The U.S. Senate approved a proposal to order the Treasury Department to study how to withdraw government support of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , rejecting a Republican deadline for ending aid to the two companies.
Supporters of Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren to lead the new consumer financial bureau have picked up endorsements from lawmakers, political websites and newspaper editorials. Their success may depend on whether a quieter campaign Warren has been waging can win over detractors.
It had been two days since U.S. lawmakers negotiated all night to finish rules that would reshape the business of Wall Street. The 20-hour session left legislators, aides, lobbyists and regulators exhausted. Almost no one had a grip on all the details.
Some women just bug men. Hillary Clinton did (and still does). Nancy Pelosi, who has replaced Clinton as the Scary Democratic Woman in Republican fundraising appeals, surely does. And now Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has joined the club.