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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a man whose political success is largely attributable to the aura of befuddled incompetence he uses to disarm his adversaries, was a failed Watergate baby. In 1974, a slew of often sanctimonious and very liberal...
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is accusing President Obama of acting "arrogantly" in his recent recess appointment of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("Obama picks consumer chief," Jan 5). I would say that...
President Barack Obama owes congressional Republicans at least a thank-you card for their efforts to block Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. That GOP leaders continue to howl over Mr. Obama's decision on Wednesday to...
The following are the remarks of President Barack Obama, as prepared for delivery. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pressing congressional Republicans to approve his pick to head a new consumer watchdog office, promising he won't back down on his effort to protect middle-class Americans from deceptive business practices...
"Balanced." "Fair-minded." Showing "great personal integrity." These are some of the terms a bipartisan group of 37 state attorneys general used to describe former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of the...
Change of SubjectIt's pretty clear that the presidential power to make recess appointments when Congress isn't in session was established to assure a speedy and orderly transition when vacancies unexpectedly arise in key goverment positions when Congress is not in town...
Change of SubjectFrom Mitt Romney and 100,000 jobs: an untenable figure by Glenn Kessler, Washington Post fact checker (who gives the claim three Pinocchios) Interestingly, when Romney ran for the Senate in 1994, his campaign only claimed he had created 10,000 jobs.......
Change of SubjectToddH zinged me in another comment thread by observing that, if I'm annoyed with Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum et. al for their constant over-the-top bleating that the very soul of America is at stake in the November election, I should......
Watchdog with Paul MuschickTired of political shenanigans, President Obama today appointed a director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Obama used a political process known as a recess appointment to seat Richard Cordray, the former Ohio attorney general. He used...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau appears ready to show off its muscle. Last week, it said it wants to oversee debt collectors and credit reporting agencies. Those financial services currently aren't regulated on a regular basis. The CFPB says it'...
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