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Timothy Geithner Replacement

Cabinet Shuffle Puts Obama In Tough Spot

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

By Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plans to leave near the end of January p...

Filling Geithner's (Small) Shoes

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Timothy Geithner has said that he'll step down as Treasury Secretary at the end of Obama's first term. Assuming that Mitt Romney keeps self-destructing and Obama wins a second term, who should succeed him? Just as Obama's choice in 2008 of an economic team led by Larry Summers and Tim Geithner told you a lot about what kind of president he'd be (and not be), Obama will signal a lot in his selection of Geithner's replacement. In an economic crisis, the treasury secretary (tied with the Fed chairman) becomes the most important domestic public official after the president.