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Jack Lew Treasury Secretary

U.S. Debt Deadline Prompts Emergency Measures

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

(Adds background) WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday said it would start using emergency cash measures...

Jack Lew's Prostate Surgery 'Went Well,' U.S. Treasury Says

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's treatment for a benign enlarged prostate on Tuesday "went well and as planned," ...

U.S. Government Getting A New Borrowing Cap

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is getting a new borrowing cap Friday, almost four months after Washington diffused October's government shutd...

House Republicans Divided In Debt Ceiling Deal, Concede Top Ideas

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are struggling to devise a way forward on must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap....

Shahien Nasiripour

Treasury Secretary Says Too-Big-To-Fail Dead By Year's End ... Or Else

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

The threat posed by too-big-to-fail banks should be eradicated by year's end, and if not, more restrictive measures targeting large financial groups m...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Treasury Secretary Learned Of IRS Probe In Mid-March

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Friday he was first informed of an IRS investigation of groups seeking tax-exempt status in mid-March, ...

LOOK: Jack Lew's Awful Signature Gets A Makeover

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

It took a few months, but Treasury Secretary Jack Lew finally made good on a bizarre promise to President Obama to fix his sloppy penmanship. "Jack...

Jack Lew, Citigroup and the Ugland Truth

Michael Winship | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Jack Lew is, by all accounts, a decent guy and dedicated public servant, but like so many of our recent treasury secretaries is so deeply immersed in the old boy nexus of Wall Street and government as to have little comprehension of how, in the midst of a soaring Dow Jones, so many millions struggle to make ends meet.

Why Did Dems Give Jack Lew a Pass?

The New Republic | ALEC MACGILLIS | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

While Washington was obsessing Wednesday over whether or not the oh-so-intimidating Gene Sperling had threatened Bob Woodward over his deeply misguide...

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...

Lew Confirmed By Senate

Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary. President Barack Obama nominated the former White House Chief of Staff for the positi...

Jack Lew Faces Questions Over NYU Bonus Ahead Of Treasury Secretary Confirmation

The Huffington Post | Eleazar David Meléndez | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business

The day before a crucial Senate vote to confirm the nation’s next Treasury secretary, Obama nominee Jack Lew is facing questions about certain unusu...

GOP Senator Miffed Over Obama Pick

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A top Republican senator on Wednesday said he was unsatisfied with U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew's respons...

Lew Issues Dire Warning On Government's 'Self-Inflicted Wounds'

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Jacob Lew, President Barack Obama's nominee for Treasury secretary, pledged to work with Congress on a comprehensive overhaul of th...

Zach Carter

Lew Dodges Citigroup Questions At Confirmation Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's nominee for Treasury Secretary, maneuvered around questions during a Wednesday confirmation hearing a...

8 Subjects Senators Should Bring Up at Jack Lew's Confirmation Hearing Today

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Republican senators like Chuck Grassley may ask some excellent questions, but some of his colleagues are likely to be in attack mode. Here are eight lines of constructive senators should pursue, along with some specific questions for each of them.

Jack Lew Set To Be Grilled By Senate Panel

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

* Obama's candidate expected to win Senate backing * Lew: Citigroup bonus was in line with others in industry ...

Paul Krugman on U.S. Treasury Secretary: "I Honestly Do Believe I'd Be Terrible At the Job"

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
92nd Street Y

Nobel Prize-winning economist and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman spoke with MSNBC's Chris Hayes on January 27, 2013. In this clip, Krugman responds t...

Obama Treasury Pick Courts Senate Republicans

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

By Rachelle Younglai and Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday offered encouraging words abou...

Obama Reportedly Close To Naming Chief Of Staff

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is likely to name deputy national security adviser Denis McD...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This was the week of the Big Snub. In Hollywood, Oscar voters turned their backs on Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow, long considered locks for a Best Director nomination for their work on Argo and Zero Dark Thirty respectively. In Cooperstown, steroid era superstars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were snubbed for the Baseball Hall of Fame -- along with the entire rest of the eligible field. The question now is, will snub fever make its way to Washington? Will Chuck Hagel, and the fresh ideas he'd bring to the Pentagon, be snubbed? How about the gun proposals Joe Biden will be announcing on Tuesday? And will Jack Lew, President Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary, continue that department's long tradition of snubbing Main Street in favor of Wall Street? It's a reminder that what is rejected is often more important than what it selected. Especially in Hollywood and D.C.

Mark Gongloff

The Real Reason You Should Be Worried About Jack Lew

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business

There are some misunderstandings out there about Jack Lew, Obama's pick to run the Treasury Department, which is what you get with a relative cipher l...

The Inconvenient Truth About Jack Lew

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

I suppose that he can't be much worse than Timothy Geithner, but that should be scant cause for cheer over the news that the president has nominated Jack Lew as Treasury secretary.

Obama Mocks Jack Lew's Sloppy Signature

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama nominated Jack Lew to replace outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Thursday, making sure to get in a friendly jab at...

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...