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Richard Cordray Senate Hearing

Obama Holds a Whip Hand Over Republicans on Recess Appointments

Joe Lapointe | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Joe Lapointe

The issue is President Obama's recess appointment on Wednesday of Richard Cordray as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Should the Republicans take Obama to court?

Congress Takes a Stand -- For Wall Street

Preeti Vissa | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

While dressed up in fine rhetoric about "accountability" and "transparency," what Shelby and some of his colleagues are up to is a blatant attempt to thwart effective regulation of the financial industry.