post this summer after just over a year in office. Rob Portman departs the OMB at an awkward time, with Congress gearing up for a bruising fight over next year's federal budget. He enjoys bipartisan support that his successor, onetime Iowa congressman... More »

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