Topic: Elijah Cummings
Facing a hail of scrutiny from congressional Republicans in both the House and Senate over the last week, new consumer watchdog chief Richard Cordray has remained nonconfrontational.
Four commissioners from the NRC, the federal agency that oversees nuclear safety at power plants, told Congress Wednesday that their chairman is a bully who is poisoning the commission.
12/14/2011 07:08 pm
Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae defend $13 million in bonus payments. Executives tell House committee that bonuses needed to keep qualified staff at Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
11/17/2011 12:39 am
Mortgage lenders ordered to reimburse customers they foreclosed on improperly. Regulators tell 16 mortgage lenders to hire auditors to find out who could have avoided foreclosure in 2009 and 2010.
04/15/2011 03:10 am
With the Republican takeover of the House, the shortlist of lawmakers on the rise in both houses of Congress flips, too. Notable is the number of younger members to watch, especially those swept into prominence by the tea party surge. Because this House freshman class - 96 strong, including 87 Republicans - is the largest since 1992, those who speak for them, or claim to, have a leg up. So do those Democrats nimble enough to engage them. Here are ten to watch.
01/31/2011 02:39 pm
Obama has faced little congressional oversight so far, but with House GOP probing into policies ranging from illegal immigration to health care, the president's oversight holiday may be over.
01/13/2011 12:44 pm
Both the left and right are mad about the tax-cut bill. Does that mean President Obama will benefit from appearing to stand at the center of American politics?
12/13/2010 01:31 pm
Several large banks have halted efforts to foreclose on homes in 23 states. There's evidence that many foreclosures may have been processed with incomplete or improper paperwork.
10/09/2010 03:28 pm
Toyota president Akio Toyoda apologized for safety-related recalls of his firm’s cars and trucks. Also in the Toyoda testimony: Members of management will take a hands-on approach to the problems.
02/24/2010 05:41 pm
President Obama hailed a key vote in the health care bill Monday morning. Several more Senate votes remain before a potential conference committee could take up the legislation.
12/21/2009 01:51 pm