Council on Foreign Relations http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24785/all en Obama to nominate Lew as Treasury secretary Thursday -source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/obama-nominate-lew-treasury-secretary-thursday-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate White House chief of staff Jack Lew as his next Treasury secretary on Thursday, replacing Timothy Geithner, according to a source familiar with the matter.</p> <p>Lew had been widely expected to be tapped for the role. He has served as budget director for Obama and for former President Bill Clinton.</p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Group of Thirty Health Politics Timothy Geithner Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732199 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Obama to nominate Lew as Treasury chief Thursday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-4-obama-nominate-lew-treasury-chief-thursday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Nomination was expected; will face budget fights</p> <p>* Lew irritated Republicans, but unlikely to be blocked</p> <p>* Deputy national security adviser frontrunner for chief of staff</p> <p>By Jeff Mason and Rachelle Younglai</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will nominate White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to be his next Treasury secretary, choosing a budget expert and close confidant to spearhead tough fiscal fights with Congress over the U.S. deficit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-4-obama-nominate-lew-treasury-chief-thursday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Health Jack Lew Politics Presidency of Barack Obama United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732227 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama to announce Lew nomination as Treasury chief Thursday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/obama-announce-lew-nomination-treasury-chief-thursday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama plans to announce his nomination of White House chief of staff and budget expert Jack Lew as his next Treasury secretary on Thursday at an event at 1:30 p.m. ET (1330 GMT), a White House official said.</p> <p>Lew, 57, will take the lead on difficult negotiations with Congress on how to cut the nation's looming debt and rein in spending - a central challenge for Obama's second term.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/obama-announce-lew-nomination-treasury-chief-thursday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Health Politics Politics of the United States United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732554 at http://www.globalpost.com Treasury nominee Lew's loopy signature gives Obama pause http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/treasury-nominee-lews-loopy-signature-gives-obama-pause <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jeff Mason</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Fortunately, clear cursive writing is not a prerequisite for promotion to the highest echelons of the U.S. government.</p> <p>President Barack Obama joked on Thursday that he considered taking back his offer to make White House chief of staff Jack Lew his next Treasury secretary after seeing - thanks to media reports - his loopy, illegible signature.</p> <p>The Treasury secretary's signature appears on U.S. currency, a fact that apparently gave Obama pause.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/treasury-nominee-lews-loopy-signature-gives-obama-pause" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Government Health Jack Lew Politics Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:00:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732909 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Obama nominates Lew to succeed Geithner at Treasury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-obama-nominates-lew-succeed-geithner-at-treasury <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Obama says Lew "a low-key guy" and "master of policy"</p> <p>* Lew, 57, appears likely to win Senate confirmation</p> <p>* He faces Republican questions about spending reforms</p> <p>* Chamber of Commerce chief says Lew will do "just fine"</p> <p>By Roberta Rampton and David Lawder</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-obama-nominates-lew-succeed-geithner-at-treasury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Health Jack Lew Politics Presidency of Barack Obama United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:15:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732555 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-Obama's Treasury choice untested outside budget expertise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/analysis-obamas-treasury-choice-untested-outside-budget-experti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Lew has limited financial experience, but is quick study</p> <p>* Some worry he won't be a tough regulator</p> <p>* Nominee a relative unknown outside Washington circles</p> <p>* Also largely unknown to international finance officials</p> <p>By Rachelle Younglai and Sarah N. Lynch</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/analysis-obamas-treasury-choice-untested-outside-budget-experti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Finance Government Health Jack Lew Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:15:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732937 at http://www.globalpost.com TIMELINE-Geithner navigated stormy years at U.S. Treasury's helm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/timeline-geithner-navigated-stormy-years-at-us-treasurys-helm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - Timothy Geithner, who played a lead role combating the global financial crisis as U.S. Treasury secretary, will step down from his post on January 25.</p> <p>President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to succeed him.</p> <p>If Lew is not confirmed by the Senate by the time Geithner departs, Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin will serve as acting secretary, a Treasury official said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/timeline-geithner-navigated-stormy-years-at-us-treasurys-helm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Economic history Economy of the United States Entertainment Environment Health Labor Law Politics Timothy Geithner Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732261 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-US Treasury says it could hit debt ceiling by mid-February http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-us-treasury-says-it-could-hit-debt-ceiling-mid-februar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The United States expects to run out of tools to avoid a default between mid-February and early March, potentially causing lasting damage to the U.S. economy and its creditworthiness, the Treasury said on Monday.</p> <p>In a letter to Congress, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urged lawmakers to raise the $16.4 trillion legal limit on the nation's debt or risk "irreparable" economic harm.