Ben Bernanke today won a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
In a debate that was more about popular anger over the economy and government bailouts than about Bernanke’s technical qualifications, the Senate voted 70-30 to confirm Bernanke.
Earlier, the Senate had voted 77-23 on the cloture motion that assured the confirmation. That motion required 60 votes to pass.
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