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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.

Krugman: The GOP War On Elizabeth Warren

nytimes.com | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, at a House hearing on financial institutions and consumer credit, Republicans lined up to grill and attack Elizabeth Warren, the law profes...

Why Republicans Hate Warren's CFPB But Love Another Bank Regulator

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

What's really at issue in the fight over the CFPB is not how the agency is structured or how much power it will have, but whose interests it serves.

Zach Carter

Goldman Banker Behind 'Smear Campaign' Against Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A Wall Street Journal editorial writer who has been closely involved with the paper's recent attacks on Elizabeth Warren is a former Gol...

Zach Carter

House Republicans Amplify Attacks On Elizabeth Warren, Consumer Protection

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a hearing marked by openly hostile questioning from House Republicans, consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren made her highly anticipated...

Zach Carter

Top Republican On Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Bureau: 'I Don't Like Them'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans have insisted that their proposals to force the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to fight for legislat...

Tim Geithner: All Parties Will Benefit From A Quick Mortgage Settlement

Reuters | Dave Clarke and David Lawder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A comprehensive settlement between U.S. authorities and banks over alleged abuses of mortgage servicing needs to be reached...

Zach Carter

Lawmakers Pushing Back Against Banks' Foreclosure-Settlement Complaints

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As bank executives push back against the terms of a foreclosure settlement with fees that may be as high as $20 billion, progressive leg...

Service Members to Gain Free Access to Credit Scores

Chris Birk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Birk

Active duty military members and their spouses will soon be able to see their FICO score for free, part of a unique partnership aimed at boosting financial literacy among those who serve our country.

Zach Carter

Bank Lobby Splinters On CFPB Ahead Of Director Confirmation Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A rift is emerging among bank lobbyists over the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as the deadline approaches for President Barac...

Zach Carter

In Stealth Lobbying Move, Wall Street Coordinates With Check-Cashers, Payday Lenders To Gut CFPB

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wall Street banks are deploying little-known lobbying organizations who represent companies like Pizza Hut and Radio Shack in a new push...

Zach Carter

Top Republican: 'Senate May Approve' Elizabeth Warren For CFPB

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Republican broke with what he called "conventional wisdom" Tuesday morning, saying that consumer watchdog Elizabeth Warren is "ver...

In The Public Interest: House Kneecaps Wall Street Reform Funding, But Goal Is Worse: Repeal

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Mierzwinski

The House is trying to starve our consumer cops to death. It's now in the public interest for the U.S. Senate to pass its own budget resolution that puts consumer and investor cops back on the beat. Otherwise, what happened on Wall Street will happen again.

Zach Carter

Homeowners Demand Criminal Prosecutions In Foreclosure-Fraud Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifty state attorneys general and nearly a dozen federal agencies are currently hashing out plans for a multibillion-dollar settlement w...

Mortgage Settlement Talks Plagued By Infighting Between Regulators, Prosecutors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C./WASHINGTON (By Joe Rauch and Dave Clarke) - U.S. regulators' efforts to settle with banks over improper mortgage foreclosures are ...

Elise Foley

House Approves Bill With Massive Spending Cuts After All-Night Session

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** WASHINGTON - After an all-night session, House Republicans early Saturday morning passed legislation that would slash $60 billion in ...

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Names Major CFPB Regulator

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, House Republicans cemented plans to slash the budget for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, setting up a major f...

Zach Carter

Republican Amendment Would Strip Funds For Obama 'Czars,' Plus Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are ramping up efforts to hamstring the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. One key amendment to the GOP's 2011 ...

Help Wanted: An Opportunity We Shouldn't Miss

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

It may not be visible inside the beltway of Wall Street, but there's a vast talent pool out there. And for the new financial regulatory system to work, these new views and voices need to be included.

Zach Carter

GOP Budget Would Cut Consumer Protection Agency's Funding In Half

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With reporting by Ryan Grim and Elise Foley WASHINGTON -- A new federal budget proposal from House Republicans would dramatically restrict the budget...

The Big Banks' Battle Against Consumers and Homeowners

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Lux

Trying to build a new agency whose actual mission is to act on behalf of consumers in times like these is a treacherous undertaking, and Elizabeth Warren is battling on two major fronts of her own.

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Wants to Hear From You

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

When was the last time a government site said, "We want you to share our thoughts, concerns, and stories"? Elizabeth Warren seems intent on giving her bureau a true Main Street focus.