From the daily archives: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What do you get when you combine Elizabeth Warren and Richard Cordray?

Wall Street is going to find out.

Bloomberg is reporting that Elizabeth Warren is hiring outgoing Attorney General Richard Cordray to run the enforcement division of the new federal Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection agency.

The consumer bureau, which was created by the Dodd-Frank regulatory overhaul, has the authority to regulate consumer financial products, and Warren has set credit cards and mortgages as its first priorities. Its employees are now part of the Treasury Department and will join the bureau when it officially starts work […]

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Just like Playboy, everyone has heard of us, but nobody will claim to have actually looked at anything we’ve published.  But they’re rip us off and hope nobody notices.

The Columbus Dispatch’s Daily Briefing blog has a post by Mark Niquette “confirming” our exclusive report that Kasich will name Inspector General Thomas Charles as Director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, with the difference that the announcement will be made on Thursday instead of tomorrow.

Mark Niquette doesn’t say in the post he wrote whom he “heard” this information from in his post […]

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Apparently, Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine had the State’s Central Committee pass some sort of resolution condemning State Senator Tim Grendell’s (R-Chesterland) decision to forgo taking the House seat he won this November and instead staying for the remainder of his Senate term.

(Image Source: The Pullins Report)

Here’s a copy of Grendell’s letter to Chairman DeWine protesting that decision:

12-13-10 Kevin DeWine Letter

Note this on page 2: […]

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I’m seeking additional confirmation on this, but a very reliable source has informed me that it is expected that Governor-elect John Kasich will appoint Ohio Inspector General Thomas Charles.

Yep, the same Thomas Charles’ whose office was criticized by a Brown County Common Pleas Judge for violating the civil rights of individuals Charles was investigating in a case where the media criticized the decision to attempt to bring criminal charges based on his investigation. 

The Thomas Charles who House Democrats introduced a bill to change the law to require the Inspector General to recuse himself […]

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