September 15th, 2010
09:18 PM ET

Sources: Obama to sidestep Senate in appointing Warren

President Barack Obama plans to name Elizabeth Warren as a special adviser to help set up a new consumer protection agency created under the Wall Street reform bill, according to sources who spoke on condition of not being identified by name.

A Democratic official said Wednesday that Warren's title would be assistant to the president and special adviser to the secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

In her role, Warren would report directly to Obama and to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner while leading the administration's work in starting up the new bureau, the official said.

In addition, a senior administration official said Obama will name Warren to the advisory position this week.

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  1. wilson iyokho

    Kudos to the president on this appointment. We finally have someone to check on Wall street crooks. He is the smartest president America ever had. Continue with the good work Mr. President. God bless you.

    September 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nadal fan

    I would vote for Obama again!

    September 16, 2010 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
    • kaye

      and i'm sure sure your vote will be counted...............many,many times!!

      September 16, 2010 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. jlove

    what happened to checks and balances in Government. Oh right...BHO rules apply

    September 16, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. em

    Just another government agency for the tax-payers to support. Under Obama's watch "Big Brother" is growing bigger and soon will rule every aspect of our lives. If you like to make your own decisions-don't vote for Obama ever again. If you like to be told what to do, what to eat, whayt to wear, etc.-the by all means vote for him. I know I won't, because I have experienced a socialized, communist regime. it wans't good.

    September 16, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |