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Obama Presser: No Reported Injuries

Not an especially scintillating presidential press conference last night, but few are. Hopefully, some teenagers planning to tune in to American Idol were unwittingly served up a lesson in American democracy instead. Two quick thoughts on a couple of hobby horses. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos reported on his blog (“George’s Bottom Line”): “The president had a […]

WaPo on Obama’s Inheritance

The Washington Post reports on President Obama’s “inherited” tic in an article today. It begins: In his inaugural address, President Obama proclaimed “an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.” It hasn’t taken long for the recriminations to return — or for […]

Tuesday Hat Trick

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is on the “inherited” beat today, as he testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee. Geithner’s an interesting case because, on the one hand, he wasn’t in Washington as recent spending was turning into deficits; on the other hand, he was an architect of the TARP program that made a substantial contribution […]

Another Heir, Apparently

Congressman Paul Ryan, an up and coming leader in the Republican Party, offers a few economic policy ideas in today’s Wall Street Journal. They’re certainly worth paying attention to. What’s more interesting, though, is that Ryan begins his op-ed this way: “Inheriting countless challenges, Congress and the Obama administration have moved quickly on many fronts […]