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Judge Backs Trump in Pick to Run Consumer Agency

But the legal fight might not be over yet for Mick Mulvaney

(Newser) - The White House just won a legal battle in the bizarre DC drama involving dueling directors at the same federal agency. A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Mick Mulvaney should be the interim chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, reports the Hill . Mulvaney, who also serves as the... More »

2 Memos From 2 Bosses Reveal Chaos at Agency

The CFPB currently has 2 interim directors, and they both showed up for work on Monday

(Newser) - So how goes life as an employee of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday? Two memos cited by the Washington Post tell the tale:
  • From the boss: “I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving. With Thanksgiving in mind, I wanted to take a moment to share my
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Federal Agency Has Dueling Directors, and One's Suing

Monday is likely to be a chaotic day at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

(Newser) - Monday is likely to be a chaotic day at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: The federal agency now has two dueling directors , and they both say the law is clearly on their side. Leandra English, who was set to become acting director after the early departure of Richard Cordray , filed... More »

It's Unclear Who Will Be in Charge of US Agency Come Monday

Trump, outgoing director appoint dueling heads of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

(Newser) - While consumers were fighting over fancy televisions on Black Friday, the US government was fighting over consumers. The New York Times reports Richard Cordray suddenly left his position as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday—a week ahead of schedule. One of his final moves before heading... More »

White House Torn Over ObamaCare Mandate Repeal

At least one Republican senator is balking at the idea

(Newser) - The White House is sending mixed signals about the fate of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate as it tries to corral enough votes in the Senate to pass tax reform. After President Trump said he would like to see repeal of the mandate as part of the tax... More »

Aide: Trump 'Clearly Telegraphing' Military Options for North Korea

But a GOP senator says military action in North Korea would be 'horrific'

(Newser) - A White House aide says there's no misunderstanding what President Donald Trump means when he says "only one thing will work" to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile program, AP reports. Budget director Mick Mulvaney tells NBC that Trump's "clearly telegraphing, and this should... More »

White House Didn't Claim Meals on Wheels Doesn't Get Results

But its budget could be disastrous for the nonprofit program anyway

(Newser) - The Trump administration has been under fire after Mick Mulvaney reportedly said funding cuts to Meals on Wheels are justified because the program is "just not showing results." But in fairness to Mulvaney, the Washington Post reports that's not what the budget director actually said. When he... More »

Trump's Budget Director Pick Failed to Pay $15K in Taxes

Rep. Mick Mulvaney apparently didn't know he owed taxes on nanny's income

(Newser) - Controversy is suddenly swirling around Donald Trump's pick for White House budget director, whose confirmation hearing isn't until next week, after it was revealed he failed to pay more than $15,000 in taxes on a family nanny, the New York Times reports. Rep Mick Mulvaney employed the... More »

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