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Stacey Kaper Stacy Kaper covers national security for National Journal. Previously Kaper covered financial services including the 2008 financial crisis and its resulting Wall Street reform law.
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Outgoing Treasury secretary immersed in fiscal-cliff negotiations

November 12, 2012 In the postelection showdown over expiring tax cuts and automatic spending reductions, seasoned crisis fighter Timothy Geithner will play a crucial role as the administration’s top economic official and a liaison to both Capitol Hill and the financial markets. Geithner, who had long announced that he would retire as Treasury ...

Elizabeth Warren open to compromise on deficit

November 7, 2012 Just one day after ousting Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown, Democratic Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren said she would look for ways to compromise with Republicans to find solutions to the deficit crisis. “This is a win for America’s middle class. This is a win for every family that really has been ...

Partisans argue over the 'mandate' question

November 7, 2012 Partisans and pundits parsing the election seem to agree that the signal from voters is that the political parties need to work together, though the question of whether voters sent a “mandate” to Washington remains a sore subject of debate. Tim Kaine, the Democratic senator-elect for Virginia, said he believed ...

Treasury Secretary gears up for fiscal cliff showdown

November 6, 2012 In the postelection showdown over expiring tax cuts and automatic spending reductions, seasoned crisis fighter Timothy Geithner will play a crucial role as the administration’s top economic official and a liaison to both Capitol Hill and the financial markets. The White House and congressional Republicans are gearing up for a ...

Senior Democrats spar over maximizing fiscal-cliff leverage

September 6, 2012 Current and former Obama and Clinton administration advisers and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., squared off on Thursday over how to work with Republicans to forestall a looming fiscal crisis. At an economic event at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the Democrats also sparred over how to use ...

President’s speech will tackle deficit reduction, entitlement reform

September 6, 2012 Top campaign aides to President Obama said that in his speech on Thursday night, the president will discuss deficit reduction and entitlement reform. Stephanie Cutter, appearing on CNN’s Starting Point on Thursday, said, “I think you will hear the president lay out his plan of balanced deficit reduction where everybody ...

House approves flood insurance extension

May 31, 2012 The House approved a short-term, 60-day extension of the National Flood Insurance Program on Wednesday, keeping the program alive and setting the stage for a broader debate over reform this summer. The measure was approved by a voice vote. The bill now moves to the White House and the president ...

Consumer bureau chief: Recess appointment 'not affecting our decision making'

March 26, 2012 Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said that opposition to his controversial recess appointment in January is not going to hold the agency back from its duty to protect consumers. President Obama installed Cordray as director of the agency over the objection of Republicans in January ...

Obama reelection strategy seen in Cordray appointment

January 4, 2012 The White House's bombshell decision to install Richard Cordray at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau through a questionable recess appointment signaled that the White House is convinced the move benefits President Obama's reelection bid and is willing to take the heat for it on Capitol Hill and ...

Barney Frank dispels rumors he wants to head HUD

November 29, 2011 Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., on Tuesday squashed speculation that he wants the top U.S. housing policy job when he leaves Congress after the 2012 elections. Frank, the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, had previously expressed interest in leading the Housing and Urban Development Department. But he said ...