Edition:
United States
Pictures | Fri Jan 4, 2013 | 6:22am EST

Analysis: Geithner's planned departure puts Obama in tough spot

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) walks off stage with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner after speaking about his meeting on infrastructure investment, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington in this October 11, 2010 file photo. Geithner's plans to leave near the end of January 2013 put the White House in a tricky spot, depriving the Obama administration of its longest-serving economic adviser for its next fiscal showdown with Congress. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) walks off stage with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner after speaking about his meeting on infrastructure investment, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington in this October 11, 2010 file photo. Geithner's...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) walks off stage with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner after speaking about his meeting on infrastructure investment, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington in this October 11, 2010 file photo. Geithner's plans to leave near the end of January 2013 put the White House in a tricky spot, depriving the Obama administration of its longest-serving economic adviser for its next fiscal showdown with Congress. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files
Close
1 / 2
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks at the Institute of International Finance (IIF)'s annual meeting in Tokyo in this October 11, 2012 file photo. Geithner's plans to leave near the end of January 2013 put the White House in a tricky spot, depriving the Obama administration of its longest-serving economic adviser for its next fiscal showdown with Congress. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/Files

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks at the Institute of International Finance (IIF)'s annual meeting in Tokyo in this October 11, 2012 file photo. Geithner's plans to leave near the end of January 2013 put the White House in a tricky...more

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks at the Institute of International Finance (IIF)'s annual meeting in Tokyo in this October 11, 2012 file photo. Geithner's plans to leave near the end of January 2013 put the White House in a tricky spot, depriving the Obama administration of its longest-serving economic adviser for its next fiscal showdown with Congress. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/Files
Close
2 / 2

Next Slideshows

Insight: "Fiscal cliff" fracas: From smiles to distrust to rancor

On November 16, after their first "fiscal cliff" session with President Barack Obama, the four leaders of Congress had stood in the driveway of the White House...

Jan 04 2013

House chooses Boehner as speaker again despite dissent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite a rocky few weeks during the "fiscal cliff" fight, John Boehner won re-election as speaker of the House of Representatives on...

Jan 03 2013

Nearly half of 280 New York pets displaced by Sandy left behind

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City shelter housing 280 pets displaced by Superstorm Sandy must shut down and, with nearly half the animals still unclaimed,...

Jan 03 2013

Congressional critics of bin Laden film step up pressure on CIA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. senators, including the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, have stepped up their pressure on the CIA over its...

Jan 03 2013

MORE IN PICTURES

Mexico reels after devastating earthquake

Mexico reels after devastating earthquake

Rescuers toil to find survivors in the rubble a day after a devastating earthquake in central Mexico killed more than 200 people.

Rohingya flee Myanmar violence

Rohingya flee Myanmar violence

Violence in Myanmar that began last month has forced more than 421,000 Rohingya to seek refuge in Bangladesh.

Countdown to German election

Countdown to German election

On the campaign trail as Germans prepare to go to the polls.

Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week

Backstage and collection highlights from Milan.

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

Backstage and collection highlights from London.

Hurricane Maria slams Caribbean

Hurricane Maria slams Caribbean

Hurricane Maria is the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month.

Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria slams into Puerto Rico as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years.

Inside the U.N. General Assembly

Inside the U.N. General Assembly

World leaders from 193 member states gather for the global body's annual meeting.

Earthquake rattles Mexico City

Earthquake rattles Mexico City

Desperate rescue workers scramble through rubble for survivors after the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast