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The Fed Pick: Summers Fight Eases Yellen's Confirmation (October 9, 2013)

By Sudeep Reddy
The Wall Street Journal

As the world started bracing for a Summers nomination, forces on the left rose up with 21st-century pitchforks. Democratic senators petitioned the White House, an unusual act of rebellion against an already embattled Democratic president. An army of academic economists stepped forward to push for Ms. Yellen. Activists activated their networks.

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