Government

After Geithner

1. Tim Geithner says he'll be Treasury Secretary "for the foreseeable future."

2. Tim Geithner has told President Obama he's considering leaving his job after the debate over the debt limit is resolved, according to unnamed sources cited by multiple news reports.

This is how they do things in Washington. Also, they speculate about who will replace cabinet secretaries who say they have no plans to leave in the foreseeable future.

Politico names names with abandon:

...Erskine Bowles, White House chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, and Roger Altman, a prominent investment banker and former deputy Treasury secretary.

Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, is considered a strong dark-horse candidate. ... But the White House will have to decide whether Dimon, who leads the most successful bank in the U.S., is too closely aligned with Wall Street.

The current White House chief of staff, William Daley, also comes from JPMorgan...

Other names mentioned as possible replacements for Geithner include outgoing FDIC Chair Sheila Bair, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt.

Geithner is the last man standing from Obama's original core economic team, which included Larry Summers, Christina Romer, and Peter Orszag.

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