Yarmuth Defends Warren During Hearing

Facing hostile questions from Republican lawmakers, White House consumer adviser Elizabeth Warren was grilled during a subcommittee meeting that got nasty when the panel’s chairman accused her of lying about the terms of her appearance. During a hearing entitled “Who’s Watching the Watchmen”, U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., declared the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau being […]

Beshear Invokes Price Gouging Law

As Hurricane Ike bears down on the Texas coast and its refineries, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth, in an effort to prevent predatory pricing at the gasoline pump. Beshear announced the action Friday during an appearance in Lexington. “By doing this under the Consumer Protection Act, it […]