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President thanks Elizabeth Warren for “poking and prodding people” to create consumer agency

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Senator Elizabeth Warren went to the White House Wednesday morning to celebrate the confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where President Obama thanked her for “poking and prodding people for a long time” to create the agency.

It was a big day for Warren, who said Cordray’s confirmation brings key legitimacy to the agency she played a large role in creating. His appointment had been held up for two years.

Warren wanted to lead the agency herself but was passed over by President Obama amid

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