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Treasury Nominee Mnuchin's CEO Pay Straw Man

Sarah Anderson | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

In response to questions from senators who will be voting soon on his Treasury Secretary nomination, Steven Mnuchin pulled an old trick on the issue o...

Amerca's Voters: Be Careful What You Ask For

Tim Arnold | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics
Tim Arnold

Credit: CG Roll Call Disaffected, underemployed US workers' anger has erupted and carried Donald Trump to the precipice of our presidency. They vot...

'Foreclosure King' For Treasury

Sarah Anderson | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

Donald Trump's pick for Treasury Secretary has sparked rave responses from Wall Street lobbyists but a firestorm from public interest groups.

JPMorgan Chief Jamie Dimon Floated As Trump Treasury Secretary

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - A senior person on President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team contacted JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon to see if he...

Here's How To Tell If Hillary Clinton Will Keep Her Promises On Trade

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Most Americans have never heard of Lael Brainard. But to Democratic Party insiders already jockeying over the direction of a Hillary Cl...

Elizabeth Warren for Secretary of the Treasury

Carla Seaquist | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Amid "rampant speculation" of a Hillary Clinton-Elizabeth Warren ticket to head the Democratic slate after their recent joint campaign appearances, here is another speculation.

Geithner for Economics Nobel Prize

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
Benjamin T. Solomon

Timothy Geithner's bank stress test is worthy of the Noble Prize in Economics and is the most important financial innovation in two decades. Having spent decades abating and resolving financial crises around the world, he was able, willing and ready to abate and resolve our own Wall Street Crash of 2008.

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 | Home
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."

Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

With 2014 weighing in as the hottest year on record, the window to mitigate global warming rapidly shrinks. It's time to eliminate the debate that action on climate change will harm economic growth.

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

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew To Show 'Commitment' To Detroit

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will visit bankrupt Detroit this week to highlight the Obama administration's "con...

Jack Lew's Prostate Surgery 'Went Well,' U.S. Treasury Says

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's treatment for a benign enlarged prostate on Tuesday "went well and as planned," ...

Jack Lew To Undergo Treatment For Enlarged Prostate

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will have an outpatient surgical procedure in New York on Tuesday for treatment of...

Impact of Failure to Raise the Nation's Debt Limit

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

If my colleagues won't listen to my arguments for why we must not delay and vote to raise the debt ceiling, I do hope they listen to President Reagan.

Great Nations Pay Their Bills

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Today's debate may be polarized, but no one seriously expects half the nation to secede because of it. And yet, in the early days of the American experiment, that's how controversial the national debt was.

Summers Out

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even after pointing out how Occupy fell short and how a little agreed-upon focus might have prolonged the movement and allowed it to grow strong, Occupy did succeed spectacularly at their basic goal: changing the American conversation about the economy.

Treasury Secretary Lew Makes a Great Point (And a Not-So-Great One Too)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

He was giving the White House talking point that "we won't negotiate over the debt ceiling" and Harwood was like, OK, but you will negotiate over the budget... why is it OK to negotiate over one but not the other?

Why Did Dems Give Jack Lew a Pass?

The New Republic | ALEC MACGILLIS | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

While Washington was obsessing Wednesday over whether or not the oh-so-intimidating Gene Sperling had threatened Bob Woodward over his deeply misguide...

GOP Senator Miffed Over Obama Pick

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A top Republican senator on Wednesday said he was unsatisfied with U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew's respons...

Jack Lew: Lowering Corporate Tax Rate A 'Challenge'

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Jack Lew, Obama's Treasury secretary nominee, said on Wednesday that it would be challenging to lower the corporate t...

8 Subjects Senators Should Bring Up at Jack Lew's Confirmation Hearing Today

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Republican senators like Chuck Grassley may ask some excellent questions, but some of his colleagues are likely to be in attack mode. Here are eight lines of constructive senators should pursue, along with some specific questions for each of them.

Jack Lew Set To Be Grilled By Senate Panel

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

* Obama's candidate expected to win Senate backing * Lew: Citigroup bonus was in line with others in industry * Tax refo...

Obama's Treasury Pick Is About To Get Grilled

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

* Cayman Islands account also will be part of questioning * Confirmation expected but Republican support unclear * Confi...

Who Said That Treasury Secretaries Have to Come From Wall Street? How About Paul Krugman?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The renowned actor and human rights activist Danny Glover has launched a petition to the president for him to nominate Paul Krugman for secretary of the treasury. It's worth signing.

Paul Krugman on U.S. Treasury Secretary: "I Honestly Do Believe I'd Be Terrible At the Job"

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
92nd Street Y

Nobel Prize-winning economist and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman spoke with MSNBC's Chris Hayes on January 27, 2013. In this clip, Krugman responds t...