Senate Confirmation

Bernanke Senate Confirmation in Peril

Roll Call is reporting the Bernanke Senate confirmation might actually be in peril, as in not enough votes.

Ben Bernanke’s nomination to serve a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve appears to be in peril. Bernanke is up for a second term at the Fed; his current term expires in 10 days on Jan. 31. A handful of Senators had previously threatened to filibuster the nomination, but this week the number of opposing lawmakers appeared to grow, further dimming his prospects for installment.

Wow. Honestly I didn't think this would happen, so for all of those who want to burn Ben, I sure hope you're thinking of a better replacement right now, before we get the likes of a Larry Summers as a new nominee.

Here's some new details on Senators: