Jennifer Jacobs
For Jennifer Jacobs's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
May 3, 2019
Trump's 0-for-4 streak of Fed choices raises concern about vetting process
U.S. President Donald Trump has named four people for two seats on the Federal Reserve's board of governors. None of them have made it through the Senate, raising doubts about the president's central bank acumen and the White House's vetting process for nominees.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 6, 2019
Increasing influential U.S. national security adviser John Bolton tests boundaries — and Trump's patience
White House national security adviser John Bolton is expanding his influence in increasingly visible ways, pursuing his own long-standing foreign policy priorities at the risk of tensions with top administration officials — and even Donald Trump himself.
Japan Times
Dec 25, 2018
What critics call a presidency spiraling out of control, Trump calls a winning hand
Donald Trump is coming off one of his roughest weeks as president, at least in his critics' eyes — instigating a U.S. government shutdown fight, provoking his defense chief's resignation, abruptly pulling American troops from two global hot spots, and even thinking about firing the head of the...
Japan Times
Dec 24, 2018
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's bid to calm markets risks making bad situation worse
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin looked to quash big-bank worries over plunging stock markets and reports that President Donald Trump might move on his Federal Reserve chief by assuring the financial community Sunday that market liquidity is in good shape.
Japan Times
Sep 28, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh's fiery denial during testimony gives Republicans cover to vote 'Yes'
Brett Kavanaugh's passionate denial of allegations of sexual misconduct may have convinced Republicans who want to vote "yes" to put him on the Supreme Court that they can overlook his accuser's credible and moving testimony.


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