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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," ...

Lew: Default Could Cause 'Irrevocable Damage'

Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress Thursday of "irrevocable damage" that an un...

Treasury To Reach Debt Limit In Mid-October

Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 4:14 p.m. ET-- In a Monday letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said latest estimates show the U.S. hitt...

Lew Set To Start New Gig As Crisis Looms

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jacob Lew is scheduled to be sworn in Thursday as Treasury secretary and will have to hit the ground running. He is taking over the job...

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 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 ...

Obama Treasury Pick Courts Senate Republicans

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

By Rachelle Younglai and Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday offered encouraging words abou...

Much Ado About Nothing on Obama's White Guy Appointees

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Their tenures in these positions often far out ran the tenure of the president that appointed them. But because they were largely nameless and faceless they got very little attention. Obama's appointments to the judiciary are a near textbook example of that. Few can name any of them.

Obama Mocks Jack Lew's Sloppy Signature

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama nominated Jack Lew to replace outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Thursday, making sure to get in a friendly jab at...

Jacob Lew: Another Brick in the Wall Street on the Potomac

William K. Black | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
William K. Black

Obama likes to surround himself with failures. Geithner set the pattern. He was supposed to be the principal regulator of most of the largest U.S. bank holding companies. He was an abject failure. Lew has gone from failure to failure. He was one of the architects of both of the Clinton administration's disastrous statutory deregulatory actions that helped produce the epidemic of accounting control fraud that drove the Great Recession. Emanuel and Daley were failures as directors of Fannie and Freddie. Obama has put failed anti-regulators in positions where they can best undermine the reregulatory effort that is essential to reduce the risk and harm of future crises.

Treasury Pick Faces Big Problems

Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's nominee for treasury secretary, is a premier federal budget...

Mark Gongloff

Lew: Deregulation Didn't Cause The Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Jack Lew, likely the next Treasury secretary, may be a lot of things: budget maven, cool negotiator, native New Yorker, weird handwriter. But he is no...

Sam Stein

The Unassuming Aide Who Has Obama's Ear

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last summer's debt ceiling negotiations demonstrated how political inhibition can often arise even in the face of economic catastrophe. ...