September 17th, 2010
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Elizabeth Warren ready to start Monday

Elizabeth Warren sat down for an extensive interview with CNN's John King on Friday.
Elizabeth Warren sat down for an extensive interview with CNN's John King on Friday.

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New York (CNNMoney.com) – Elizabeth Warren told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King on Friday that she is eager to begin setting up the nation's first consumer financial protection bureau, but she stopped short of confirming that she will eventually be put in charge of the agency that was her brainchild.

President Obama appointed Warren earlier that day to be a special adviser in charge of building the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that was a key part of the Wall Street reform bill the president signed into law in July.

In an interview with King on CNN, Warren said she wants to start work as soon as possible.

"I want to worry about Monday," she said. "I want to worry about this week and the week after, about getting this thing started."

But Warren could not say where she would be after the agency is up and running in July 2011.

In an interview with King on CNN, Warren said she wants to start work as soon as possible.

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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. the real ib

    This is another disgusting move by Obama. She should have went the process through congress. What is Obama afraid of maybe something coming out on her.

    September 17, 2010 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  2. Dan J

    Yet another Harvard appointee that Obama had to sneak through. What happened to the President that would "get us?" I thought he, of all people would realize that these University based appointees all live in this college campus bubble with total idealist mentalities and no real world applications. We can't afford to have another person in an important position, when all their experience is based on essays and theories.

    September 17, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  3. Suzie

    Kick some corporate booty, Elizabeth!

    September 17, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  4. George of the jungle

    It seems like the only reasonable people left in washington are the ones the president selects. Good job and i wish he could run over all the repos and get all his peolpe appointed. Tired of the repos holding everything up and then having the nerve to say he is not following the constitution. When they want to change it to suite them. Vote them out

    September 17, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  5. Christy C

    Wow! Another lefty liberal in the White House...shameful!
    They still don't get it...

    September 17, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  6. Garrick Harris

    Some how because these people give the impression that they are smart they will be good for America. This is awful and just another left wing so called Progressive Facists. She is extremely against America and wants nothing more then to bring America and our free Union down. What hole did this idiot come out of – she teach at Harvard another left wing nut hole. So nice when we start taking back America and these people have to crawl back under the rocks they came from. More Obama commies

    September 17, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  7. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Good Luck and Good Hunting, Ms. Warren; you are entering a target-rich environment to be sure!

    September 17, 2010 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  8. carlos

    she will be head of the new bureau. PERIOD

    September 17, 2010 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  9. Another Czarina

    Just what we need, another inexperienced harvard DA in charge of something.

    September 17, 2010 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  10. southern cousin

    Another left wing nut, like so many in the Obozo administration getting ready to screw us over to benefit the union bosses, the dope smokers and other leaches on society. She has a "special" realationship with the most corrupt, inept, inefficient president this country has ever had. Anyone want me to go through the whole recitation of Obama lies. I just don't know if there is enough room.

    September 17, 2010 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  11. Wrong

    Sneaky, dishonest, chickencrap way of doing things. But with this bunch what else can you expect. Crooked is as crooked does I guess.

    September 17, 2010 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  12. Moratorium

    Lift the moratorium you stupid idiots. There, is that plain enough so even you can understand?

    September 17, 2010 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  13. Riley

    Just what we need,,,another anti-business person in the Obama inner circle. GHEESH!!! Is Obama really this clueless???

    September 17, 2010 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  14. Marie MD

    Great addition. Ms. Warren will fight for the little guy and not the big corporations who already have the rethugs and the supreme court in their pockets.

    September 17, 2010 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  15. Robert

    Excellent! Thank you Ms. Warren and Mr. President!

    September 17, 2010 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  16. Tony in Maine

    This is excellent news. Now, if the liberal/progressive base will take the time to vote in November and give the Democrats a filibuster proof majority, perhaps she can be successfully nominated to head the agency.

    September 17, 2010 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  17. b. o. stinks

    how big can obamas government get next there will be a bureau for the protection of the bureau protecting the bureau of bureau protection pretty soon we will be government owned

    September 17, 2010 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  18. Barry

    Man looking at this Picture it is obvious the Republican and Tea Party women are far superior in the looks department. I understand you have to have women with brains as well but it looks like the Republicans are doing a lot better getting smart people that look a whole lot better. They also seem to do better getting people with real life experience outside of a class room.

    September 17, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  19. jim

    Just another cog in the wheel for the president's agenda to remake America into a socialist utopia. We have now circumvented our consttutional oversight in order to appoint czars and progressives to powerful positions through one man's pen.

    September 17, 2010 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  20. Rick CT

    Count on Obummer sleezing in a recess appointment

    September 17, 2010 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  21. me

    Now we have someone on the side of the American people. Isn;t it sad that a side step had to be taken to get Elizabeth Warren to this point. The Party of No tried again to short change the American people..

    September 17, 2010 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  22. Aaron

    Just give the woman the job. She's one of the very, very few in DC who is actually concerned about the average American citizen and accounting for American taxpayer's money.

    September 17, 2010 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  23. Fan of Common Sense

    WINDOW DRESSING!! That's all it is. This administration is very good a looking like it is addressing a problem when all it is actually doing is adding additional layers of bureaucracy. If Obama REALLY wanted to make consumers safer, he would go to Massachusetts and campaign AGAINST Barney Frank.

    September 17, 2010 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |