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Lael Brainard

Democrats Get a Gift from the Fed

Dean Baker | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

Last week, the Democrats received an unexpected gift from the Federal Reserve Board. Lael Brainard, a member of the Fed's Board of Governors, gave a speech in which she questioned the need for the Fed to raise interest rates.

Reported Nomination Continues Gender Discussion In The Fed

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Lael Brainard, undersecretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, is being considered for a vacancy at the Federal Reserve, sources ...

Dan Froomkin

After Geithner, Treasury May Need A Woman's Touch | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The best way to make sure that the next secretary of the Treasury is not overly beholden to Wall Street might be to hire a woman. The...

An Internationalism Republicans and Democrats Can Agree On

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Believe it or not, there actually are Democrats and Republicans -- lots of them -- committed to robust international engagement, smart foreign aid, and coherent and sensible U.S. international public diplomacy.

Lael Brainard, Another Obama Nominee runs into tax problems

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's choice for a top job in the Treasury Department did not disclose all of her late tax payments until she wa...

Obama Starts Filling In Treasury Department Holes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday moved to fill three top jobs at the Treasury Department to help Secretary Tim Geithner manage the ...