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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.

Can the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Enable Open Government by Design?

Alexander Howard | Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

2011-07-21-heatmap.jpg The consumer bureau, a federal agency launching today, is open to new ideas about how help borrowers make informed decisions.

Petraeus' Wife Talks About Her New Role At The CFPB

DailyFinance | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

Sometimes, catastrophes can lead to changes that better protect us -- and by "us," I mean the residents of Main Street -- average Americans whose voic...

Majority Of Americans Support Strong Consumer Protection Agency: Poll

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

As of Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is open for business. And many Americans have already expressed their support. The agency,...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Plan To Exploit GOP Bid To Gut CFPB

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama Threatens To Veto GOP Bill Aimed At Weakening Controversial New Agency

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday threatened to veto a House Republican bill that would curb the powers of the new Consumer Financial Pr...

Shahien Nasiripour

Republican Opposition To Elizabeth Warren Allows White House To Duck Uncomfortable Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

The Good Fight

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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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 ...

Alex Wagner

Obama White House (Quietly) Pushes Forward on Innovation

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

Underscoring the raging debate over the size and scope of federal government is a broad national perception that the country's government is bloated, ...

Elizabeth Warren's Choice: Politics or Independence

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Whatever she chooses to do, Elizabeth Warren will be an asset to the financial reform movement. If she passes on the politician's life she'd be ideally suited to galvanizing it. If she runs and wins she'd be a great voice for reform in the Senate.

Michael McAuliff

Progressives Launch Petition To Draft Elizabeth Warren For Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

A Big Week for the New Consumer Agency

Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
Sen. Elizabeth Warren

This week is the culmination of two years of hard battles. The President put the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in his first outline of financial regulatory reform, and he never wavered in his support for it. As a result, the agency has stepped out in the right direction.

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...

Barack Obama to Nominate Consumer Protection Bureau Chief Next Week

Wall Street Journal | Deborah Solomon | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

The White House is expected to nominate a director to run the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau next week, according to people familiar with th...

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...

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...

Consumer Protection Agency Could Watch Over '100,000 Firms'

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

That "little government agency," as it was described by its staunchest defender, Elizabeth Warren, could end up overseeing tens of thousands of firms ...

Tim Geithner: Banks Have Spent Vast Sums To 'Erode' Financial Reform

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

Nearly one year after Congress passed financial reform, Timothy Geithner appears to have had enough with anti-Dodd-Frank lobbying efforts. Treasury...

Mitch McConnell: Slowing Down Financial Regulation Good For U.S.

NASDAQ | Corey Boles | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The senior Senate Republican voiced strong support for House Republican efforts to reduce the budgets of the primary federal ...

Republicans Do Not Have the Power to Block an Elizabeth Warren Recess Appointment

David Arkush | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
David Arkush

If you're following the story of whether President Obama will nominate Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, you've probably heard that Republicans found a way to block even a recess appointment. It turns out that's mistaken.

Preventing Predatory Lending by For-Profit Colleges

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Rep. Mike Honda

Today, many for-profit colleges have picked up where the subprime lenders left off. They are using the same promise of the American dream as bait to trap vulnerable students into underperforming schools and saddling them with a lifetime of debt.

Obama Announces Pick For FDIC Chairman

AP | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Friday that he will nominate Martin J. Gruenberg to become chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. ...

The Strongest Progressive In The Room

prospect.org | 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....