WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to change the face of a federal judiciary that has a long tradition of white men passing judgment on parties from all walks of life — if he can get his nominees past the Senate.
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.
Everyone is familiar with the fact that Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke’s second term as Chairman is drawing to a close. Janet Yellen is widely expected to ultimately be confirmed by the Senate. What is less appreciated is that the Federal Reserve is on the cusp of what may prove to be among the broadest changes in its 100-year old history.