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Sam Stein

Larry Summers Thought Buffett Rule Was 'Gimmicky,' Says Geithner | Sam Stein | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It is unfair, in many respects, to expect a uniformity of viewpoints on economic policy from any White House. Officials are bound to hav...

Zach Carter

Another Democrat Comes Out Against Larry Summers As Fed Chair | Zach Carter | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) will vote against Larry Summers if President Barack Obama nominates his former economic adviser to head the Fe...

Sam Stein

Everyone Has An Opinion On Larry Summers | Sam Stein | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says his former top economic adviser and prospective nominee for Federal Reserve Chair Larry Summers has been mis...

Summers' View on Monetary Policy Not So Hidden

Jeff Madrick | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Jeff Madrick

Though some have claimed Larry Summers's views on monetary policy are unclear, his time in public service reveals a history of accommodating Wall Street over Main Street.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Defends Larry Summers, Disses HuffPost In Capitol Hill Meeting | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama gave a "full-throated defense" of Larry Summers in a closed meeting with House Democrats Wednesday, according to ...

The Bungled Coronation of Larry Summers

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A week ago, a carefully orchestrated series of leaks signaled that President Obama was on the verge of naming Larry Summers to succeed Ben Bernanke as chair of the Federal Reserve. Now, a massive backlash from Senate Democrats makes Summers' appointment something of a long shot.

A Surprise Ending for Larry Summers and the Fed?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Whoever said "What you don't know can't hurt you" doesn't know much about economics.  That goes double for the nomination of Lawrence Summers to head the Federal Reserve.

Alan Greenspan Is Back, and He Looks a Lot Like Larry Summers

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

As a man mired so deeply in Greenspan Economics, Summers is simply not capable of recognizing the dangers of letting the banking industry run fast and loose, or of grasping the wisdom of regulated capitalism.

Summers: 'Extraordinary Steps' By Policymakers Responsible For Recovery

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business

(Lawrence Summers is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Lawrence H. Summers CAMBRIDGE, Ma., M...

The Memo that Larry Summers Didn't Want Obama to See

The New Republic | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

For the past three years, Washington journalists and politicos have obsessed over a 57-page memo that Barack Obama's incoming economic team prepared f...

Lawrence Summers Likely Leaving White House After Elections

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This post has been updated Lawrence Summers, the White House's top economic adviser, will leave at the end of the year and return to his position as ...

Larry Summers May Be Leaving Obama Administration, Fox Business Reports

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Larry Summers may be the first high-profile departure from the Obama administration, Wall Street executives tell the Fox Business Network. White Ho...

Cornel West INTERVIEW: Don't Appoint Larry Summers As An Economic Adviser And Tell Me You're Progressive (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, Dr. Cornel West discusses his long-awaited memoir "Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud." It's...