Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Obama Presses GOP on Consumer Watchdog Delay
President Barack Obama isn’t backing down from demanding that Republicans confirm his pick to head a new consumer watchdog office.
He says every day that the country must wait for a director of the Consumer Financial Protection Board “is another day that dishonest businesses can target and take advantage of students, seniors and service members.”
Senate Republicans last week blocked Obama’s appointment of Richard Cordray, a former Ohio attorney general, to lead an agency they said had been given too much power and too little accountability.
Without a director, the office designed to shield consumers from the excesses behind the 2008 financial crisis is unable to operate at full strength