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Lew Set To Start New Gig As Crisis Looms

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jacob Lew is scheduled to be sworn in Thursday as Treasury secretary and will have to hit the ground running. He is taking over the job...

Obama Nominates Jack Lew For Treasury Secretary

Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama has nominated White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary. Lew, a leading federal budget expert, will replace...

Jacob Lew: Another Brick in the Wall Street on the Potomac

William K. Black | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
William K. Black

Obama likes to surround himself with failures. Geithner set the pattern. He was supposed to be the principal regulator of most of the largest U.S. bank holding companies. He was an abject failure. Lew has gone from failure to failure. He was one of the architects of both of the Clinton administration's disastrous statutory deregulatory actions that helped produce the epidemic of accounting control fraud that drove the Great Recession. Emanuel and Daley were failures as directors of Fannie and Freddie. Obama has put failed anti-regulators in positions where they can best undermine the reregulatory effort that is essential to reduce the risk and harm of future crises.

Lew for Treasury: Some Questions From the People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The job of treasury secretary is arguably the most important one the president will fill in his second term. It's certainly the choice that will most affect the American people's daily lives, future hopes, and aspirations.

Lew To Reportedly Be Nominated For Treasury Secretary

Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama will nominate White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to be Treasury Secretary, Bloomberg reports. Outgoing Treasury Secretary T...

Sam Stein

The Unassuming Aide Who Has Obama's Ear | Sam Stein | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last summer's debt ceiling negotiations demonstrated how political inhibition can often arise even in the face of economic catastrophe. ...

Good News: Lew Foes Few

Jim Jaffe | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

It would be hard to find a Washington political insider with greater power and fewer enemies than Jack Lew, who's moving over from the OMB directorship, which he's occupied twice, to become the White House chief of staff.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Chief Of Staff Resigning | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a significant shakeup at the White House, President Barack Obama announced Monday that William Daley is resigning as his chief of sta...