Scott Horsley http://kut.org en Obama Meets Internet CEOs To Discuss Privacy Issues http://kut.org/post/obama-meets-internet-ceos-discuss-privacy-issues Leaders of high-tech companies, including Google and Facebook, descended on the White House Friday for a meeting with President Obama on the subject of privacy. The meeting itself was private. But aides say Obama wanted to hear from the CEOs about their concerns with the government's high-tech surveillance.<p>High-tech CEOs are not the obvious messengers to be delivering a privacy lecture to the government. After all, they make their money by scanning customers' emails and tracking their movements, all with the goal of serving up more targeted ads. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:28:52 +0000 Scott Horsley 10017 at http://kut.org Obama Meets Internet CEOs To Discuss Privacy Issues Pick A Number: Let's Play 'Cap Those Deductions' http://kut.org/post/pick-number-lets-play-cap-those-deductions Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says it's up to congressional Republicans to take the next step in budget talks to avoid the pending automatic spending cuts and tax increases at the end of the year.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/12/02/166352424/no-deal-on-fiscal-cliff-without-tax-increase-on-rich-geithner-says">Appearing on the Sunday talk shows</a>, Geithner said there's "no path to an agreement" until Republicans are willing to accept higher tax rates on the rich.<p>The GOP argues that if tax revenues must go up, it would be better to leave rates alone and inste Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:56:46 +0000 Scott Horsley 5804 at http://kut.org Pick A Number: Let's Play 'Cap Those Deductions' Obama Back In Campaign Mode; This Time, It's Taxes http://kut.org/post/obama-back-campaign-mode-time-its-taxes President Obama is hoping the same campaign tools that helped him win re-election will also deliver a policy win in the fight over federal taxes.<p>The president wants Congress to extend Bush-era tax cuts for most Americans, while allowing taxes to go up for the wealthiest 2 percent. His aides are using email, social media and beyond-the-Beltway campaign appearances in hopes of putting pressure on Republican lawmakers.<p>Inside the U.S. Capitol, old battle lines barely seem to have budged. Republicans resist higher taxes, while Democrats resist cuts to entitlement programs. Sat, 01 Dec 2012 19:41:18 +0000 Scott Horsley 5795 at http://kut.org Obama Back In Campaign Mode; This Time, It's Taxes In Convention Run-Up, Obama Targets Three States http://kut.org/post/labor-day-marks-homestretch-presidential-race President Obama holds a Labor Day campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio, on Monday, and then flies to Louisiana to inspect the damage from Hurricane Isaac. The Toledo rally is part of a long weekend of campaigning, leading up to the Democratic National Convention, which starts Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.<p>The president held a rally with thousands of students at the University of Colorado over the weekend. Just five days earlier, he'd been at Colorado State. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 15:57:12 +0000 Scott Horsley 5005 at http://kut.org In Convention Run-Up, Obama Targets Three States Perry Revives Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Rhetoric http://kut.org/post/perry-revives-social-security-ponzi-scheme-rhetoric When Texas Gov. Rick Perry was asked about Social Security during a campaign stop in Ottumwa, Iowa, last weekend, he didn't mince words. He suggested that younger workers who are required to pay into the retirement system are the victims of a government swindle.<p>"We need to have a conversation with America, just like we're having right here today, and admit that is a Ponzi scheme for these young people," Perry said. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:54:30 +0000 Scott Horsley 2365 at http://kut.org