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End "Trips and Traps": Recess Appoint Elizabeth Warren as CFPB Director

Victor Williams | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

Senate Republicans have preemptively filibustered the appointment of a founding director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Without a director, the CFPB will not have authority to regulate both bank and nonbank financial operations.

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Testifies On Consumer Protection Bureau

Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

With the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set to open in exactly one week, Harvard Law Professor and presidential advisor Elizabeth Warren is test...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Ryan Grim

Elizabeth Warren: Consumer Bureau 'The First Real Agency We've Built In The 21st Century' (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be the first real agency of the 21st century, Elizabeth Warren said in an interview with the Huffington ...

Elizabeth Warren Was Paid To Be An Expert Witness In Cases Against Bailed-Out Banks

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While acting as a government-appointed bailout watchdog, Elizabeth Warren, whom President Obama appointed this month to lead the creation of the Consu...

Jason Linkins

Everyone Is Basically Confused About What Elizabeth Warren Will Be Doing | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was announced yesterday that, after weeks of speculation, Congressional Oversight Panel Chairperson Elizabeth Warren was going to be appointed to d...

Ryan Grim

White House Taps Warren To Set Up Consumer Financial Protection Bureau | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The White House has tapped Elizabeth Warren as a special adviser to help set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, affirming its support for a ...

Ryan Grim

Dodd: Congress Could Defund Consumer Bureau Over Warren Interim Appointment | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Outgoing Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) warned Tuesday that an interim appointment of Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ...

Ryan Grim

Gibbs: Elizabeth Warren Is A 'Terrific Candidate' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elizabeth Warren is a "terrific candidate" to lead the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and is "very confirmable" for the job, White...

Dan Froomkin

Geithner Refuses To Say Whether He'd Be Happy With Warren Leading Consumer Agency (VIDEO) | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Scroll down for video Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner conspicuously stopped short of endorsing Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Pr...

Simon Johnson: Blocking Elizabeth Warren Would Be The Last Straw

Baseline Scenario | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's one thing to block Elizabeth Warren from heading the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It's quite another thing to deny in public, for t...

Ryan Grim

Elizabeth Warren To Head Consumer Protection Bureau? | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once President Obama signs Wall Street reform into law, the battle will move off the front pages, but it'll be far from over. Who the president picks ...

Ryan Grim

Elizabeth Warren Backs Emerging Consumer Protection Agency | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard professor who originated the idea of the consumer financial protection agency, supports the current version of the burea...