Elizabeth Williamson

White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal

Elizabeth Williamson appears in the following:

Glass-Steagall Still an Issue

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Wall Street Journal's Elizabeth Williamson talks about how 2016 candidates are still debating the Glass-Steagall Act and candidates reactions to the recent market slide.

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Congress Debates Iran Deal and Infighting in the GOP

Monday, July 20, 2015

As the 2016 presidential race gets under way, battle looms in Congress over the Iran nuclear deal. 

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Washington DC News Round-Up

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The House voted yesterday to pass a "clean" debt ceiling bill. Elizabeth Williamson, national reporter for The Wall Street Journal,  talks about the unusual vote and what it says about Washington politics. Plus: the latest ACA delays, and Janet Yellen's first testimony as Fed chair yesterday.

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Obama's Rocky Economic Road: Summers Withdraws, Budget Showdown Looms

Monday, September 16, 2013

This week, President Obama is facing economic challenges from both sides of the aisle. Republicans are threatening a government shutdown over the 2014 budget and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. And pressure from liberal Senators led to Lawrence Summer withdrawing his name from consideration for Fed Chairman over the weekend. Wall Street Journal reporter Elizabeth Williamson discusses the latest from both stories.

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Politics Roundup: Lautenberg Death, IRS, Medicare Funding, DC's "Gilded Age"

Monday, June 03, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon discusses the breaking news that NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg died this morning at the age of 89. Plus, Elizabeth Williamson, Wall Street Journal reporter, discusses the latest news from Washington including the ongoing probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups; new estimates of Medicare's long-term funding; the debate over student loan rates; and her reporting on how Washington, DC's local economy is thriving despite the sequester.

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Congress and the Budget

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Elizabeth Williamson, Wall Street Journal reporter based in Washington, reviews political news in D.C.— from the ongoing effects of the sequester cuts to the budget proposals from Paul Ryan.


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Friday, December 21, 2012

In 2010, Congress passed the Commercial Advertising Loudness Mitigation Act, also known as the CALM Act, which would keep television commercials from being louder than the programs they sponsor. The law finally went into effect last week. In an interview originally aired in 2010, the Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson explains to Bob why regulators haven't been able to turn down the volume of commercials until now.


The (Other) News from Washington D.C.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Elizabeth Williamson, Wall Street Journal reporter based in Washington, reviews political news in Washington -- from the vote in Congress on AG Eric Holder to the last-minute agreement on student loans.

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Politics Roundup: Private Sector, Military Leaks, More

Monday, June 11, 2012

Elizabeth Williamson, Wall Street Journal reporter based in Washington, discusses President Obama's "private sector is doing fine" comment, the Republican response, and other political news of the week.

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What New Unemployment Numbers Say About the Economic Recovery

Friday, February 05, 2010

The unemployment rate for January dropped unexpectedly to 9.7 percent from 10 percent, even with 20,000 jobs lost. The Labor Department says that's because a survey of households found the number of employed Americans rose by half a million. It is projected that the unemployment rate will hover around eight percent until 2013. All this after the markets closed yesterday at the lowest levels so far this year.

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