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Obama nominates 4 for Cabinet

Obama nominates 4 for Cabinet

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday sent the Senate four Cabinet nominations in the first step to reshape his administration for his second term.

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Obama would sign debt limit suspension

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- President Obama would sign a Republican-backed measure suspending the U.S. debt ceiling through mid-May if it lands on his desk, a spokesman said Tuesday.

House posts debt ceiling legislation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- House Republicans took the first step Monday to defuse the U.S. debt ceiling fight, introducing legislation that suspends the spending cap until May 19.
Debt ceiling: There's no upside for Republicans if they hold debt ceiling hostage

Debt ceiling: There's no upside for Republicans if they hold debt ceiling hostage

There's something unsettling about Newt Gingrich being the most reasonable voice in the room.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
WH snubs GOP's short-term debt-ceiling fix

WH snubs GOP's short-term debt-ceiling fix

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said Republicans may back a short-term debt-ceiling increase -- a notion the White House immediately rejected.

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Geithner warns clock is ticking on debt

Geithner warns clock is ticking on debt

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned Congress Tuesday workarounds allowing the government to pay its bills are not sustainable for much longer.

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Gingrich: Debt limit wrong battlefield

Gingrich: Debt limit wrong battlefield

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Republicans picked the wrong battle to threaten letting the United States to go into default to achieve deficit reductions, ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich said.
Debt ceiling: The art of compromise seems to be a lost art in Congress

Debt ceiling: The art of compromise seems to be a lost art in Congress

If compromise is an art, we probably shouldn't expect any masterpieces out of Congress.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

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Liberals weigh in on regulatory posts

Liberals weigh in on regulatory posts

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Federal appointments at the U.S. Treasury Department and other finance regulators require strong consumer advocates to fill them, liberals are saying.

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Obama nominates Lew for Treasury

Obama nominates Lew for Treasury

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- President Obama Thursday named White House Chief of Staff Jacob "Jack" Lew as the next secretary of the U.S. Treasury amid financial turmoil.
Republicans blast Lew nomination

Republicans blast Lew nomination

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Some Republicans slammed the nomination of White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to be U.S. treasury secretary, announced by President Obama Thursday.
Report: Lew Obama's Treasury Dept. choice

Report: Lew Obama's Treasury Dept. choice

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- White House Chief of Staff Jacob J. "Jack" Lew will be nominated to succeed Timothy Geithner as U.S. treasury secretary, The Hill reported Wednesday.

Solis leaving Obama Cabinet

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is leaving the Obama administration, the White House said Wednesday.

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Obama has jobs to fill in Cabinet

Obama has jobs to fill in Cabinet

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Now that he has presented nominations for his security and foreign policy teams, President Obama will focus on the rest of his Cabinet, the White House said.

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Geithner said set on leaving this month

Geithner said set on leaving this month

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner plans to leave his job around Inauguration Day, a spokesman says, and he'll leave, debt-ceiling deal or not, Politico says.

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Geithner notifies debt ceiling reached

Geithner notifies debt ceiling reached

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Monday notified Congress the United States has reached its $16.4 trillion debt ceiling.
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