Mick Mulvaney, Budget Director: Trump Wanted to Avoid Shutdown While Obama Wanted to ‘Weaponize It’

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday the difference between the 2013 and 2018 federal shutdowns is that President Barack Obama wanted it and President Trump didn’t. “Compare 2013 and [2018] and how the two presidents have acted,” Mr. Mulvaney said on “Fox News Sunday.”

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Commentary: CFPB Whistleblower Exposes Agency’s Extortion Practices

By Printus LeBlanc   The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been in the news a lot lately, mostly because the former head of the agency Richard Cordray stepped down. However, before stepping down, Cordray believed he had the right to pick his own successor and chose Leandra English. The…

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Repealing Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Won’t Cause Doomsday Democrats Promise

If Congress moves forward with repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate through tax reform, it would likely not lead to the coverage losses that some of the program’s supporters tout. The Senate is currently proposing repealing the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that all Americans purchase health insurance or pay a penalty through…

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Mick Mulvaney, OMB Director, Says His Concern for the Deficit Drives Tax Reform

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that his concern for the deficit is what drives him to pass tax reform. “You will never balance the budget in this country again at 1.8 percent or less growth. It’s just not going to happen. We have an appetite…

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OMB Director Mick Mulvaney Says Obama Had ‘Secret’ List of Proposed Regulations

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney accused the Obama administration Thursday of keeping a “secret list” of proposed regulations during Mr. Obama’s eight-year regulatory onslaught against businesses, and touted President Trump’s rollback of more than 800 Obama-era rules and proposals. Of the 860 rules or proposed rules that the Trump…

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Trump’s OMB Director: ‘Steve Bannon Should Stay’

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney insisted that “a lot of the tension” reported in the White House between chief strategist Stephen Bannon and senior adviser Jared Kushner is “misreported” and “blown out of proportion,” during an interview Wednesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” Mulvaney, who noted that…

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