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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.

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. ...

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...