Jack Lew has been nominated to be the next Treasury secretary.
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January 10, 2013 The president has nominated his chief of staff. Jack Lew is also a former budget director in both the Clinton and Obama administrations. He would replace Timothy Geithner, who plans to step down soon.
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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick introduces President Obama at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser last year. Could Patrick be chosen to replace Eric Holder as attorney general?
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November 8, 2012 A number of people are in the running for Cabinet appointments in President Obama's second term.
February 17, 2011 Interest payments on the national debt are forecast by 2018 to crowd out much of U.S. spending. Experts worry that the deteriorating fiscal situation could drive up the interest rates the U.S. must pay, further worsening the situation.
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