Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Credit Card Complaints Have a New Home

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Frustrated with your credit card company? If you once felt like your complaints were going unheard, that may be changing. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched a new website this week inviting the public to submit their complaints against credit card companies.


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Opinion: Giving Up on Congress is Obama's Best Decision

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The President saw he had spent too much of 2011 trying to find a sensible seat at John Boehner's Mad Tea Party. Instead, he walked away from their table. It's been the best decision he's made for his re-election prospects.

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Friday Follow: GOP Presidential Hopefuls, Obama's Recess Appointments

Friday, January 06, 2012

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. Among the headlines, after Mitt Romney squeezed out Rick Santorum by just eight votes in the Iowa caucuses, his hometown newspaper, The Boston Globe, endorsed rival Jon Huntsman. Meanwhile, Michele Bachmann dropped out of the race after placing last in Tuesday's caucuses. President Obama and Congressional Republicans are doing battle again, this time over his recess appointment of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Opinion: Why Obama's a Hypocrite on Executive Power

Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Left was right when it railed against President George W. Bush's work to expand executive branch power, and now the Right is correct to be railing against Obama for ignoring constitutional limits as well.

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Obama Introduces New Head of Consumer Watchdog Agency

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

President Obama gave a speech today in Cleveland, Ohio, where he introduced Richard Cordray as the new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and scolded congressional Republicans for failing to confirm the former Attorney General sooner.

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Capitol Hill: GOP Blocks Cordray From CFPB; Gingrich's Popularity in Congress

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich looks at two major stories playing out inside the halls of Congress this week. The White House is attempting to push recalcitrant Senate Republicans to confirm former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Forty-five Senate Republicans signed a letter in May vowing to block any nominee unless Congress was given more oversight of the bureau. Zwillich also spent time on Capitol hill talking to lawmakers about GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich. 

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