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A long-awaited announcement will finally arrive on Tuesday, when former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Richard Cordray has scheduled an event to declare his candidacy for Ohio governor.

Richard Cordray
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It was becoming something like a Samuel Beckett play: “Waiting for Cordray.”

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray announced Wednesday that he’ll be stepping down. The future of the financial watchdog agency is unclear in an administration that supports slashing regulations.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson discusses what’s next with NPR’s Chris Arnold (@Chris_ArnoldNPR).


The already-large field of candidates running for Ohio governor next year could soon grow even more. Former Ohio attorney general and Grove City native Richard Cordray said on Wednesday that he's leaving the top post at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Richard Cordray
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Richard Cordray will step down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, possibly setting up a much-anticipated run for Ohio governor.

Bill O'Neill
Bill O'Neill

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill’s announcement over the weekend that he intends to run for governor has some wondering how that will affect the four people already in the Democratic race.

It also raises questions about whether his entry could force another potential candidate to jump in from the sidelines.

Updated at 4:12 p.m. ET.

The Senate has voted to get rid of a banking rule that allows consumers to bring class-action lawsuits against banks and credit card companies to resolve financial disputes. Critics say Republicans and the Trump administration are siding with Wall Street over Main Street and that the shift will block consumers from joining together against the likes of Wells Fargo and Equifax.

Bill O'Neill
Bill O'Neill

It’s likely Ohio’s only statewide elected Democrat will enter the race to become his party’s nominee for governor.

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We've sort of become accustomed to candidates meeting in debates and spending as much time ripping into each other as they do talking about their own ideas.

With just a week until its first debate among four announced candidates for governor, Ohio’s Democratic party is playing the waiting game to see if two high profile politicians could also jump into the race. Two possible contenders were testing the waters during one of the year’s biggest political holidays.

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Corey Lewandowski called his former boss, President Trump, "the greatest political phenomenon of our lifetime" and attacked the media in a 30- minute speech to the City Club of Cleveland today.

Court Ruling Throws Cordray Recess Appointment Into Question

Jan 25, 2013

A federal appeals court has ruled that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit says Obama did not have the power to make recess appointments last year to the National Labor Relations Board. The ruling also threw into question Obama's recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray is a former Ohio attorney general. Obama claims he acted properly because the Senate was away for the holidays.

11:00 What is in the future for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under new Director Richard Cordray? Guests

10:00 Last week, President Obama appointed former attorney general Richard Cordray to direct the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The appointment caused controversy and anger, however. One political group is even trying to change the way appointments are made. What sparked Obama's decision? Guests

  • Tamara Keith (NPR Congressional Reporter)
  • Thomas M. Davis (No Labels Co-Founder/former Congressman, 11th District, Virginia)
  • Pamela Banks (Senior Policy Counsel, Consumers Union)

Outgoing Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray on his accomplishments in office and his plans for the future. Governor John Kasich's plans to turn down funding for passenger rail, with Cincinnati Enquirer Columbus bureau reporter Jon Craig.