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Eleazar David Melendez

Consumer Protection Agency Will Regulate Student Loan Debt Collectors

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 03.14.2013 | Business

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday announced new rules aimed at cracking down on alleged abuses by companies that collect debts for ...

Collateral Damage: The Hidden Pain of a Bank Whistleblower

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Jerry Ashton

Ever wonder what happens to the friends, fortune and family of a whistleblower? Taking it all in stride and landing a better-paying job? Vacationi...

Obama-Appointed Watchdog Taking Tough Stand

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government's new consumer finance watchdog agency is prepared to sue companies that offer unfair or deceptive mortgages and cre...

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Press Justice Dept On Legality Of Recess Appointments

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House and Senate Republicans fired off letters to the Justice Department on Friday demanding to know what role the agency played, if any...

Jennifer Bendery

Richard Cordray: My Appointment Is Valid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than a day after his controversial recess appointment, Richard Cordray on Thursday moved full steam ahead with his plans for runnin...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Skips Chance To Appoint Richard Cordray To Consumer Protection Agency

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama chose not to use his authority to appoint Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday,...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Has Tiny Window To Appoint Consumer Protection Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has been pressing the Senate for months to confirm Richard Cordray as the director of the new Consumer Financial ...

NLRB and CFPB Recess Appointments: Obama's New Year's Options

Victor Williams | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

In a time and place of his choosing, Barack Obama should use the Article II, Section 2 recess appointment alternative.

Jennifer Bendery

Senate GOP Blocks Obama Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked an effort to put someone in charge at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a move that preve...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Targeting GOP Senators In Seven States For Their Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is launching an aggressive, eleventh-hour media blitz this week aimed at pressuring Senate Republicans to confirm a stal...

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...

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...