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Obama Picks Former Ohio Attorney General To Head CFBP

No, it's not Elizabeth Warren, but Richard Cordray should be considered a worthy substitute. He certainly has the credibility and the endorsement by none other than Warren herself. Columbus Dispatch: President Barack Obama will nominate

No, it's not Elizabeth Warren, but Richard Cordray should be considered a worthy substitute. He certainly has the credibility and the endorsement by none other than Warren herself.

Columbus Dispatch:

President Barack Obama will nominate former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head a powerful new consumer protection agency, White House officials said.

At a White House event Monday, Obama will announce his choice of Cordray, 52, who is currently serving as director of enforcement for the new agency called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Warren, who hand-picked Cordray to serve in the agency shortly after his loss in last November's elections, expressed support for his selection.

"Rich has always had my strong support because he is tough and he is smart-and that's exactly the combination this new agency needs," she said. "He was one of the first senior leaders I recruited for the agency, and his work and commitment have made it clear that he will make a stellar director."

This appointment would seem to bolster the argument that Warren will challenge Scott Brown for the Senate seat he and the Tea Party snatched away from Democrats in January 2010.

Oh, by the way...Cordray is a 5-time undefeated Jeopardy champion too, with some impressive educational credentials to go with the resume. I double-dog dare those Republican Senators to think they can toss questions at a guy who can probably remember the last gaffe they made on Fox News. They risk abject humiliation.

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