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President Obama is ‘Mr. $20 Trillion’

With the signing of the Congressional budget deal on November 2 and sale of at least another $1.5 trillion in Treasury debt before he leaves office, President Obama will have earned title: “Mr. $20 Trillion.”

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GOP Presidential Field Fails the Founders

At least two Republican presidential candidates will stand with Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. During Wednesday’s CNN’s Republican presidential debate, candidates were asked about the proposed changes to the $10 bill and the woman with whom they would prefer to replace the country’s first treasury secretary.

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Blue State Blues: A Senate Without Virtue, or Pride

The Iran deal will fail to muster enough votes to override an anticipated presidential veto. In the Senate, it may even fail to gather enough votes to stop Democrats from filibustering. The fact that Minority Leader Harry Reid wants to protect his members from having to vote on the Iran deal at all tells us exactly how bad it is. But it also tells us how weak the Republican opposition to the Iran deal has been from the start. And there must be political consequences.

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Bernanke on Hamilton: Say it Ain’t so, Jack

I must admit I was appalled to hear of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s decision last week to demote Alexander Hamilton from his featured position on the ten dollar bill. My reaction has been widely shared, see for example here, here, here, here, and here.

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Alexander-the-Not-So-Great: Hamilton Out on $10 Bill

The ongoing Women on the 20s campaign has been putting pressure on President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to Remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill. However, it turns out that the United States Treasury Department had another target: Alexander Hamilton. While removing Jackson from our nation’s currency would be a travesty, diminishing Hamilton is a disgrace.

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