September 17th, 2010
01:55 PM ET

Obama names Warren to consumer protection post

President Obama announced Friday that he's appointing Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren to a key role crafting the consumer financial protection bureau that was her idea in the first place.

"Getting the agency off the ground is a task that can't wait," Obama said. Warren "is the best person to stand this agency up...it only make sense that she should be the artchitect," he added.

Warren, 61, said she "enthusiastically agreed" to serve as a special adviser in the Obama administration, in a blog post appearing on the White House Website.

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  1. termlimits

    Again, Chicago style politics. Forget the nominating and approving by large dem majority Congress! I'm proud no one in my family voted for the emperor Obamar!

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