Tag Archives: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Republicans gut Dodd Frank Act, killing efforts to protect American citizens from financial industry abuse

On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law. The legislation, written by Congressman Barney Frank, and Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee Chris Dodd, promised to be the most comprehensive financial reform to be undertaken since the Great Depression. As with the Glass-Steagall Act, […]

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Elizabeth Warren… the woman who knew too much

Vanity Fair has a great feature on the troubled history of the Customer Financial Protection Bureau, and the forces on Wall Street, in Congress, and inside the White House that ultimately alligned against Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law professor who had created the ambitious new agency charged with protecting the American people from the predatory […]

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It looks like Elizabeth Warren will run against Scott Brown for Senate

Well, it looks like Elizabeth Warren has made up her mind to run for the Senate. She just posted the followning note to progressive message board called Blue Mass Group. Growing up, every decision for my family involved a careful calculation about how we could pay for it—a visit to the doctor, a tank of […]

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Shadow Art Fair live blog

2:51 AM: Was just chased from a drag show by a screaming woman wielding a cupcake. Not sure what else to say. Seems like a pretty appropriate end to the day, though… Oh, we ended up locating Donald’s laptop, which we’d thought had been stolen. Now we just have to find Patrick Elkins… Thanks again […]

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Why I love Elizabeth Warren

I’ve been posting a lot of doom and gloom stuff recently, but, truth is, there are some good things happening in the United States for the middle class. For one, we were able to launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in spite of a well-orchestrated and well-financed campaign by big business. While we’re still unsure […]

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