With Friday’s appointment of Elizabeth Warren as an “adviser” to have input in the shaping and launch of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Tuesday’s rapidly-arranged announcement that Larry Summers will be stepping down as head of the White House National Economic Council and this morning’s suggestion that Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel could be resigning before the end of October to pursue the Chicago mayor’s seat, progressives have more reason to be optimistic this week than they have had in quite some time. But since this President was elected through the hard work of progressives who since then have been largely shut out of his administration and even ridiculed by him and other administration figures, it makes sense to look a little more closely at these events and how they are likely to lead to further disappointments.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday September 21, 2010 8:41 am|
President Barack Obama’s decision to appoint Elizabeth Warren to set up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) couldn’t have come at a more critical time.
|By: normanb Monday September 20, 2010 11:36 am|
Biden & Obama use Filibuster Scam to Block Elizabeth Warren from Full Appointment — by NormanB
|By: Elliott Wednesday September 15, 2010 4:07 pm|
The Castration of Elizabeth Warren
|By: amghru Tuesday September 14, 2010 9:10 am|
Elizabeth Warren is the type of person and the kind of intellect that this country needs.
|By: arctor Thursday September 9, 2010 12:29 pm|
Progressives should walk away from the Democratic Party and Obama in November and a massive EW vote write-in will make a constructive point.
|By: Cynthia Kouril Friday September 3, 2010 5:18 pm|
Obama should have announced Elizabeth Warren’s appointment as head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency during the during the Dodd-Frank Act bill signing ceremony. Delay like this, only makes it look like he’s giving the banksters a chance to game the new agency.
It’s a win/win for consumers and for Obama if Elizabeth Warren is nominated to the Consumers Financial Protection Bureau. He doesn’t need to care if she gets confirmed. And the better she does her job and the more popular she becomes with the public, the worse things look for the Republicans.
|By: Cenk Uygur Thursday September 2, 2010 5:22 pm|
President Obama spent the first two years of his administration practicing political unilateral disarmament. He laid down his arms to reach out to Republicans, and they ripped his arms off and clubbed him over the head with them.
|By: egregious Sunday August 22, 2010 8:08 pm|
Warren’s got a posse; it’d be nice if she could count on the president to join it.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday August 15, 2010 9:51 am|
Gibbs goes way out on a limb in discussing the meeting David Axelrod had with Elizabeth Warren at the White House, last question in Friday’s press “conference” which lately seem to be Gibbs’ attempts at stand-up.