It's time for Elizabeth Warren to say goodbye to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the consumer agency she spent nearly a year creating.
The nation's top lawmakers are locked in a knock-down, drag-out fight over raising the debt ceiling.
Shaun Poland is 25 years old, he wears a lip ring, and he lives in southern Maine.
If confirmed, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's nominee for the state Supreme Judicial Court would be the first openly gay justice to serve on the state's highest court.
The presidents of Harvard and Yale universities have expressed interest in ROTC programs after Congress voted to repeal the military's controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy that has banned openly gay and lesbian service members.
Sandy Alderson, the new general manager of the New York Mets, is the kind of man who reminds other men of what they once thought they could be and sets them fawning. A Marine, a graduate of Harvard Law School, a successful general manager and CEO of major league ball clubs and breaker of umpires, he has, so far as one can tell, never failed at anything.
Hill Harper, star of the CBS series "CSI: NY," founded the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation to empower young people through mentoring, scholarship and grant programs.
President Barack Obama's longtime legal mentor and current administration adviser has admitted privately telling him that Justice Sonia Sotomayor was "not nearly as smart as she seems to think she is."
The Comedy Central fixture accidentally overdosed on prescription pills
Elena Kagan was confirmed as the 112th justice to the Supreme Court Thursday and could be sworn into her judicial post by week's end.
Senators are expected to continue floor debate Wednesday on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.
Ever see those late night ads on TV searching for money to support children in Africa?
The Senate Judiciary Committee has completed its public questioning of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
Videos of Elena Kagan show she raised questions about Harriet Miers and praised Barack Obama.
The debate over Elena Kagan's confirmation for the Supreme Court is likely to hinge on the question of whether she is a centrist or a leftist.
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan faced senators' questions today and used a dose of humor. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Martin Ginsburg, husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has died of cancer at age 78.
Shortly after Elena Kagan left the White House in 1999 to teach at her alma mater, Harvard Law School, the nationwide controversy over military recruiting on campus had just begun to heat up.
New documents released Saturday may add new fuel to the debate over Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, a week before her Senate confirmation hearing begins.
A broad coalition of law-school leaders have come out in strong support of Elena's Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. But three top academics -- speaking in a White House-organized briefing -- refused to talk about or defend her past views on a range of hot-button issues such as affirmative action and gun rights.
Funny and flip. Confident at times, nervous at others. An earnest student and a meticulous lawyer. Newly released documents of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's not-so-distant past reveal a determined, often blunt-speaking woman with an occasionally silly side.
On both sides of the battle between oppressed groups and their oppressors exist extremists. On one side are those whose prejudices help sustain the inequities most of us are trying to eradicate. On the other are those who refuse to see any significant progress, either because their worldview is seen through a victim's lens or they make their living picking fights.
In the Hunter College High School yearbook of 1977, Elena Kagan is pictured in a judge's robe and holding a gavel.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin talks about his law school classmate, Elena Kagan.
"You are not my people." That was Elena Kagan's blunt but light-hearted declaration when she greeted conservative legal minds meeting at Harvard's prestigious law school in 2005.
If a white Republican president of the United States appointed a white male as his next Supreme Court justice, and upon the inspection of his record, it was discovered that of the 29 full-time tenured or tenured track faculty he hired as dean of Harvard Law, nearly all of them were white men, this would dominate the headlines.
President Obama has nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, picking her to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.
CNN has reported President Obama has personally met with four leading candidates for the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy.
Michelle Obama expressed confidence Tuesday that Congress will enact some sort of change to improve the nation's health care system.
Michelle Obama says that congress has to pass a health care reform bill because "doing nothing is not an option."
On my very first date with my boyfriend, I didn't know if he was going to kiss me. I didn't know yet that he loves Concord grapes, plays the saxophone and has never seen a Woody Allen movie.
The jury that convicted former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson on 11 counts of corruption said Thursday that he should forfeit almost half a million dollars in assets derived from criminal activity.
Former congressman William Jefferson was convicted of corruption in a case where $90,000 was found in his freezer.
Jurors in the corruption trial of former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana deliberated for a third day Monday without reaching a verdict.
Jurors in the corruption trial of former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana ended their second day of deliberations without a verdict Friday, said a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Alexandria, Virginia.
Where were you on the night of July 15? You may not even remember, but for me it was an extraordinary evening, an evening of unimaginable triumph and unbearable tragedy.
