Nominee expected to pass committee, but Republicans likely to block full Senate vote
Massachusetts’ newest senator, daughter’s think tank align against banks
GOP senator: Republicans will block Dodd-Frank agency director’s confirmation until agency is reformed
‘Our concerns are that the agency has given all of its power to one individual’
The ruling invalidates the NLRB’s recent actions and calls into question the constitutionality of all intra-session recess appointments.
Brown has backed key Democratic initiatives and praised Obama’s decision to bypass the Senate and appoint Richard Cordray
‘The president is saying that in recess appointing Richard Cordray, Richard Cordray has absolutely the powers he needs to fulfill his responsibilities in that job’
Kennedy thought Bush appointment was unconstitutional because Senate was not officially in recess
One out of 51 Democrats agrees that the Senate was in recess when Obama made controversial appointments
Federal job listing seeks an ‘expert on calendar issues’ for consumer watchdog Richard Cordray
But 2010 law says the Treasury secretary holds bureau’s power until Cordray is confirmed by the Senate
TheDC Morning: Cordray owerlesspay
Obscure legal clause: Treasury secretary holds power ‘until the Director of the Bureau is confirmed by the Senate’
Romney camp: Obama’s decision ‘represents Chicago-style politics at its worst’
TheDC Morning: Goodbye Constitution, hello Obamastitution
Past administration statements seem to imply the appointments may have been illegal
‘I don’t think they were all that upset with having to find another locale’
McConnell says White House ignored constructive requests, used vote to ‘stage a little political theater’
GOPers say they oppose the rules governing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, not the nominee himself
There may be one soon.
The new bureaucracy’s online headquarters comes close to crossing the line between policy and politics.