gene Sperling

Chuck Todd: Shouldn't Dems Give Up More To GOP To Get UI Benefits Extended?
To the beltway media, Democrats in Congress should always give up more and more and bow down to the Republicans in Congress who only obstruct things. NBC's Chuck Todd makes that very assertion disguised as a question. Read more...
4.8 Million To Lose Jobless Benefits On Dec. 31st
Why would you not extend unemployment benefits when coming off such a historic recession? Read more...
White House Adviser: Grand Bargain Needed For Pro-Growth Policy
Will you give us tax revenues if we cut Social Security and Medicare? No? How about we just hand it over anyway? Read more...
Let's Take A Little Stroll Down Sequester Memory Lane
Who originated the sequester? The White House. Read more...
After over-hyping the claims by Bob Woodward on The Situation Room just the day before that the White House supposedly threatened him, CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Jessica Yellin ended up doing some back tracking on this Thursday's show, after the emails released by Politico revealed that he wasn't being threatened after all. Even though they both eventually admitted that the emails were not threatening at all, both of them were desperate to cling to the notion that Woodward might have still have some legitimate reason to feel threatened by the White House. Read more...

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Politico exposes the fact that Bob Woodward lied when he said the White House threatened him by revealing the email exchange that Woodward cited as proof. But there's a more important point to the story. Read more...
The Fox & Friends hosts were so busy obsessing over cuts to "entitlements" and carping about spending that they neatly avoided talking about helping the middle class and boosting employment. Read more...
NEC Director Gene Sperling has been a supporter of the deficit-hawk side of the Obama administration team, which I've been very unhappy about, because of what might be cut in their grand bargaining scheme. But yesterday he turned my head (in a good Read more...