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White House Watch Archive: Brain Trust

Millions of Reasons to Doubt Summers

Larry Summers file photo. (Brendan Smialowski/Bloomberg) The latest White House Friday-night document dump had its desired effect, as it's Monday morning and there's little to no attention being paid to how stupendously beholden it turns out President Obama's top economic...

By Dan Froomkin  |  April 6, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  Brain Trust , Financial Crisis  
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The President, His Men, and His Women

Elizabeth Drew looks back on Obama's first 30 days in the New York Review of Books and offers these observations on Obama's management style: "Seeking to avoid the mistakes of the early Clinton era, Obama concluded that, unlike Clinton, he...

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 5, 2009; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Brain Trust  
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Key Players Watch

Ryan Lizza profiles White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in the New Yorker: "He is a political John McEnroe, known for both his mercurial temperament and his tactical brilliance. In the same conversation, he can be wonkish and thoughtful,...

By Dan Froomkin  |  February 23, 2009; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Economic Brain Trust

Neil Irwin and Michael D. Shear write for The Washington Post: "The Obama administration today announced a team of outside economic advisers, chaired by former Federal Reserve chairman Paul A. Volcker, to help sculpt a response to the deepening recession.......

By Dan Froomkin  |  February 6, 2009; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Brain Trust Watch

The Post's Al Kamen on Tuesday uncorked the new West Wing floor plan.As Jeff Zeleny wrote in the New York Times last week: "Among the top members of the staff, David Axelrod, a senior adviser, will occupy the space closest...

By Dan Froomkin  |  January 22, 2009; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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