A Dec. 1 article in the New York Times profiles former Carleton student and current White House chief of staff Jacob Lew and talks about the key role he will play in the showdown over the "fiscal cliff" budget negotiations. Lew, who started his academic career at Carleton before leaving after a year to work for Manhattan congresswoman Bella Abzug. He later completed his degree at Harvard and earned a law degree from Georgetown. He previously held the budget director's position under President Obama, a position he also held in the Clinton Administration.
NY Times: Former Carleton Student Lew To Play Key Role In "Fiscal Cliff" Showdown
December 1, 2012