This ought to be a good test of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s influence with Obama: The Huffington Post writes that Geithner is opposing the possible nomination of Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which will be created under the new financial-reform law. Warren’s the obvious choice for the job, because the agency was her idea—she advocated its creation way back in 2007. She also has run a bailout watchdog to keep track of how the administration spends bailout dollars—a job that involves much criticism of Geithner’s Treasury Department. Her dogged oversight has annoyed Geithner, the Huffington Post says, as have her aggressive stances against big banks.
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