Monday, August 24, 2009

Obama nominating Bernanke to 2nd term as Fed Chief

Why am I not surprised? Things about Obama lately are turning out to be very predictable.

President Obama plans to nominate Ben S. Bernanke to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, administration officials said Monday night.

The nomination, while expected, comes after Mr. Bernanke has had perhaps the most tumultuous term of any Fed chairman, helping to steer the economy through its greatest downturn since the 1930’s. Mr. Bernanke is a Republican who was appointed by President George W. Bush. Mr. Obama’s plan was confirmed by Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary.

A top White House official said Mr. Obama had decided to keep Mr. Bernanke at the helm of the Fed because he had been bold and brilliant in his attempts to combat the financial crisis and the current deep economic recession. read more here....

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