A Peek Into Summers's Reign at the White House

Apparently, economic debates within the Obama administration are far more interesting than they appear to outsiders. Reuters provides an interesting look into Larry Summers' rein as the President's chief economic adviser. The article also ponders the question of how long he'll stick around. Here's a juicy excerpt:

Debates within Obama's economic team can approach a World Wrestling Federation smackdown. In stories leaked to the press, Summers has been accused of shutting key people out of meetings, including Paul Volcker, Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Christina Romer and CEA member Austan Goolsbee.

In his book, "The Promise: President Obama, Year One," Jonathan Alter describes an especially heated exchange between Summers and Romer. "Don't you threaten me!" Summers blurted at Romer, who shot back: "Don't you bully me!"

Read the full story at Reuters.