While his rivals were preparing for the draft last month, Denver Nuggets VP of basketball operations Mark Warkentien was spending a week at Harvard Law School. Here is a little of what he was taught.
The Supreme Court refused Monday to settle an ongoing dispute over the prosecution of former congressman William Jefferson on corruption charges.
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin looks at some of the candidates that President Obama may consider to fill a Supreme Court seat.
In Washington and throughout the nation's legal system, speculation took off Friday over who may join the Supreme Court after the retirement of Justice David Souter.
Worried that the Treasury Department's $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program might turn into a boondoggle for banks and a black hole for taxpayers? Elizabeth Warren is too. But as chairwoman of the Congressional Oversight Panel - one of the three organizations overseeing TARP - she's doing something about it.
Her three pups will participate when she marries fiancÃ© David Otunga
I think I am developing a crush on America's first lady. Michelle Obama is more compelling than her husband. He's good, but she's utterly fascinating.
Sometime last fall, my wife and I began having urgent conversations about putting more money away. It wasn't fun. A typical day went like this: Work. Feed children. Get children to bed. Clean up after children. Look at bank statements and bills. Stress out. Blame each other (occasionally). Sleep. Repeat.
UK supermarkets offer cheaper options in light of the credit crunch. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
The embattled Alaska Senator faces a corruption trial this week; a look back at his storied career
While the bankruptcy filing rate for those under 55 has fallen, it has soared for older Americans, according to a new analysis from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project
As a young man, Barack Obama idolized the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.
Believe the conspiracy theories: Out of sight and without your knowledge, governments truly are filtering what you see on the Internet.
Family and friends talk to PEOPLE about how she is really coping with her husband's infidelity
People in Georgia, as in other crisis spots around the world, have been using the World Wide Web to tell the world their personal stories of fear and survival and to deliver firsthand analysis.
Witnesses say it doesn't seem like a cease-fire in South Ossetia, where fighting continues. ITN's Sue Turton reports.
America's middle class is increasingly squeezed by sagging incomes and soaring expenses, experts told Congress on Wednesday.
Mortgage brokers and loan officers are getting paid fat fees by lenders to put unsuspecting borrowers into expensive loans. And the new lending rules issued last week by the Federal Reserve do nothing to stop this abusive practice.
Elected with the largest margin of victory in the history of Taiwan's presidential elections, President Ma Ying-jeou is aiming to bring the good times back to Taiwan while looking to a friendlier future with China.
CNN's Anjali Rao talks with popular new Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou about the change of course for Taiwan's policy.
Michelle Obama, wife of Sen. Barack Obama, is honing her message for the fall, aides say.
A big part of being president is making decisions, and one of the key decisions a would-be president can make is who he or she marries.
Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain have very different styles. CNN's Jill Dougherty asks what kind of first lady each would be.
Your credit-card terms are usurious; your mortgage contract disguises the real cost of your home; and you need a magnifying glass to catch all the fees in your auto loan. As a result, you may be paying thousands more than you should for these products, says Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren.
Weddings are supposed to be a time to celebrate new beginnings. But for Shay Nowick, whose friend asked Nowick to be a bridesmaid at her wedding, it was the beginning of the end -- of their friendship.
Take a brilliant, strong-willed, American woman. Let her marry a rising politician, start a family, build a successful legal career, and then emerge as a polished public figure in her own right.
In a preview of the political onslaught Michelle Obama may face in the fall, the Tennessee Republican Party unveiled a Web video Thursday highlighting her comment that she was proud of America "for the first time in my adult life."
In claiming victory in West Virginia last night, Hillary Clinton reiterated her last best argument as to why she should be the Democratic nominee: because only she can win in November.
Admit it. you want to see some justice handed out on Wall Street. Thanks to the Great Mortgage Panic of 2008, your home value is tumbling, credit is harder to get and the job market may turn a lot tougher. And let's not even talk about your 401(k) balance.
I'm cool under pressure. Cool as a cucumber, actually, eerily so. My friends and family comment on it. I think I get it from my father, the quintessential smooth operator.
A Kansas sex offender is ordered to post signs on his house and car telling others about his crime. KWCH reports.
The new U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See is an old Vatican hand. Now she gets to usher the Pope into his first official visit to the U.S.
