Warren caught fibbing about TARP pay

Let's cut Elizabeth Warren some slack. She was only off by $128,000 when she first released her salary for being chairman of TARP. Anybody can make a mistake: The campaign for Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren said Friday she had been paid $192,722 for serving as chairman of a congressional committee that monitored the 2008 federal bank bailout, three times as much as had originally been acknowledged. The Warren campaign revised the figure following a POLITICO report on Thursday, highlighting the fact that the Congressional Oversight Panel, which oversaw the TARP program, has not publicly disclosed exactly how it spent $10.5 million on salaries, travel, consultants and other expenses. Warren said she now supports public access to the oversight panel's records, though her campaign wouldn't say if she plans to actively push to open up the records. Warren served as the oversight panel's chairman from its creation in the fall of 2008 until September 2010, when President Barack...(Read Full Post)