Richard Cordray

The Brian Lehrer Show

CFPB Priorities

Monday, January 23, 2012

Maya Jackson Randall, financial reporter for the Wall Street Journal, discusses the priorities for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under new director Richard Cordray. 

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The Takeaway

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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It's A Free Blog

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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Q&A | 4 Questions about the CFPB and its New Director

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

President Barack Obama defied Republicans opposition on Wednesday and announced he would appoint Richard Cordray as the director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. WNYC spoke with New York Times op-ed columnist and WNYC contributor Joe Nocera about the placement, and Pamela Banks, senior policy counsel for Consumers Union, about what the CFPB does.


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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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The Takeaway

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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