By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed President Obama's appointment of Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, even as Republicans continue to reject Richard Cordray, who was nominated at the same time to head another financial watchdog agency.
Even though the White House Cabinet turnstile seems to be spinning out of control in recent weeks with first-term secretaries bolting for the private sector and fresh faces coming in rapidly, President Obama is still weeks behind in putting together his second-term team compared with the pace set by the previous two presidents.
President Obama on Saturday called for the Senate to move quickly and approve the two consumer-minded nominees he wants to help oversee two key federal regulatory agencies in his second term.
President Obama will nominate Mary Jo White, a former U.S. attorney, to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a White House spokesman.
Bracing for tougher enforcement of rules governing Wall Street in President Obama's second term, several business groups warily welcomed the president's nomination Thursday of Mary Jo White, a former U.S. attorney for Manhattan who made her name prosecuting terrorists, to head the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A conservative feminist group is questioning President Obama's decision to nominate former New York U.S. attorney Mary Jo White to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, claiming somewhat tongue in cheek that it has compiled a "binder full of women" who are better suited for the job.
The family of a Reddit co-founder is blaming prosecutors for his suicide just weeks before he was to go on trial on federal charges that he stole millions of scholarly articles.
An email from an imprisoned friend of the Saints coaching staff with a postscript saying, "put me down for $5,000" on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has become another sore point between players being punished for New Orleans' bounty system and the NFL.
Roger Goodell better have the goods.
Former Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargove describes in a sworn statement how he was told by ex-defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and current New Orleans assistant head coach Joe Vitt to deny the existence of a bounty program to NFL investigators.
A former U.S. attorney hired by the NFL to evaluate its investigation of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program said Thursday the evidence shows players received payments for hits on targeted opponents.
In response to these concerns, Mrs. White has promised to take an aggressive approach, knowing that her reputation is on the line.
Ms. White told lawmakers that she would make “bold and unrelenting” enforcement of Wall Street a high priority of her tenure.