Ari Berman has a
of today's oversight hearing with Elizabeth Warren, the special advisor to the (not yet active!) Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Jamelle Bouie has more, including the detail that most confused me -- freshman Rep. Ann-Marie Buerkle (salary $170,000)
some CFPB salaries started at $70,000. Me? I have video of the meltdown that ended the hearing, as subcommittee chairman Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-NC, accused Warren of lying about the timing of the hearing to wiggle out of it.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Right Target
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I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
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How to Stop Ebola
Survivors might be immune. Let’s recruit them to care for the infected.
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America in Africa
The tragic, misunderstood history of Liberia—and why the United States has a special obligation to help it fight the Ebola epidemic.