BREAKING: Bernanke Confirmed For Second Term

The Senate just voted 70-30 to confirm Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke for a second term.

11 Democrats, 18 Republicans and 1 Independent voted against re-confirmation. Those 30 votes represent the largest number of ‘nay’ votes ever cast against a nominee for Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Bernanke’s second term will expire sometime in 2014.

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