Richard Cordray Touts Record of ‘Promoting Women’ Despite Years of Discrimination Complaints at CFPB

Democrat Richard Cordray received favorable coverage this week from NBC affiliate WTAP, which gave a platform to Cordray’s wife that she used to tout his record of promoting women “to the top” positions of power. Former Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland, wife of former Gov. Ted Strickland, made stops in Marietta…

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Richard Cordray Took A Nearly Week Long Junket to Australia As CFPB Director

As the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Cordray did a lot of traveling.  In fact, as we have reported previously, Cordray commuted every week from Columbus to the CFPB DC office, most likely on the taxpayer’s dime. But we didn’t know until now that Cordray’s…

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Ohio Group Adds Legal Firepower to Case Against CFPB Once Headed by Richard Cordray

An Ohio think tank filed an amicus brief Tuesday in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that seeks to rein in the power of the consumer watchdog agency once headed by Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray. In the case, plaintiffs argue that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created by former President Obama and…

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Can Elizabeth Warren Save Richard Cordray’s Campaign for Ohio Governor?

Richard Cordray was back in his old stomping ground in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, fundraising​ with his mentor and close friend Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Cordray’s ties with Warren are many.  She and former President Obama founded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Cordray became her hand-picked director. Cordray’s six-year tenure at the agency…

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Richard Cordray Not Saying If $7,831 He Received from Federal Taxpayers in 2017 Was to Reimburse Him for Commuting from Ohio to Washington, D.C.

During a Politico Live presentation on Thursday, September 20, 2018, Democrat Governor’s nominee Richard Cordray stated that he commuted every week between his home in Central Ohio and Washington, D.C. during his tenure at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  Cordray specifically noted that he made the 500 mile commute…

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Employees of Richard Cordray’s CFPB File Notice of Pending Class-Action Suit Alleging Discrimination

Richard Cordray

A complaint has been filed in federal court alleging Richard Cordray and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau engaged in discriminatory practices against female and racial-minority employees of the agency. The complaint, filed Sept. 13 in D.C. District Court, seeks class-action status for all affected employees. It alleges violations of the…

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Expert: Richard Cordray was Falsely Credited with Nailing Wells Fargo

Richard Cordray

Wells Fargo was slapped with a massive government fine in September 2016 after it was found to be pressuring consumers to open accounts they didn’t want and even secretly opening accounts without customers’ authorization. Richard Cordray’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a press release Sept. 8, 2016 laying out the…

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Richard Cordray’s Claim He Returned $12 Billion to Consumers While at CFPB Doesn’t Add Up

Richard Cordray

The core message of Richard Cordray’s campaign for governor of Ohio is that he returned “$12 billion” to consumers while heading up President Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The claim of returning a specific amount of money to consumers appeared in countless CFPB press releases that predate his run for governor.…

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Obama Campaign Visit to Ohio Highlights Cordray’s Failure to Keep Promise to Make Consumer-Watchdog Agency Non-Political  

When former President Obama, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) by his side, nominated Richard Cordray to take over the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he famously remarked: “We can’t let politics stand in the way of doing the right thing in Washington.” But has Richard Cordray lived up to…

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As Former President Obama Visits Ohio, Jon Husted Blasts Richard Cordray’s CFPB Tenure

Richard Cordray and Barack Obama

On a conference call with reporters Thursday morning prior to a Barack Obama Ohio campaign stop later in the day, Ohio Secretary of State and Republican Lt. Governor Candidate Jon Husted blasted the troubled tenure of Richard Cordray at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Ohio Republican Chairwoman Jane Timken…

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