President Barack Obama is sorely missing former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as Republicans prepare to stage a fresh debt-ceiling showdown, observers say. Geithner had been a key adviser and important mouthpiece for the administration on such matters. "There's no question he's a stronger voice on the market impact than [current Treasury Secretary] Jack Lew," said former Treasury official Tony Fratto. "I don't think there's any question they leaned on Geithner and valued him greatly."
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