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Latest Richard Cordray Items
President Obama railed against Washington gridlock and Republican obstructionism in his weekly radio address, once again pointing to the military as providing the best example for public service.
Congressional Republicans gave President Obama's new consumer finance watchdog a relatively gentle grilling in his first public hearing on Capitol Hill, despite lingering distrust about the agency he heads and anger with Mr. Obama's decision to use his recess appointment power earlier this month to install him in his post.
The secretary for one of the world's wealthiest men and the wife of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs were among those invited by the White House to attend President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday evening.
As The Washington Times correctly observed in its Jan. 20 editorial "Obama's appointment with tyranny," the Department of Justice has no constitutional authority to decide on behalf of the House and Senate that Congress has adjourned and is in recess. Nor does it possess the authority to grant the discretionary power to the president to make that decision.
President Obama's appointments to two key agencies during the Senate's year-end break ensures that GOP senators will return to work Monday in an angry and fighting mood.
Sen. Scott P. Brown officially began his re-election campaign with a rally in Massachusetts, casting himself as an independent voice in a deeply partisan Congress.
The recent sound and fury regarding Richard Cordray's appointment as head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, though justified, ignores much more crucial financial-reform issues. Three years after the explosion of bailouts in 2008-09, government has failed to address the underlying problems revealed during that period of panic-induced interventions.
President Obama's appointment of the embattled Richard Cordray to head the controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and three others to the National Labor Relations Board, eviscerates the well-settled practices undergirding the constitutional advice-and-consent process, and it mocks the founders' insistence on checks and balances.
President Obama is a man who truly does what he says and is artful at it.