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Elizabeth Warren: Champion Of The Middle Class

Vanity Fair | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

Millions of Americans hoped President Obama would nominate Elizabeth Warren to head the consumer financial watchdog agency she had created. Instead, s...

Richard Cordray: A Champion for Minority Communities

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 12.06.2011 | Black Voices
Wade Henderson, Esq.

African Americans have long been targets of financial predators. The foreclosure crisis is still alive and well in communities of color, who are now on the wrong side of the largest wealth gap ever recorded.

Obama's CFPB Nominee Clears First Hurdle

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic-run Senate Banking Committee has approved President Barack Obama's choice to head the new Consumer Financial Protection B...

How Many Jobs Has Deregulation Cost Us, Sen. Shelby?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Politicos like Richard Shelby should be forced to tell the truth when they claim they have an idea that will "protect jobs." And if their real motivation is just to make it harder to protect the American people ... well, they should be forced to disclose that, too.

Update: My Apology to Willie Geist

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Some Massachusetts observers are worried that voters won't be interested in Warren because she's not a "real" politician. But that's exactly why they will want her as their next senator.

Consumers Be Damned: Senator Shelby, Captain Queeg and the Politics of No

Adam Levin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Adam Levin

Last week's hearing on the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau featured prepared speeches that were utterly without sound and fury but still managed to do a huge disservice to American consumers.

Richard Cordray's Complicated CFPB Confirmation

Kevin L. Petrasic | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Kevin L. Petrasic

For the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to be most effective and most insulated from politically-motivated criticism of its polices, it needs to be an agency that has a leadership structure with divergent views -- politically and otherwise.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's Consumer Protection Nominee Ensnared In Political Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may have been mostly for show, but the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday held its nomination hearing for Richard Cordray, President...

Barney Frank Blasts GOP 'Arsonists' For Blocking Obama Nominees

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) sharply criticized Senate Republicans Friday for blocking President Barack Obama's nominees to head government agencies. ...

New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Should Regulate Online Advertising of Financial Products

Nathan Newman | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business
Nathan Newman

By closely regulating how the large search engine and related online advertising players collect and share the personal data they control, many abuses can be stopped.

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren's Farewell Note: 'I Leave This Agency, But Not This Fight'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren, rebuffed by the White House, today leaves the consumer agency she conceived of and created to return to academic life ...

Moody's: Consumer Protection Bureau Will Be Good For Banks

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a central component of the financial reform legislation passed last year, opened for business on July 21. It...

Friday Talking Points -- What Would Ronald Reagan Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the Republican Party now worships at the altar of "Saint Ronald of Reagan," it's always fun to point out the hard, cold fact that Reagan would simply not be acceptable to the Republican Party as it stands today.

Is Enforcement Bad for Business, Mr. Banker? Boehner's Boys'll Fix That for Ya, Permanent-Like

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

H.R. 1315 passed yesterday on the one-year anniversary of Dodd/Frank's passage. It turns out that the House Republicans don't just have a droll sense of humor. They're sentimental, too.

Banks Increasingly Use Payday Loans Despite Crackdown On Predatory Lending

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

Two years after the recession officially ended and one year after the creation of a landmark financial law meant to prevent another financial crisis, ...

Holly Patraeus: Veteran Advocate At Consumer Protection Bureau

AOL Daily Finance | Loren Berlin | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

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

Consumers and Lenders Both Better Off With Fully Functioning CFPB

Dory Rand | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business
Dory Rand

I tend to be a "glass half full" optimist, so I'm pretty happy about the launch of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The "half empty" part that tempers my celebration is the fact that the president delayed his nomination and passed over Elizabeth Warren.

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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