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January 11, 2013 3:25 am

President Obama Nominates Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary

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Jack Lew and President Obama in the Oval Office. Photo: Wikipedia.

Washington Post – President Obama stood side by side in the East Room of the White House on Thursday with his outgoing Treasury secretary, Timothy F. Geithner, and the man he was nominating to replace him, White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

The men are ordinarily among the least emotive around the White House, yet for 16 minutes on Thursday, as Obama bid farewell to Geithner and formally nominated Lew, there was an unusual spark of emotion.

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