"I have acted in a way that violates my obligation to my family," Eliot Spitzer says
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's political future clouded abruptly Monday with his admission that he had violated the trust of his family and the public in the wake of reports a federal investigation had linked him to a prostitution ring.
If Michelle Obama is tired, she doesn't show it.
Michelle Obama talks to CNN's Soledad O'Brien about her husband's campaign and the trials of being on the trail.
His own department's Inspector General is looking into a conversation between Gonzales and a key aide
He insists he isn't an activist. Plenty of America's CEOs must hope he means it. "I'm mainly a kind of ivory tower academic," says professor Lucian Bebchuk of Harvard Law School, and that he surely...
The issue of whether or not shareholders should get a say on company CEO compensation drew experts on both sides to a House hearing Thursday.
The classroom of the future isn't on a college campus. It's in the virtual world of "Second Life."
They may not be on any Walk of Fame, but without them, stars wouldn't be either. A look at the folks who find the jobs, make the deals, and handle the media exposure so those they represent stand out from the crowd.
It's good thing that John Roberts has been universally described as decent, funny, civil and fair, since he may be joining a court with a long history of pugilists, ideologues and misanthropes who have somehow made it past the U.S. Senate.
President Bush announced Tuesday night his nomination of U.S. Circuit Judge John Roberts Jr. to the Supreme Court. The following is a transcript of Bush's and Roberts' remarks at the White House.
Even if you're more realist than optimist, the first stop on the path to wealth absolutely has to be college. People with a bachelors degree make 70 percent more than those with only a high school diploma, an advantage that adds an additional million bucks in earnings over their working lives.
It's the American way. Trip and fall, find a fast-talking lawyer and a gullible jury, and you too can sue somebody and get rich. Kind of like that grandma who spilled scalding-hot coffee on herself...
If you wanted to come up with a one-word description of modern family life, the word would be "swamped." With working parents and their 2.1 kids juggling jobs, school, sports, housework, religious instruction, music lessons and more, just getting through each day is exhausting.
Barack Obama, one of the Democratic Party's rising stars, used his own story in a call Tuesday night for America to "reclaim its promise" as a place of opportunity and "the audacity of hope."
Barack Obama's message of rising above racial politics is propelling the 42-year-old father of two into the national spotlight.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - If the heading to this column caught your eye, chances are you've sometimes found yourself gnawing on your arm in frustration with someone who does one or more of the following:
If there are not more lawyers working in Washington, DC than any other city in the world, on a per capita basis, it's a surprise to me. The nation's capital has a disproportionate number of civil and criminal courts (from the D.C. Superior court to the U.S. Supreme Court). And of course, it is home to Congress along with a remarkable array of administrative agencies. All this legal apparatus, needless to say, results in a surfeit of lawyers, both inside and outside of the government.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday a state scholarship plan that barred theology students from participating is not unconstitutional.
What sets the Winnebago tribe of Nebraska apart from other Native Americans isn't the millions it has made from blackjack tables and slot machines--it's how the tribe has used the dough. By investi...
Attention, middle-class families: You can no longer afford to have children. That's the message of The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke, by far the scariest boo...
His resume is enough to inspire old-fashioned awe: Harvard undergrad, Rhodes scholar, Harvard Law, Lazard Freres partner, board member at Pfizer, PepsiCo, and AOL Time Warner, stints in both the Ca...
If there's a recurring theme in Troy Williams' life, it's a lack of patience. Four days after graduating from Harvard Law School, he drove from his Mystic, Conn., hometown to Houston and launched Q...
It's Monday, 11 A.M., and I'm in the boss' office thinking I'm finally going to get that long-awaited promotion. "I want to tell you that we think you have great potential," she says with a stern f...
It's Monday, 11 A.M., and I'm in the boss's office thinking I'm finally going to get that long-awaited promotion. "I want to tell you that we think you have great potential," she says with a stern ...
It's rare and more than a bit cheeky for a federal appeals judge to declare a controlling U.S. Supreme Court precedent to be "wobbly," "moth eaten," and "unsound." It's rarer still for the Supreme ...
The lawyer taking on the wealthiest man in America grew up in a public-housing project in Astoria, Queens. As a scholarship student at Columbia College, Joel Klein earned pocket money delivering ne...
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Thinking of getting an MBA? Or hiring one? Or just want a wickedly funny read? Then check out Snapshots From Hell: The Making of an MBA (Warner Books, $22.95). The format will be familiar to fans o...