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  • Mary Jo White, President Obama's pick to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, testifies on March 12, 2013, at her confirmation hearing in front of the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Mary Jo White confirmed as head of Securities and Exchange Commission

    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.


  • President Obama announces in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, that he will nominate Mary Joe White (right) to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and will renominate Richard Cordray (left) to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a position he has held for the past year under a recess appointment. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama cites consumer protection, urges Senate to OK two regulatory nominees

    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.


  • ** FILE ** The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/File)

    Obama to nominate White to SEC chair

    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.


  • President Obama looks to Mary Jo White in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, as he announces he will nominate her to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama picks ex-prosecutor to head SEC

    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.


  • President Obama looks to Mary Jo White in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, as he announces he will nominate her to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Conservative feminist group has ‘binder’ of SEC alternatives

    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.


  • Independent counsel: bounty payments were made

    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.


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