Jack Lew

Rep. Barton On Debt Limit: Bills Only Need To Be 'Paid Partially' Like 'My Household Budget'
Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) on Monday said that he would fight against raising the nation's debt ceiling and had a simple plan to avoid default, which involved not paying "every bill the day it comes in." Read more...
NBC's Guthrie Badgers Jack Lew Over Not Giving Into GOP Hostage Taking
NBC's Savannah Guthrie wonders why the Democrats aren't willing to accept the GOP slowly releasing one hostage at a time instead of funding the government. Read more...
Fox News' Chris Wallace: Obama 'Trying To Panic The Markets' To Hurt Republicans
Fox News host Chris Wallace suggested to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Sunday that President Barack Obama was purposely trying to "panic the markets" to damage the Republican Party. Read more...
Boehner Promises More Hostage Taking On The Debt Ceiling
House Speaker John Boehner promises a "whale of a fight" over the debt ceiling after being attacked by the right for not being willing to shut the government down in order to defund "Obamacare." Read more...
Lew: No Evidence White House Drove Improper IRS Targeting
Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace continued with the IRS scandal mongering when he badgered Treasury Secretary Jack Lew about the latest twist and turn in their manufactured controversy. Read more...

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Tea party-backed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday warned President Barack Obama that he was in danger of "losing the moral authority to lead this nation" because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unfairly scrutinized the tax-exempt status of conservative groups. Read more...
Senator Warren is proving that she is not a person to be trifled with, particularly when it comes to coddling big banks. Read more...
The news from the world of finance has been incredibly depressing of late, as the big Wall Street banks keep winning round after round in their battles with regulators. The flurry of deals, which in part were closed pre-Jan 1st to allow the banks to Read more...
Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argues that saving money is not the path to economic recovery. Instead, he tells Bill, we should put aside our excessive focus on the deficit, try to overcome political recalcitrance, and spend money to put America back to work. Krugman offers specific solutions to not only end what he calls a “vast, unnecessary catastrophe,” but to do it more quickly than some imagine possible. His latest book, End This Depression Now!, is both a warning of the fiscal perils ahead and a prescription to safely avoid them. Read more...
President Obama's second term hasn't started yet, but that didn't stop Stephen Colbert from already proclaiming it a disaster and bemoaning the the lack of diversity with some of his recent nominations to fill retirements in his cabinet. Never mind Read more...