elizabeth warren

Elizabeth Warren Out, Another Bank Critic to Lead Consumer Agency

Jul 18, 2011
Fearing a tough confirmation fight, the Obama administration has decided that Elizabeth Warren will not head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Instead, the White House will nominate Richard Cordray, who was already selected to be the agency's top enforcer and who, in his previous gig as Ohio's attorney general, had put himself on the map by suing big banks. (more)
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Sex Scandal Calls CIA’s Self-Policing Into Question

Mar 20, 2009
A CIA sex scandal, or, more precisely, allegations that a CIA agent raped two Algerian women, has raised questions in Congress about how the agency polices itself. Oddly, discussions of the controversy have failed to emphasize another significant "oops" moment in CIA operations regarding corruption and the need for oversight: torture.

Warren Is Worth the Headache

Dec 23, 2008
By inviting Pastor Rick Warren to give the inaugural invocation, President-elect Barack Obama has alienated some of his friends on the left, but the choice also enrages conservatives who fear the breakup of right-wing dominance in the white evangelical community.

A Frank Assessment: Rev. Rick Is Offensive

Dec 22, 2008
Rep. Barney Frank, the first openly gay member of Congress, isn't happy about the "high honor" Barack Obama has bestowed on the Rev. Rick Warren, who recently likened gay marriage to incest and pedophilia. This isn't a speech at a forum, the congressman points out, but a role that is "traditionally given as a mark of great respect."

McCain Not in Church’s ‘Cone of Silence’ During Obama Q&A

Aug 19, 2008
A mini-kerfuffle has erupted over the fact that John McCain did not wait his turn in the Saddleback Church's "cone of silence," the soundproofed space backstage at the California church where he was to have waited while Barack Obama answered the Rev. Rick Warren's questions during Saturday's Q&A session. According to Warren, McCain was in a Secret Service motorcade, not at the church, during most of his rival's turn on the hot seat.

The 13 Worst People in America

Oct 31, 2006
Alternet has compiled a cheeky list of the most terrifying people in the U.S.A. Rick "Purpose-Driven Life" Warren, above, makes the list for his scary ability to recruit followers into his anti-gay-marriage, anti-stem-cell, anti-euthanasia crusade.