Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Chamber head criticizes 'economic populist' Elizabeth Warren

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WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce charged on Wednesday that Senator Elizabeth Warren and other backers of what he called "economic populism" were actually seeking a state-run economy.

U.S. Chamber head criticizes 'economic populist' Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 - The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce charged on Wednesday that Senator Elizabeth Warren and other backers of what he called "economic populism" were actually seeking a state-run economy.

14 Jan 2015

Breakingviews: Obama pulls a Warren to put a banker at Treasury

(Reuters Breakingviews) - Barack Obama has turned the tables on Elizabeth Warren. The president bypassed the U.S. senator's opposition to Treasury nominee Antonio Weiss with a familiar trick: naming the Lazard banker to a similar post not requiring congressional approval. That's the same ploy that allowed Warren - Weiss' harshest critic - to help steer the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010. Even with a broken confirmation process, the White House gets the expertise it needs.

13 Jan 2015

UPDATE 2-U.S. Treasury nominee Weiss withdraws from consideration-White House

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 - Antonio Weiss, an investment banker who was a controversial nominee for a top post at the U.S. Treasury Department, has decided to withdraw from consideration, the White House said on Monday.

12 Jan 2015

Democrat Warren promoted as U.S. Congress selects party leaders

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democrats expanded the ranks of their party leadership on Thursday to include Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leader of the party's liberal wing and a possible presidential contender in 2016.

13 Nov 2014

Democrat Warren promoted as U.S. Senate selects party leaders

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 - U.S. Senate Democrats expanded the ranks of their party leadership on Thursday to include Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leader of the party's liberal wing and a possible presidential contender in 2016.

13 Nov 2014

Senate confirms Cordray as consumer bureau chief

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday confirmed a director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ending a nearly two-year standoff in Congress and putting the new agency on sounder legal footing.

16 Jul 2013

UPDATE 3-US Senate confirms Cordray as consumer bureau chief

WASHINGTON, July 16 - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed a director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ending a nearly two-year standoff in Congress and putting the new agency on sounder legal footing.

16 Jul 2013

Majority of Senate votes to confirm consumer bureau leader

WASHINGTON - A majority of senators voted on Tuesday to confirm Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, nearly two years after he was first nominated to the post.

16 Jul 2013

Majority of U.S. Senate votes to confirm consumer bureau leader

WASHINGTON, July 16 - A majority of U.S. senators voted on Tuesday to confirm Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, nearly two years after he was first nominated to the post.

16 Jul 2013
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.

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Kerry rebukes U.N. Rights Council as 'obsessed' with Israel

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GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the United States would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it.