The US Senate on Monday confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to head the FBI at a time of heightened scrutiny of US intelligence operations. James Comey, a respected former deputy attorney general, sailed through on a 93-1 vote, with two senators voting present.
President Barack Obama will meet with Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Syria — a meeting that could serve as one of the most significant in Obama's quest for Congressional approval for limited military action in Syria.
President Barack Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, Lael Brainard and Jerome Powell for positions on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.
Fischer, formerly governor of the Bank of Israel, is Obama’s choice for Fed vice chairman to replace Janet Yellen, who was approved by the Senate this week for the chairmanship of the U.S. central bank. Lael Brainard will fill an empty seat on the board, and Powell is being nominated for a second term, according to a statement today from the White House.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is expected to propose that same-sex couples be treated the same as heterosexual marriages in a campaign-style event Tuesday to announce his plan for giving millions of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship, as well as making improvements to the legal immigration system and border security.
Reuters - President Barack Obama will nominate Harvard economist Jeremy Stein and Jerome Powell, an investment banker and former Treasury official, to the two empty seats on the Federal Reserve's policy-setting board of governors.