September 17th, 2010
10:33 AM ET

On the Radar: Elizabeth Warren, funnymen's rallies


Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is expected to be named special adviser to the treasury secretary.

Elizabeth Warren – President Obama officially is expected to announce his appointment of Elizabeth Warren as assistant to the president and special adviser to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In the new role, Warren, now the head of oversight for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, will launch the U.S. Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

CNN.com/Live will carry the announcement at 1:30 p.m. ET Friday. It comes after months of speculation over who'll be appointed to play a key role in crafting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Hurricane nears Mexico – Hurricane Karl is expected to make landfall Friday afternoon in Mexico after intensifying into a Category 3 storm overnight, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Colbert, Stewart ready to rally – Comedy Central's funnymen have announced rallies in the nation's capital, ostensibly meant to mirror a similar event staged by Glenn Beck last month.

Jon Stewart is calling his the "Rally to Restore Sanity," while Stephen Colbert plans a "March to Keep Fear Alive." But given their penchant for satire, it's unclear whether the rallies, announced for October 30, will actually take place.

New York storm damage – Images are rolling in of damage wrought by a fast-moving storm that authorities blamed for at least one death in New York. The storm left thousands of customers, most of them in Queens, without power Friday morning.

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  1. Nabil Kirollos

    Hurry American to pay taxes in order that Obama Akbar gives it to the muslims for to build Cortoba Mosque and train terrorists
    Yes Obama Baraka we are not in fight with islam It is islam which is fighting against the whole world
    You are happy for that sure and you support it
    Are you a terrorist supporter, Mr Obama Hussein Baraka?????????????????
    GB America

    September 17, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Peacelover

      There is medication for your condition!

      September 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Contestation

    You cover this story because it's a joke, but you pretend that no serious progressive rallies exist, and they do. You do not cover the progressive counter-protest planned for October 2, 2010
    (see http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org/content/main)

    I don't care if you're refusing to cover serious progressive rallies because you are in love with the TP, or because your narrative is that they are the only ones having protests, or because you are a for-profit corporation and that particular mob of idiots is useful to your bottom line. The effect is the same.

    You didn't cover this, and you won't cover it until it's time to say it was poorly attended...

    ...just as you ensured that everybody in the country who wanted to knew how to get to Beck's glorified Klan rally, but that as few people as possible knew of Sharpton's counter-rally on the same day.

    You acted as if Sharpton's counter-rally didn't even exist until it was time to crow about the fact that something that was advertised 24/7 on every channel got a larger turnout than something that was never mentioned by any "news" outlet. You did everything but outright lie, everything but actively claim that there were no counter protests, and your lie by omission was, and continues to be, an inexcusable betrayal of journalistic ethics and of your duty to the American people.

    Communist China's erasure of contestation was never so seamless.

    September 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |