News bites: The Making of Dodd-Frank

The Washington Post offers a behind-the-scenes look at how former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) fended off a lobbying assault in his drive to create a new consumer finance protection agency.

While employees at some federal agencies are already taking unpaid time off, many regulatory agencies are dodging sequestration's cleaver, RegWatch reports.

Penny Pritzker’s financial dealings are certain to become an issue during her upcoming conformation hearings for the position of secretary of commerce, according to The New York Times.

The Obama administration and Kansas are on a legal collision course over the Sunflower State’s new law nullifying federal gun regulations, RegWatch reports.

Opinion: States looking to preserve their sovereign rights ought to take part in the creation on health exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, opine professors Heather Gerken and Theodor Ruger in the Penn Program on Regulation’s RegBlog.