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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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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...