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Republicans Launch Bicameral Salvos Against Wall Street Watchdog

Legislation introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. John Ratcliffe would kill the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Elizabeth Warren: Democracy Demands That We Work Together on America’s Agenda

The Massachusetts senator is ready to help President-elect Trump rebuild the U.S. economy. But if Republicans attempt to remove Wall Street regulations or gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, she will fight them.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Ruling Against Wall Street Watchdog Decried as ‘Reckless and Partisan’

A three-judge panel said Tuesday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, brainchild of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has an unconstitutional structure.

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States Wring Major Settlement From Retailer That Sued Soldiers

A coalition of attorneys general representing 49 states and the District of Columbia announced a deal with USA Discounters that requires it to pay $40 million in penalties and wipe out more than $95 million in debt for past customers, many of them service members.

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Democrats Can’t Unite Unless Wasserman Schultz Goes

The Democratic National Committee chair has thrown fuel on the flames of infighting just as the party faces a critical November election.

Posted on May 21, 2016 READ MORE



New Rule Would Allow People to Sue Banks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to return to consumers the right to bring class-action lawsuits against financial institutions, and the banks are not pleased.

Posted on May 9, 2016 READ MORE



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Senators Push for Investigation of USA Discounters’ ‘Aggressive’ Tactics

The Defense Department and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are urged to see whether service members are able to defend themselves against lawsuits while on active duty.

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CNBC Hosts Try to School Sen. Warren on Financial Regulations, Fail Miserably

Some smug CNBC hosts learned the hard way that it’s never—repeat never—a good idea to argue with Sen. Elizabeth Warren over financial regulatory issues, especially on legislation that she herself has proposed.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



Elizabeth Warren’s Senate Win, Liz Cheney to Run for Office, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Attorney General Eric Holder condemns “Stand Your Ground” laws and Jeremy Scahill stops by “The Colbert Report” to discuss President Obama’s drone strike policy.

Posted on Jul 16, 2013 READ MORE



Warren Pressures Senate GOP, Florida May Have Banned Computers, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including what Texas Republicans say is the real reason Gov. Rick Perry won’t run for re-election next year and watch what happens when a woman bravely calls out Texas lawmakers over the state’s abominable anti-abortion measure.

Posted on Jul 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Obama Gets His Way With Consumer Bureau Pick

Because this is one of the things he can do from the Oval Office, President Obama pulled what his Republican opponents will no doubt characterize as a fast one by forcibly installing Richard Cordray on Wednesday as his chosen leader of the recently configured Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while Congress was on recess.

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 READ MORE



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Senate Rejects Another Top Candidate for Consumer Panel

Those dastardly Republicans have done it again. First they blocked President Obama’s original choice, the esteemed Elizabeth Warren, to head up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and now Senate Republicans have shot down another stellar candidate, Richard Cordray. 

Posted on Dec 8, 2011 READ MORE


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