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Ben Bernanke Reappointment

The Case for Recess Appointing Bernanke

Victor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

Barack Obama should announce plans to circumvent Senate obstruction and recess appoint Ben Bernanke as Fed Chair while the Senate debates whether to hold a timely confirmation vote.

Obama's Tin Ear on Bernanke---And Company

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

President Obama's ear can't be that tin on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. His wink and nod at the Big Banks and Wall Street's roulette play with public mo...

Mixed Signals

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

With the State of the Union getting drafted and re-drafted, debates are raging inside the White House: Should Obama be more conciliatory, or more feisty; more progressive or more centrist?

Ben Bernanke's Term Expiring Jan. 31, And No Date Set For Confirmation Vote

The Hill | Silla Brush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats will try to reach an agreement in the next two weeks to hold a vote on Ben Bernanke's confirmation to a second term as Federal Reserv...

The Case Against Bernanke

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The opposition to Bernanke will only grow. And it would be a severe mistake to read this as senators needing a scapegoat or a sacrificial lamb.

Good Bye! The Reappointment Of Bernanke Is Too Much To Bear

Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

What I am seeing and hearing on the news -- the reappointment of Bernanke -- is too hard for me to bear. I cannot believe that we, in the 21st century, can accept living in such a society.

Bernanke's Confirmation Hearing: Questions Senators Should Ask The Fed Chairman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Senate Banking Committee will be chatting with Ben Bernanke this Thursday to vote on his reappointment. Demand that the Committee ask the followi...

How to Talk About the Renomination of Ben Bernanke

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Just because the media and Obama say Bernanke was responsible for "avoiding a depression," don't simply accept that as truth.

Wall Street Rules: The Bernanke Reappointment

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Ben Bernanke has performed valiantly in an unprecedented crisis. But save the laurels for later; the Senate should grill him, not deify him.

Bernanke Has Earned A Second Term

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On September 18 of last year, the U.S. was literally hours away from a financial meltdown. Bernanke was instrumental in preventing it. He should be appointed for another term.

Jason Linkins

The Collected Works Of Benjamin Bernanke | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Benjamin Bernanke...ecce homo! The man is so hugely qualified that it was essential for Obama to break off his vacation on i...

Bernanke Likely To Be Reappointed, But Still Faces Critics in Congress | EDMUND L. ANDREWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, no longer looks sleep-deprived. He still works seven days a week, but earlier thi...

Krugman Says Bernanke Should Be Appointed to a Second Term | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Aug. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Ben S. Bernanke deserves another term as Federal Reserve Chairman on the basis of his success in battling the financial crisis,...

Nouriel Roubini: Why Bernanke Deserves To Be Reappointed

New York Times | Nouriel Roubini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LAST week Ben Bernanke appeared before Congress, setting off a discussion over whether the president should reappoint him as chairman of the Federal R...