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Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren Fans Flame Patrick McHenry On Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Patrick McHenry's pants may not be on fire, but his Facebook page is getting thoroughly flamed after he called Elizabeth Warren a l...

Amanda Terkel

Al Franken To Obama: Give Elizabeth Warren A Recess Appointment

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) urged President Obama Wednesday to grant Elizabeth Warren a recess appointment to head the Consumer Financial ...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: GOP Botches Multiple Facts, Calls Elizabeth Warren A Liar

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans attempting to grill Elizabeth Warren on the creation of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had to be schooled repe...

GOP Congressman: Consumer Protection Bureau Has 'Virtually Unchecked' Power

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

The Republican attack on Elizabeth Warren and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shows little sign of soon fading. Continuing the months-long...

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Aims To Simplify Mortgage Forms

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau advanced its overhaul of annoying, incomprehensible mortgage forms on Wednesday in its first regulatory maneu...

Financial Reforms Could Be Stalled Big Leadership Vacuum

nytimes.com | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

The Obama administration has not announced nominees for several positions that Congress created last summer, nor has it nominated new heads for three ...

Dear GOP: We Don't Negotiate With Hostage Takers

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

The attempt by the GOP to derail the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau weeks before it opens its doors is quite remarkable. If the GOP proposals are translated into plain English, you can get the real picture of what they want.

Zach Carter

Payday Loan Kingpin Praises Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

This article has been updated WASHINGTON -- The Chairman of the nation's largest payday lending outifit is making the rounds in the nation's capita...

The Economic Security President: Four Ways to Be "Bold" and "Gutsy" on the Home Front

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

While the President's overall approval rating jumped 11 percent following the death of bin Laden, Obama's economic approval fell to a new low: Only 34 percent approved of his handling of the economy.

Senate Republicans Give up on Opposing Elizabeth Warren for CFPB, With a Twist

David Arkush | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
David Arkush

The president should not miss the opportunity to introduce more Americans to Professor Warren, and to have the debate that Wall Street and its congressional allies fear.

Democrats and Wall Street

Mike Lux | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

The Republicans in the Senate have thrown down the gauntlet: 44 Republican senators have signed a letter saying they won't confirm anyone to be the director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless the new agency is made toothless.

Warren Could Be Blocked By Senate GOP Unless Consumer Agency Is Weakened

Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON, May 5 (By Kevin Drawbaugh) - Forty-four U.S. Republican senators vowed on Thursday to vote against any White House nominee to head a n...

Shahien Nasiripour

Banks Illegally Foreclosed On Dozens Of Military Borrowers

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.05.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Two of the nation's largest mortgage firms illegally foreclosed on the homes of "almost 50" active-duty military service members, accord...

Elizabeth Warren Remains On Short List To Head Consumer Protection Bureau

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren might become head of the soon-to-open Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after all. President Barack Obama has yet to nominate ...

Nominate Elizabeth Warren -- Provide the Pecora Hearings We Need

Simon Johnson | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

A proper Senate confirmation hearing for Elizabeth Warren would allow her to explain in clear terms how "too big to fail" banks are are now involved in a hugely dangerous government subsidy scheme that presents a serious, nontransparent threat to consumers.

The CFPB Needs to Get to Work; Republicans Need to Stop Trying to Stall It

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Congress has created the CFPB with so much oversight that calls for "improving" the CFPB are unfair to all of us who use financial services. These bills are transparent attempts to hobble the agency before it has even opened its doors.

Elizabeth Warren May Head Consumer Agency After All

wsj.com | DEBORAH SOLOMON | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

White House officials seeking someone to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have so far failed to find a nominee, with several candidates re...

Predatory Tactics Still Plague Auto Loans

iWatch News | David Heath | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

After the financial crisis exposed the devastation caused by predatory lending, state and federal authorities vowed to protect consumers from practice...

Shackling the Cop on the Beat

Preeti Vissa | Posted 06.09.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

The one result that running a regulatory agency by committee can guarantee is that it will be slower and less efficient. CFPB is supposed to be a cop on the beat, and there's a reason beat cops don't work by committee.

Two Top Contenders Emerge To Head Consumer Protection Agency

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

April 6, 2011 1:39:49 AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is considering Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Raskin and former Michigan Gov. J...

In The Public Interest: Congress Still Demonizing Elizabeth Warren, Meanwhile, Chase Rolls Out the $5 ATM Fee

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Ed Mierzwinski

Washington should be implementing Wall Street reform, not tearing it down.

GOP Congressman vs. Elizabeth Warren

The Baseline Scenario | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

By Simon Johnson The Baseline Scenario Representative Spencer Bachus, Republican chair of the House Financial Services Committee, famously remarke...

It's Elizabeth Warren Vs. JPMorgan Chief On Financial Reform

Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Kevin Drawbaugh) - Elizabeth Warren, the Obama administration's defender of financial consumers, will venture into the corporate li...

In The Public Interest: Checking the "Fact Check" From CFPB Opponents

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ed Mierzwinski

What opponents of the CFPB really fear is that we now have a regulator that will put consumer interests first and hold Wall Street accountable. Wall Street plain and simple doesn't want a consumer cop on the beat. But consumers do.

In The Public Interest: Checking the "Fact Check" From CFPB Opponents

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Mierzwinski

What opponents of the CFPB really fear is that we now have a regulator that will put consumer interests first and hold Wall Street accountable.