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-us-treasury-says-it-could-hit-debt-ceiling-mid-februar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Economy of the United States Politics United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:45:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734449 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Obama's Treasury pick Lew courts Senate Republicans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/obamas-treasury-pick-lew-courts-senate-republicans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(In Jan. 23 story, corrects 17th paragraph to state that the senators "have indicated they would not support Lew as Treasury secretary" instead of "have said they think Lew should not serve as Treasury secretary")</p> <p>By Rachelle Younglai and Anna Yukhananov</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday offered encouraging words about President Barack Obama's Treasury nominee, Jack Lew, but withheld support, saying the former White House budget director's qualifications and views must still be scrutinized.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/obamas-treasury-pick-lew-courts-senate-republicans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Economy of the United States Entertainment Environment Health Jack Lew Jacob Lew Labor Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:45:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738602 at http://www.globalpost.com Security upgrades at Ankara embassy saved lives: US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/security-upgrades-at-ankara-embassy-saved-lives-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US officials said tightened security at the American embassy in Ankara had helped save lives Friday when a bomber wearing a suicide vest attacked a checkpoint killing a Turkish guard.</p> <p>A Turkish woman journalist has been seriously hurt and two local security guards were shaken up in the attack.</p> <p>"One of our direct-hire local guards was killed. We offer our deepest condolences to his family," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.</p> <p>The bomber had struck the first checkpoint on the embassy perimeter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/security-upgrades-at-ankara-embassy-saved-lives-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Council on Foreign Relations Politics Revolutionary People's Liberation Party–Front Victoria Nuland War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:15:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743565 at http://www.globalpost.com Former US Treasury Sec. Geithner to join Council on Foreign Relations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/former-us-treasury-sec-geithner-join-council-foreign-relations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is set to join the Council on Foreign Relations as a distinguished fellow, the New York-based policy think tank said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Geithner stepped down as President Barack Obama's treasury secretary on Jan. 25, handing the reins temporarily to his deputy, Neal Wolin. Obama's pick to succeed Geithner, former White House chief of staff Jack Lew, is awaiting congressional confirmation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/former-us-treasury-sec-geithner-join-council-foreign-relations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Group of Thirty Health Politics Technology Timothy Geithner Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:00:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747795 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Geithner plans book on battling financial crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-geithner-plans-book-battling-financial-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Timothy Geithner, who played a lead role battling the global financial crisis both at the U.S. Treasury and New York Federal Reserve, is planning to write a book on the U.S. response, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Geithner, who was the longest-serving member of President Barack Obama's economic team when he stepped down as secretary of the Treasury last month, is credited with helping to calm the financial storm that swept through Wall Street in 2007-2009.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-geithner-plans-book-battling-financial-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Group of Thirty Health Politics Technology Timothy Geithner Timothy Geithner Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:45:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748167 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Senate panel to vet Lew for U.S. Treasury secretary next week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-senate-panel-vet-lew-us-treasury-secretary-next-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with committee setting date for hearing)</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on Feb. 13 to consider the nomination of Jacob "Jack" Lew for Treasury secretary, the committee said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Committee chairman Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, will question Lew "about his experience, his views on fiscal policy and ideas for spurring economic growth" at the 10 a.m. (1500 GMT) hearing, the committee said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-senate-panel-vet-lew-us-treasury-secretary-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Health Jacob "Jack" Lew Max Baucus Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:45:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748328 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry to meet Canadian FM in first bilateral talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/kerry-meet-canadian-fm-first-bilateral-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold his first bilateral talks Friday, as he welcomes his Canadian counterpart John Baird to the State Department.</p> <p>He will also meet with a delegation sent to the United States to represent South Korean president-elect Park Geun-Hye, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told journalists on Thursday.</p> <p>Among the issues likely to be discussed between Kerry and Baird is the controversial $7 billion Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline, which is still awaiting a green light from the State Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/kerry-meet-canadian-fm-first-bilateral-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Council on Foreign Relations John Kerry Keystone Pipeline Politics Victoria Nuland AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:46:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749421 at http://www.globalpost.com Medicare dispute clouds Obama's Treasury pick -Republican senator http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/medicare-dispute-clouds-obamas-treasury-pick-republican-senator <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions on Thursday warned that President Barack Obama's nominee for Treasury secretary could face a tough time winning confirmation if the White House did not clear up a dispute over the Medicare health program.</p> <p>Jack Lew, Obama's former chief of staff and budget director, is due to testify on Wednesday before a Senate panel that is vetting him for the administration's top economic job. Lew would succeed Timothy Geithner who left office last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/medicare-dispute-clouds-obamas-treasury-pick-republican-senator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Health Healthcare reform in the United States Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749426 at http://www.globalpost.com