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Republicans Fight To Weaken New Consumer Protection Agency, Obama Threatens Veto

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House greeted the official opening Thursday of the new agency to protect consumers from financial abuse by voting to change its...

Bungling the Bureau: The Consumer Financial Protection Mess Is Another Lost Opportunity

Adam Hanft | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Adam Hanft

The Consumer Financial Protection Agency should have been a legacy of enduring value. Today should have been a day of celebration. Instead, the new bureau is just another contentious mess, another debacle that dispirits even the optimists.

Michael McAuliff

Dems Plan To Exploit GOP Bid To Gut CFPB | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Surprised Democrats think Republicans are giving them a gift for the first birth Thursday of the new consumer financial watchdog: a chan...

Shahien Nasiripour

Republican Opposition To Elizabeth Warren Allows White House To Duck Uncomfortable Questions | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Thanks to united Republican opposition to Elizabeth Warren as the permanent head of the consumer protection agency she dreamed up and sh...

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren Out, But GOP Won't Back Richard Cordray Either | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama may have rid himself of a high-profile confirmation fight by shunning Elizabeth Warren and picking former Ohio Attorney ...

Republicans Vow To Block Obama's CFPB Nominee

Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama warned the financial industry Monday to stop fighting his administration's reforms to help ...

Michael McAuliff

Progressives Launch Petition To Draft Elizabeth Warren For Senate | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– If progressives can’t have Elizabeth Warren as the head of the federal government’s new consumer watchdog agency, they want her to...

Obama Nominates Richard Cordray To Head Controversial New Agency

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama moved Monday to get a new consumer protection bureau up and running, introducing a former Ohio attorney gene...

Obama Picks Nominee To Lead Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

This article has been updated to include statements from Elizabeth Warren and Timothy Geithner. President Barack Obama will nominate former Ohio At...

Republicans Wage War On Financial Reform

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are greeting the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's financial overhaul law by trying to wea...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Duck Recess Fight With GOP As Elizabeth Warren Dangles | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress have called out the Democrats for a fight over recess -- but there are few signs the Democrats are going to show...

The Strongest Progressive In The Room | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard law professor serving as temporary head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), must wish she had a clone....

McConnell: Opposition To Elizabeth Warren 'Not Sexist,' GOP Will Block 'Any Nominee'

The Washington Post | Ylan Q. Mui | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

But an aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that the lawmaker stands by his vow to block any candidate. Late last mont...

Elizabeth Warren's Opponents Don't Like Her Because She's A Woman, Congressman Says

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading House Democrat said Thursday that some opposition to making Elizabeth Warren head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bur...

The GOP Ramps Up Assault On Elizabeth Warren

The Nation | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

The three chief sponsors of the CFPB bills -- Duffy, Bachus and Shelley Moore Capito -- received a total of $1.4 million from the finance, real estate...

Issa To Warren: We Have More Questions

Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives want another crack at Elizabeth Warren in the witness chair following a tense hearing la...

Michael McAuliff

Progressives Demand Backdoor Appointment For Elizabeth Warren | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forget the buzz about Elizabeth Warren running for Senate. Progressives still want her to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau s...

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren Fans Flame Patrick McHenry On Facebook | 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 | 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 | 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...

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.

Who's Afraid Of Elizabeth Warren? | SIMON JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The next big political battle in Washington --- whenever the budget debate is declared over --- is likely to feature the Consumer Financial Protection...

Warren Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning: Elizabeth W. and the Bloggers

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Prof. Warren's appointment reflects the (occasional) power of the Democratic base. It's sign that, despite the many setbacks it's faced, the progressive base is occasionally able to win and win big.

Fighting to Protect Consumers

Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Elizabeth Warren

I enthusiastically agreed to serve as an Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the CFPB. The president and I are committed to the same vision -- leveling the playing field again.

Elizabeth Warren: The Right Appointment at the Right Time

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

Some of Ms. Warren's supporters think this move is something of a half-measure. There is something to be said for that, but the interim appointment route is by far the best way forward.