Politics Elizabeth Warren

  • Tom Price purchased stock last year has faced years of legal problems and agreed in December to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty in a foreign bribery case. Among the companies at the center of the controversy is Zimmer Biomet, a major manufacturer of orthopedic and dental implant devices. Federal prosecutors said the misconduct occurred...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, will defend his banking record in the aftermath of the financial crisis on Thursday and sell senators on why he should be given stewardship of the U.S. financial system. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, hedge fund manager and Hollywood film financier,...

  • WASHINGTON— Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over his handling of thousands of mortgage foreclosures and his failure to initially disclose to the committee $100 million in assets and interests in a Cayman Islands corporation.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, will defend his banking record in the aftermath of the financial crisis on Thursday and sell senators on why he should be given stewardship of the U.S. financial system. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, hedge fund manager and Hollywood film financier,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Borrowers who say OneWest Bank refused to help them when they struggled to pay their mortgages appeared Wednesday on Capitol Hill, where they urged the U.S. Senate to vote against confirming the bank's former chief executive, Steven Mnuchin, as Treasury Secretary. "Steve Mnuchin's company had no interest in helping us," said the Nevada mother,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump's election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on healthcare, taxes and trade. An initial euphoria in the business world fueled a powerful post-election stock rally.

  • Democrats grill Trump HHS pick Tom Price

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports the latest on the Senate Health & Human Services Committee hearing for Rep. Tom Price on his nomination to be secretary of Health and Human Services.

  • President-elect Donald Trump speaks to diplomats and guests at the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) Chairman's Global Dinner in Washington, U.S. January 17, 2017.

    Doubts deepened over the weekend as Trump declared he would replace Obamacare with "insurance for everybody."

  • Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., tears a page from the national health-care bill during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 21, 2012, in Washington, DC.

    Donald Trump's pick for secretary of HHS will be in the hot seat when he goes before the Senate on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump's election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on healthcare, taxes and trade. Doubts deepened over the weekend as Trump declared he would replace President Barack...

  • Betsy DeVos speaks during her confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Betsy DeVos, education secretary nominee, faced tough questions from Democratic lawmakers, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- One of the most powerful Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday pressed President-elect Donald Trump to keep the consumer financial watchdog agency's current director, as rumors about a possible termination and replacement swirled. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters that Trump will break his campaign promise of "...

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren

    Elizabeth Warren has some explaining to do if she wants support from progressives in 2020, says Jordan Chariton.

  • BOSTON— Donald Trump's election has propelled Sen. In just the past few weeks, Warren has penned a scathing 16- page critique of Trump's nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos; grilled his pick for housing secretary, Ben Carson; co-sponsored legislation requiring the president and vice president to disclose and divest any potential financial conflicts...

  • BOSTON— Students of the now-shuttered American Career Institute will have more than $30 million in federal student loans forgiven under a deal announced by Massachusetts' attorney general. Elizabeth Warren, a fellow Democrat, said American Career Institute preyed on students to rake in federal loan dollars. The school operated in Massachusetts and...

  • Warren: Carson can't assure HUD money won't go to Trump

    CNBC Diana Olick reports the latest on the confirmation hearing for HUD secretary designate Ben Carson.

  • Housing secretary nominee Dr. Ben Carson refuses to promise taxpayer cash won’t go to Trump real estate empire

    In a hearing on Thursday, Senator Elizabeth Warren asked housing secretary nominee, Dr. Ben Carson, to assure the American people that funds from housing and urban development will not directly benefit Trump's real estate empire.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday pressed Ben Carson, Donald Trump's nominee to lead housing policy, on potential conflicts of interest between the agency he is set to run and properties in which the president-elect may hold a financial stake. The Department of Housing and Urban Development hands out billions of dollars each year to...

  • Warren: Carson can't assure HUD money won't go to Trump

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's line of questioning over public funds with Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson during his confirmation hearing.

  • Donald Trump's nominees for Treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin (l), and for Commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross (r).

    Analysts and politicians have denounced a law that they say offers a tax shelter for rich government appointees. But that’s not how the rule works.