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Recognizing All of America's S/Heroes

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Kudos to the Treasury Department which has announced that Harriet Tubman's face will grace the front of the redesigned $20 bill, making her the first woman in more than a century and first African American ever to be represented on the face of an American paper note.

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt Should Be The First Woman to Have Her Own Bill

Jennifer J. Raab | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women
Jennifer J. Raab

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has asked the American people for feedback on what he calls "a new family of bills." I'm teaming up with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to urge the Secretary to embrace this plan: Create a $25 bill. Put Eleanor Roosevelt on it.

President Obama Sides With U.S. Corporate Tax Cheats

William K. Black | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
William K. Black

Instead of cooperating with other governments to end the suicidal race to the bottom or imposing other taxes and penalties on the tax evaders, the administration is demanding that the EU cease cracking down on tax evasion scams by U.S. corporations.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Urges Congress To Act On Puerto Rico

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

SAN JUAN, Jan 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday said that while the Obama administration was ready to do all it could to he...

Can the U.S. and Partner Governments Crush ISIL Finance?

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.11.2015 | World
Frank Vogl

United States Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will chair an unprecedented session of the United Nations Security Council on December 17. For the first ti...

Treasury Department Renames Building To Honor Emancipated Slaves

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it is renaming a prominent federal building after a bank that concentrated on the economi...

U.S. Treasury Secretary Softens View on China-Led Infrastructure Bank, But Stresses 'High Standards' in Asia Society Address

Tom Nagorski | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Tom Nagorski

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew offered a gentler approach to China's proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Tuesday, saying "the U.S. stands ready to welcome new additions to the international development architecture."

Jacob Lew Hasn't a Clue

Joel Sucher | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Joel Sucher

At the conference Lew cast some bread upon the water -- announcing an extension of HAMP and related programs through 2016 -- and these crumbs were eagerly consumed by so-called housing advocates

WATCH: In Conversation With Jacob J. Lew, U.S. Secretary Of The Treasury

Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact

TIME: 7:30pm-8:30pm EST On Sunday, June 30, The New York Times Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt speaks in conversation with U.S. Treasury Se...

Senator Targets 'Too Big To Jail' Banks

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is preparing to introduce legislation that would break up the notorious “too big to fail” banks, The Hill reported Wed...

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...

Mark Gongloff

Lew: Deregulation Didn't Cause The Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Jack Lew, likely the next Treasury secretary, may be a lot of things: budget maven, cool negotiator, native New Yorker, weird handwriter. But he is no...

Let Us Now Examine Jack Lew's Handwriting Because Why Not

Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

So it looks like Jacob "Jack" Lew is indeed going to be President Obama's next Treasury Secretary, NBC's John Harwood reported on Wednesday. The first question everybody wants answered about him is, naturally, what is the deal with his crazy handwriting?

Report: Major CEO Approached About Treasury Secretary Job

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

The White House has approached Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express, about becoming Treasury Secretary, Commerce Secretary, or a senior adviser, ...

Mark Gongloff

Meet The Man Who Might Replace Tim Geithner

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business

The chatter in Washington and on Wall Street is that White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew is the favorite to replace Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithne...

Wall Street And Washington Share Millions Of Dollars, Lot Of People

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.30.2012 | Business

The close relationship between Wall Street and Washington belies their 200 mile separation and theoretically differing goals. By spending money on...

White House Chief Of Staff: Now Is The Wrong Time For Austerity Measures

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

Washington, Feb 12 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's chief of staff, Jacob Lew, defended his boss on Sunday for failing to cut the U.S. budget de...

Ben Hallman

Is White House Chief Jack Lew's Banking Background Bad News For Financial Reform?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

As President Barack Obama's new White House chief of staff, ex-banker Jacob Lew assumes a powerful position at the height of a Washington battle over ...

New White House Staffers Have Strategic Catholic, Jewish Ties

Posted 01.10.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) President Obama on Tuesday (Jan. 10) named an immigration expert with longstanding ties to the Catholi...

Obama's New Pick Won Praise From Top Republicans

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Jacob "Jack" Lew is replacing Bill Daley as White House Chief of Staff. As the White House's budget di...

White House Gives CIOs New Roles, Without Authority To Cut IT Waste

Wyatt Kash | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Wyatt Kash

A recent White House memo giving chief information officers at federal agencies greater responsibilities to reduce wasteful technology spending presents the latest example of the how too often in government, responsibility and authority don't always go hand in hand.

Federal Agencies Warned To Prepare For More Cuts

AOL Government | Wyatt Kash | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

Federal agency and department leaders should plan for a 5 percent reduction in discretionary spending in fiscal year 2013, and prepare for more cuts -...

Elise Foley

Obama To Meet With Boehner, Reid On Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders on Tuesday to discuss funding for the remainder of the fiscal year, with onl...

Lockboxes and Lunchboxes: Krauthammer vs. Social Security

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Charles Krauthammer wants you to know two things: There's no "lockbox" for Social Security and there's no such thing as a free lunch. He's wrong about Social Security, but first things first: Let's do lunch.

The United States Isn't a Company and It Isn't a Family -- It's a Country.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard the misleading analogies comparing government finances to that of a family or corporation, I'd have enough money to buy Alan Simpson a cow.