Kansas Budget Sets Offenders Free, Elizabeth Warren on Massachusetts Senate Race, Olmsted Biographer Justin Martin: Today on Here and Now

1:06:A fight over budgets in Kansas leads to domestic violence offenders going free. We’ll try to understand this convoluted story from Topeka. 1:12: Elizabeth Warren‘s push to create the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over the past four years was a success — and then President Obama pushed Warren aside and picked another leader during […]

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President Obama is nominating former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which officially opens on Thursday. Elizabeth Warren, who created and has been leading the bureau over the past year, didn’t get the job, but some say the financial industry is just as scared of Cordray because of his […]

Yarmuth Tells GOP Lawmaker to Apologize For Badgering Warren

In a stinging letter signed by fellow committee members, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has asked House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Chairman Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., to apologize for impugning the character of White House consumer adviser Elizabeth Warren at a recent hearing. During the argument, Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, who also signed Yarmuth’s letter, […]

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 […]

Advisor To New U.S. Financial Agency Speaks In Louisville

President Obama’s appointee to get the country’s new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau up and running spoke today in Louisville. Elizabeth Warren told a group of bankers and other financial officials that the agency will be open for business in July. It was created as part of the financial overhaul package approved last year by Congress.