Foreclosure Fraud: About that AG “Investigation” and “Settlement”

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 6:05 am

On Tuesday, Iowa’s Attorney General Tom Miller testified to the Senate Banking Committee it would be months before the combined AG “investigation” came up with a settlement. That’s almost exactly the moment when the Washington Post posted a story reporting the AGs were close to a settlement.


Dodd Unaware of How Dodd-Frank Works Regarding CFPB and Interim Appointment

By: Tuesday September 14, 2010 5:10 pm

Chris Dodd, whose name sits at the head of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, doesn’t seem to know the intricacies of the law that bears his name. . . .

Another Trial Balloon Yo-Yo: Anonymous WH Spox Denies Anonymous WH Report on Elizabeth Warren

By: Tuesday September 14, 2010 12:30 pm

I think it’s important to recognize that “the White House” is not a monolith. There are sometimes counteracting forces there, and one aide may not know what the other aide is pushing. Increasingly the internecine fights get aired out in public, though typically anonymously. That’s the best way to read this denial of the plan I mentioned yesterday, to make Elizabeth Warren the interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

Chris Dodd’s Newfound Concern About Management Experience: Only Because of Elizabeth Warren?

By: Thursday August 26, 2010 6:30 pm

Call me crazy, but I don’t think Chris Dodd’s newfound concern about management experience stems from either the recognition that his past confirmation negligence led to failures at (in particular) SEC and OTS or his genuine concern that the CFPB wouldn’t effectively protect consumers’ interests if it were led by Elizabeth Warren.

How a Previously Qualified Elizabeth Warren Became Unqualified, According to a Previously Progressive Chris Dodd

By: Wednesday August 18, 2010 3:45 pm

I guess the only question this chronology leaves is whether or not Sen. Chris Dodd D-CT) is acting at the behest of his future employers, the banks, the White House, or both.

Desperate Dodd Grabbing at Straws to Stop Warren Nomination

By: Wednesday August 18, 2010 11:40 am

I think you can read Sen. Chris Dodd’s comments as desperate bargaining against a CFPB nomination for Elizabeth Warren. Yet even Dodd has to announce support if she gets the call.

Republicans Just Obstructing for Sport Now

By: Friday August 6, 2010 7:06 am

There’s really nothing that can be done to improve the rules of the world’s most deliberative body, Senator Dodd?

Pelosi Announces on Twitter She’ll Call House Back into Session for Fiscal Aid Bill

By: Wednesday August 4, 2010 1:05 pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just announced that she would call the House back into a rare August session “early next week” to get final passage on the state fiscal aid bill, which cleared a Senate cloture vote earlier today. This would ensure that states got the funding for their Medicaid and education programs without having to wait an additional month

Barr, Bair Tapped As Anti-Warren Forces Make Their Move

By: Monday August 2, 2010 8:35 am

The people who don’t want Elizabeth Warren running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have consistently sought other options.

Not Confirmable? Republicans Back Warren to Run Consumer Finance Protection Board

By: Thursday July 29, 2010 7:40 am

Republicans Troske and McWatters made the key point, that Warren is seemingly being avoided for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau job because as someone conducting oversight of TARP, she was critical of the Treasury Department who was implementing it.

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