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White House Watch Archive: Financial Crisis

The Amazing Shrinking Regulatory Overhaul

I wrote yesterday that it looked to me like President Obama had undershot rather than overshot in his proposals for changes in the nation's financial regulatory system. David Cho and Zachary A. Goldfarb writes in The Washington Post: The plan...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 18, 2009; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Financial Crisis  
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Obama's New Road Rules May Fall Short

Let's start with the basics: It's a good thing that President Obama is proposing new regulations for the financial industry. After five months spent untangling a massive pile-up in the financial industry and patching up the wounded, it's entirely appropriate...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 17, 2009; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Financial Crisis  
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Parsing Obama's Speech on the Economy

I wrote yesterday about how effective President Obama was in connecting most of the dots regarding his short-term and long-term economic agendas in his mid-day speech. Peter Baker writes in the New York Times: "Skeptics, including some in his own...

By Dan Froomkin  |  April 15, 2009; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Obama Connects Most of the Dots

Obama at Georgetown today. (Brendan Smalowski/Bloomberg News) Aware that many Americans are wondering how all his different economic programs and policies fit together, President Obama today tried to connect the dots. He explained why he believes each of his...

By Dan Froomkin  |  April 14, 2009; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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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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World Community Organizer

Obama arrives for his G-20 press conference yesterday. (Kirsty Wigglesworth - AP) Barack Obama showed the world a profoundly new style of American leadership yesterday. Obama emerged from the G-20 summit in London, where the leaders of the world's largest...

By Dan Froomkin  |  April 3, 2009; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Older Entries in This Category »

What's Good for General Motors?, Dan Froomkin , March 31, 2009
Obama Brings It Down a Notch, Dan Froomkin , March 25, 2009
Obama's Weak Spot?, Dan Froomkin , March 24, 2009
Financial Rescue Watch, Dan Froomkin , March 24, 2009
Why Obama Is Still Smiling, Dan Froomkin , March 23, 2009
Obama Tries to Harness the Outrage, Dan Froomkin , March 19, 2009
Obama Hits a Bailout Iceberg, Dan Froomkin , March 18, 2009
Obama's Vindictiveness Gap, Dan Froomkin , March 17, 2009
Obama to Washington: Chill Out, Dan Froomkin , March 13, 2009
Obama Mocks GOP Critics, Dan Froomkin , March 12, 2009
The Capitalist-in-Chief, Dan Froomkin , March 9, 2009
Buy Low?, Dan Froomkin , March 4, 2009
Obama's Big Gamble, Dan Froomkin , February 27, 2009
Quick Takes, Dan Froomkin , February 26, 2009
Exorcising Bush's Ghost, Dan Froomkin , February 25, 2009
The Coverage and the Analysis, Dan Froomkin , February 25, 2009
Top of the Heap, Dan Froomkin , February 24, 2009
Obama's Radical New Discourse, Dan Froomkin , February 24, 2009
The Fate of the Union, Dan Froomkin , February 23, 2009
Obama's Sense of Entitlements, Dan Froomkin , February 20, 2009
Nine Million Lifelines, Dan Froomkin , February 19, 2009
Obama's Ambitious Housing Plan , Dan Froomkin , February 18, 2009
Stimulus Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 18, 2009
About Recovery.gov, Dan Froomkin , February 18, 2009
Washington vs. the Rest of America, Dan Froomkin , February 17, 2009
Obama and the GOP, Dan Froomkin , February 17, 2009
Obama: I Won't Play Washington Games, Dan Froomkin , February 17, 2009
Next Stop: Help With Housing, Dan Froomkin , February 13, 2009
Obama's Victory, Dan Froomkin , February 12, 2009
More Obama Interviews, Dan Froomkin , February 12, 2009
Obama Defends His Bailout, Dan Froomkin , February 11, 2009
Stimulus Talk, Dan Froomkin , February 11, 2009
Obama Says His Honeymoon's Not Over, Dan Froomkin , February 11, 2009
A More Visceral Appeal, Dan Froomkin , February 10, 2009
Populism MIA in Bailout Plan, Dan Froomkin , February 10, 2009
A Missed Opportunity, Dan Froomkin , February 10, 2009
Obama's Do-Something Argument , Dan Froomkin , February 9, 2009
Questions for Tonight, Dan Froomkin , February 9, 2009
Who is Obama's Audience Today? Washington! , Dan Froomkin , February 9, 2009
Meet Elkhart, Ind., Dan Froomkin , February 9, 2009
Why Obama Is Holding Back, Dan Froomkin , February 6, 2009
The Economic Brain Trust, Dan Froomkin , February 6, 2009
Was 'Post-Partisanship' the Problem?, Dan Froomkin , February 5, 2009
The Questions Obama Needs to Answer, Dan Froomkin , February 5, 2009
Obama Says Partisanship is Holding Up Progress, Dan Froomkin , February 5, 2009
When Mistakes Are Made , Dan Froomkin , February 4, 2009
Stimulus Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 4, 2009
Stimulus Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 3, 2009
Get Ready for the Next Rumble, Dan Froomkin , February 3, 2009
The White House's New Tone, Dan Froomkin , February 2, 2009
Stimulus Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 2, 2009
Financial System Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 2, 2009
Labor Day at the White House, Dan Froomkin , January 30, 2009
'New Politics' Watch, Dan Froomkin , January 30, 2009
A Spoonful of Populism, Dan Froomkin , January 29, 2009
Where's Obama the Populist?, Dan Froomkin , January 29, 2009
Obama Tests the Bully Pulpit, Dan Froomkin , January 28, 2009
Obama and the GOP, Dan Froomkin , January 27, 2009
Is Reaching Out Futile?, Dan Froomkin , January 26, 2009
The Crisis Without an Obvious Solution, Dan Froomkin , January 21, 2009
 
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