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Ben Bernanke smiles in the face of critics

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WASHINGTON — They likened him to a traitor. They hinted darkly that he might suffer violence because of his actions in office. They said they wanted him fired.


But when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was invited to respond to the Republican presidential candidates who have made him a whipping boy, he turned the other bearded cheek.

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