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Obama Nominates Yellen As Fed Chair

Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his decision to nominate Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve. "The next chair will help guide ...

Report: Obama To Nominate Summers For Fed Chair As Early As Next Week

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

* Nikkei reports announcement could come late next week * White House says Obama has not made a decision yet * Summers a...

The Case for Janet Yellen Gets Stronger Every Day

Terry O'Neill | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

There has never been a woman chair of the Fed, and correcting that inequity is long overdue, but it's also true that Dr. Yellen is the best person for the job, male or female.

Obama May Need Republican Help If He Picks Summers For Fed

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

* Democrats on banking committee could pose hurdle * Yellen would likely face easier path to confirmation * Republicans ...

Jennifer Bendery

Former Reagan Adviser Backs Janet Yellen For Fed Chair | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the sake of the economy, President Barack Obama should nominate Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve and the Senate should conf...

Amanda Terkel

Majority Of House Democratic Women Tell Obama To Nominate Janet Yellen For Fed Chair | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of the Democratic women serving in the House of Representatives are urging President Barack Obama to nominate Janet Yellen as...

Obama: Next Fed Chair Should Try To Make Ordinary People's Lives Better

AP | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says his next Fed chairman should take ordinary people into account when setting monetary policy. Obama tells ...

Obama: Bernanke Has 'Stayed A Lot Longer' Than He Wanted

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama hinted in an interview aired on Monday that he...

Obama Makes Key Nominations

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU — A vacationing President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated a Harvard University professor and a former Treasury official under Preside...

Obama Sidesteps Question About Whether The Fed Is Intentionally Devaluing The Dollar

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW DELHI — President Barack Obama has sidestepped a question of whether the Federal Reserve may have weakened the value of the dollar by purchasing...

Ryan Grim

Webb, Sanders Pressure Obama On Fed | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two senators on opposite ends of the Democratic caucus spectrum are circulating a letter pressuring President Obama to appoint governors to the Federa...

Listening to Paul Volcker

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

You know how far politics has swung to the right when the most left wing guy in the room is the former chairman of the Federal Reserve. But that's what financial reform has come to.

Sam Stein

Sanders Rips Bernanke Nomination: "He Was Asleep At The Wheel" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The decision by President Barack Obama to nominate Ben Bernanke for a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve has been greeted with a type of h...