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December 31st, 2010

U.S. Seeks Chief For Financial Consumer Agency

White House adviser Elizabeth Warren and a top lieutenant are quietly asking business and consumer groups for names of people who might run the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, people familiar with the matter said. The hunt suggests that Ms. Warren, a lightning rod for some bankers, might not be ... continue reading

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October 6th, 2010

Dems Come Alive! ...a follow-up from Michael Moore

Today's OpenMike blog Friends, Ok! We're halfway through the week and we're off to a great start. Last week I gave the spineless Dems five friendly suggestions for things they could do on the off chance they were interested in winning the midterm elections on November 2nd: 1. Deliver a ... continue reading

September 17th, 2010

Barack Obama taps Elizabeth Warren for consumer watchdog job

President Barack Obama, sidestepping a bruising confirmation fight while throwing a bone to his liberal base, announced Friday that he has selected consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren as the architect of the newly-formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a watchdog agency set up as part of the Wall Street reform act. In ... continue reading

September 16th, 2010

Obama puts bark in consumer watchdog: Elizabeth Warren

President Barack Obama's decision to appoint Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren to oversee the creation of the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection cheered consumer advocates and Democrats, while dismaying Republicans and business groups. Warren was one of the intellectual architects of the new bureau, created by the recent ... continue reading

September 15th, 2010

Exclusive: President Obama to This Week Name Elizabeth Warren to Special Advisory Role to White House/Treasury Dept to Form New Consumer Agency

President Obama will announce this week that Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law School professor who first proposed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will be named to a special position reporting to both him and to the Treasury Department and tasked with heading the effort to get the new federal agency ... continue reading

September 10th, 2010

Obama Meets With Elizabeth Warren

A White House official confirms that President Obama met with Elizabeth Warren at the White House on Tuesday, a top contender for heading the Consumer Financial Protection Board.“Elizabeth Warren is a respected advocate and she was meeting at the White House Tuesday, but no decision has been made about the ... continue reading

September 10th, 2010

No decision imminent on US consumer chief-W.House

The White House said on Thursday that a decision on the nomination of the new head of the consumer financial protection bureau was approaching but not imminent. "I don't anticipate an announcement in the next couple of days but probably in the not too distant future," said White House spokesman ... continue reading

September 10th, 2010

Consumer agency candidate Warren meets with Obama

Elizabeth Warren, whom the left is aggressively pushing to be named to head the new consumer protection agency, met with President Obama on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. The meeting is fueling speculation that the Harvard law professor will be tapped for to lead the agency.Warren's potential nomination has ruffled ... continue reading

September 7th, 2010

Progressives Press Obama To Recess Appoint Elizabeth Warren Before Congress Returns

There are only a few days left until Congress returns to session, and that means President Obama faces a deadline, of sorts, if he wants to quickly fill vacancies in his administration. Obama has until the beginning of next week to offer recess appointments to nominees or expected nominees to ... continue reading

September 2nd, 2010

Warren fuels speculation by dropping class

When fall classes began Wednesday at Harvard Law School, Elizabeth Warren was scheduled to be teaching contract law to first-year students. But something happened on the way to the chalkboard."I'm writing to let you know that Professor Jerry Frug will be teaching your Contracts class this term instead of Professor ... continue reading

September 1st, 2010

The Street girds for Warren as consumer czar

Wall Street is preparing for a hurricane starting with the letter E, but it's not Earl, it's Elizabeth, as in Warren. Bankers appear to be resigning themselves to a fate worse than tougher financial regulation: The hard-charging Harvard professor, who oversees TARP funding, seems a near-cinch to be named the ... continue reading

August 26th, 2010

Pressure mounts for 'Sheriff' Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON -- Pressure continues to mount on President Obama to select Elizabeth Warren as the nation's first consumer financial protection regulator.Warren, 61, has become something of a cause célèbre as the administration's top pick to run the new agency charged with protecting consumers from abusive mortgage and credit card practices. ... continue reading

August 20th, 2010

Hodes supports Warren for director of new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

As chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel that holds Wall Street accountable for the $700 billion dollar bailout, Harvard Law Professor and bankruptcy expert Elizabeth Warren has become a polarizing and visible consumer advocate in the post-housing bust era. These days, Warren’s prowess and prominence makes her a leading candidate ... continue reading

August 19th, 2010

White House: Don't expect consumer agency nomination within two weeks

The White House does not expect to announce a nominee to head the new consumer financial protection agency within the next two weeks.Bill Burton, deputy press secretary, told reporters Thursday not to expect an announcement "any time soon," saying two weeks would be soon enough.Democrats and consumer advocates have been ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

Elizabeth Warren’s Meeting at the White House

Elizabeth Warren this afternoon met at the White House with David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett, where the possibility of her heading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was discussed, but not decided on, a White House official confirms. President Obama did not meet with Warren today. “The President believes that Elizabeth ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

Elizabeth Warren, likely to head new consumer agency, provokes strong feelings

Somewhere along the line, Elizabeth Warren became a symbol. She's either the plain-spoken, supremely smart crusader for middle-class families that her supporters adore, or she's the power-hungry headline seeker her critics loathe, a fiery zealot disguised in professorial glasses and pastel cardigans. But no one disputes that she's the most ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Cantwell, Murray back Elizabeth Warren for consumer agency

Saying its director should be "independent" and an "outsider," Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., are backing Harvard Law bankruptcy expert Elizabeth Warren to head the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. The consumer bureau is a key component of Wall Street reform legislation recently passed by Congress and ... continue reading

August 10th, 2010

White House unloads anger over criticism from 'professional left’

The White House is simmering with anger at criticism from liberals who say President Obama is more concerned with deal-making than ideological purity.During an interview with The Hill in his West Wing office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted liberal naysayers, whom he said would never regard anything the ... continue reading

August 5th, 2010

Al Franken Leads Campaign to Whip Support for Elizabeth Warren

Thirteen senators have signed on to support the nomination of Elizabeth Warren to head the government's new Consumer Financial Protection bureau, says a progressive grassroots organization. Now, with the support of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), the group is starting a campaign to get more senators to make the same pledge. ... continue reading

August 3rd, 2010

Elizabeth Warren, touted to lead new consumer protection agency, has powerful enemies

Reporting from Washington For a soft-spoken, unfailingly polite university professor, Elizabeth Warren has a surprising knack for making people squirm — particularly on Wall Street. She's done it to Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and other administration officials. As head of the watchdog panel monitoring the $700-billion federal bank bailout ... continue reading

July 26th, 2010

Women on the Verge

The campaign to get Elizabeth Warren appointed to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau got me thinking — why is it that so many of the heroic leaders who have pushed the Obama administration to be more steadfastly progressive on financial issues just happen to be female?That honor roll ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2010

"She Will Build That Agency In Her Image"

Elizabeth Warren, the bailout watchdog and consumer advocate, has earned a reputation as a defender of the American family, the middle and working classes, the little guy. If appointed to lead the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, the creation of which was her idea, Warren would have the power ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

Tim Geithner Really, Really Likes Elizabeth Warren

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner attempted to set the record straight on the Charlie Rose show last night. He said Elizabeth Warren, a candidate to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is “capable” and “effective” and would do a “great job” in the post.Geithner has been accused of lobbying against ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

Geithner: Warren 'Would Be A Very Strong Leader' Of Consumer Bureau

Amid reports that he's actively sought to block progressive darling Elizabeth Warren from being appointed to head a soon-to-be-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sung her praises to reporters today. But when pressed, he stopped short of endorsing her or saying that her nomination would please him."It's ... continue reading

July 21st, 2010

Congressional support grows for Warren to head consumer protection bureau

Members of Congress are now lining up to enter the battle over who President Obama should choose to head the newly-created Bureau of Consumer Protection.Two Democratic lawmakers, Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York and Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, are spearheading efforts in their respective chambers get Harvard Law's Elizabeth ... continue reading

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