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Jacob Lew Hasn't a Clue

Joel Sucher | Posted 08.15.2014 | 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

White House Urges Top Execs To Avoid Russian Economic Forum

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top executives at major United States companies are reconsidering or withdrawing their participation in a Russian international ec...

House Republicans Divided In Debt Ceiling Deal, Concede Top Ideas

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are struggling to devise a way forward on must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap....

Study Warns Of Imminent Debt Ceiling Deadline

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States could default on its obligations as early as Oct. 18 if Washington fails to agree on legislation to raise the governme...

WATCH: In Conversation With Jacob J. Lew, U.S. Secretary Of The Treasury

Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact

TIME: 7:30pm-8:30pm EST On Sunday, June 30, The New York Times Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt speaks in conversation with U.S. Treasury Se...

Latest Showing Of Sequester Solidarity

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has become the latest member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet to give back a portion of his salary. The...

Senator Targets 'Too Big To Jail' Banks

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is preparing to introduce legislation that would break up the notorious “too big to fail” banks, The Hill reported Wed...

Zach Carter

Lew Dodges Citigroup Questions At Confirmation Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's nominee for Treasury Secretary, maneuvered around questions during a Wednesday confirmation hearing a...

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...

Let Us Now Examine Jack Lew's Handwriting Because Why Not

Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

So it looks like Jacob "Jack" Lew is indeed going to be President Obama's next Treasury Secretary, NBC's John Harwood reported on Wednesday. The first question everybody wants answered about him is, naturally, what is the deal with his crazy handwriting?

Report: Major CEO Approached About Treasury Secretary Job

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

The White House has approached Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express, about becoming Treasury Secretary, Commerce Secretary, or a senior adviser, ...

Mark Gongloff

Meet The Man Who Might Replace Tim Geithner

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business

The chatter in Washington and on Wall Street is that White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew is the favorite to replace Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithne...

Wall Street And Washington Share Millions Of Dollars, Lot Of People

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.30.2012 | Business

The close relationship between Wall Street and Washington belies their 200 mile separation and theoretically differing goals. By spending money on...

White House Chief Of Staff: Now Is The Wrong Time For Austerity Measures

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

Washington, Feb 12 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's chief of staff, Jacob Lew, defended his boss on Sunday for failing to cut the U.S. budget de...

U.S. Chief Of Staff: Just A Matter Of Time Until Assad Falls

AP | Posted 04.13.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's chief of staff says it's only a matter of time before the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad col...

Ben Hallman

Is White House Chief Jack Lew's Banking Background Bad News For Financial Reform?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

As President Barack Obama's new White House chief of staff, ex-banker Jacob Lew assumes a powerful position at the height of a Washington battle over ...

New White House Staffers Have Strategic Catholic, Jewish Ties

Posted 01.10.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) President Obama on Tuesday (Jan. 10) named an immigration expert with longstanding ties to the Catholi...

Obama's New Pick Won Praise From Top Republicans

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Jacob "Jack" Lew is replacing Bill Daley as White House Chief of Staff. As the White House's budget di...

National Menorah To Be For 1st Night Of Hanukkah

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A special lighting ceremony is planned for the National Hanukkah Menorah near the White House on the first night of the eight-day Jewish...

White House Gives CIOs New Roles, Without Authority To Cut IT Waste

Wyatt Kash | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Wyatt Kash

A recent White House memo giving chief information officers at federal agencies greater responsibilities to reduce wasteful technology spending presents the latest example of the how too often in government, responsibility and authority don't always go hand in hand.

White House Orders Agencies To Cut Their Budgets

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press)-- It's a microcosm of the budget battling that has consumed Congress all year: The Obama administration wants federal ag...

Federal Agencies Warned To Prepare For More Cuts

AOL Government | Wyatt Kash | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

Federal agency and department leaders should plan for a 5 percent reduction in discretionary spending in fiscal year 2013, and prepare for more cuts -...

Elise Foley

Obama To Meet With Boehner, Reid On Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders on Tuesday to discuss funding for the remainder of the fiscal year, with onl...

Lockboxes and Lunchboxes: Krauthammer vs. Social Security

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Charles Krauthammer wants you to know two things: There's no "lockbox" for Social Security and there's no such thing as a free lunch. He's wrong about Social Security, but first things first: Let's do lunch.

The United States Isn't a Company and It Isn't a Family -- It's a Country.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard the misleading analogies comparing government finances to that of a family or corporation, I'd have enough money to buy Alan Simpson a cow.