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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 06:45 AM
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ElizabethWarren makes last-minute decision not to teach at Harvard Law School this fall
Edited on Thu Sep-02-10 06:47 AM by Pirate Smile
Warren fuels speculation by dropping class

Thursday, September 2, 2010

When fall classes began Wednesday at Harvard Law School, Elizabeth Warren was scheduled to be teaching contract law to first-year students. But something happened on the way to the chalkboard.
"I'm writing to let you know that Professor Jerry Frug will be teaching your Contracts class this term instead of Professor Elizabeth Warren," law school dean Martha Minow wrote to students on Tuesday, according to an e-mail obtained by The Washington Post. "Professor Warren regrets that she will not be able to teach you this fall and we regret the last minute change."


Last-minute change?
Cue up another round of speculation about whether President Obama is about to tap Warren to head the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

The watchdog, created by the massive financial overhaul bill signed into law in July, is aimed at protecting borrowers from abuses in mortgages, credit cards and other such loans. It will be housed in the Federal Reserve but will have an independent director, dedicated funding and autonomy to write and enforce its own rules.

Warren, a high-profile consumer advocate and chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, has long been a leading candidate for the job. She recently met with top White House officials to talk about the post, which requires Senate confirmation and comes with a five-year term.

Through a spokesman, Warren declined to comment on Wednesday. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said he didn't expect an announcement this week about whom the president would nominate.

Still, Warren's abrupt withdrawal from the classroom raises an obvious question: Why?
She continued to teach fall classes in 2008 and 2009, even as she chaired the oversight panel, and the Harvard Law School Web site still lists her as teaching this semester - three days a week.
Apparently, she has other plans.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 06:47 AM
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1. Awesome. nt
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 07:01 AM
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2. Obama needs to get on with it.
Time is short, just do it and get it over with. There are other things that need to be done.
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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 02:39 PM
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9. Right because since the bill passed he has just been sitting at his desk watering crops on Farmville
...not distracted at all by anything else thats been going on.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:04 PM
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12. Obama still has a LOT of positions to fill.
He needs to do recess appointments to move the ones that are stalled in the Senate. He's had months to do those.

And he just got back from vacation, so apparently he's not too busy for that.

Your response is ridiculous.
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 07:52 PM
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28. Why would he recess appoint Warren?
Are you joking?

Why on earth would we forgo republican Senator questioning of her????

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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:31 AM
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34. That's exactly what he's been doing
I should know. He's one of my neighbors.

seriously: I only commented because I do find your response to be really funny. I'm gonna remember it for future use.

Thanks
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 07:57 AM
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3. kick
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:18 AM
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4. I hope President Obama will be appointing her and
that her students are willing to share her with the rest of us.

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tallahasseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:31 AM
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5. Well, well, well...
sucks for her students, AWESOME (possibly) for us!
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:41 AM
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6. Verrrry interesting!
:thumbsup:
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:35 PM
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16. I agree. It's vewy, vewy interesting!
Too soon for the happy dance?
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 05:12 PM
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22. Yeah, too early
I've never seen a President who held his cards closer - ya just never know...
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 09:17 AM
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7. OK! Let's hope it's ON!
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 02:36 PM
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8. kick
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 02:45 PM
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10. K&R! But if she IS chosen by Obama, that STILL won't make some here happy.
It's predictable. Just like when some here doubted that Obama would really withdraw all combat troops out of Iraq by Aug. 31st (which he DID), they had some reason to feign continued "disappointment" or anger.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:13 PM
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13. It will be too late so no credit will be given. It will be ignored. We've seen this show before.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:26 PM
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15. Sadly, I agree. n/t
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impik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:58 PM
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19. Or, there's always the classic:
"He only did it because *we* forced him to. He didn't really wanted to do it".
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impik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 05:01 PM
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21. Or to flat out lie that this was Bush' timetable
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 06:33 PM
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27. Oh, yeah. I've seen that, too.
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bluesmail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 02:57 PM
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11. ...
:kick:
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:18 PM
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14. Speaker Boehner won't let her be appointed if it doesn't happen before the election. nt
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:55 PM
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18. The House is irrelevant.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 05:21 PM
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24. The Speaker has great influence over the Senate.
And Speaker Boehner will be the most ruthless, bloodthirsty Speaker in history.

President Obama should practice saying the word 'please.'


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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 05:30 PM
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26. The Speaker does NOT have great influence over the Senate.
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impik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:59 PM
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20. Well, "progressives" are staying home to teach the Democrats a real lesson
I guess they'll get what they deserve.
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 07:53 PM
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29. Wrong body. n/t
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 10:40 PM
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30. Speaker Boehner will be the most powerful Speaker in history.
The Senate and White House will not be able to do anything without his say so.

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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:39 PM
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17. What a corporate shill.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 05:15 PM
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23. I almost wish she wasn't up for this job.
If she wasn't, we could have her to run against Softcore Scott in 2012 for Senate.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 05:21 PM
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25. I would love that too.\nt
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 10:47 PM
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31. Well, that's kind of encouraging.
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denimgirly Donating Member (929 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 10:52 PM
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32. Wow, Obama being Progressive? Could it be? Lets cross our fingers!
Here's hoping she gets picked
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:08 AM
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33. I hope this means what we want it to mean!
Do it President Obama - do it now.

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 05:25 AM
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35. Looking good! n/t
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