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Mulvaney won’t sue over impeachment, declines to cooperate

White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and will instead follow President Donald Trump’s directions …


Trump’s road to impeachment paved by all the president’s yes men

Donald Trump’s effort to get Ukraine to investigate a top Democratic rival went largely unchecked by some of his closest advisers — setting in motion the impeachment inquiry now engulfing …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Mulvaney stands up Democrats in impeachment probe

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has stood up Democrats in their impeachment inquiry, skipping his 9 a.m. deposition as Democrats wrap up closed-door interviews and move into …


Kathleen Parker: Yet again, the truth outed

Sometimes truth is so eager to be heard that it slips past the speaker’s tongue without his conscious cooperation. Enter acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

White House: Ukraine aid held up partly over election probe

The White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump’s decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the …


‘Everything that Donald Trump says is offensive to some people,’ Mulvaney says

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s attacks on the city of Baltimore and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., saying that some people will …


Mulvaney says Democrats will ‘never’ see Trump’s tax returns

President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff said Sunday that Democrats will “never” see the president’s tax returns, abandoning Trump’s long-held position that he would someday release the documents for …


Trump likes ‘actings,’ experts say permanent staff is better

President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to mind an outsize number of “acting” officials in the Cabinet, but government experts say it’s important to install permanent people to maintain stability.


Aide says Trump OK with second shutdown over border spat

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says President Donald Trump is prepared for another government shutdown if Congress won’t give him border wall money


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018

Leandra English, who sued Trump, to resign from CFPB

Leandra English, the deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau who unsuccessfully sued President Donald Trump for control of the consumer watchdog agency, said Friday she plans to resign …


Mick Mulvaney does not want you to see complaints against banks that bankrolled his campaigns, report says

A review of Mulvaney’s campaign contributions finds some overlap between the two issues: Eight of the 10 companies subject to the most consumer complaints about their banking practices contributed to …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018

Mulvaney insists consumer watchdog still doing its job

Mick Mulvaney tried Wednesday to reassure Democrats on a House finance panel that he’s committed to punishing unscrupulous financial companies, while agreeing with Republicans that the watchdog agency he runs …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018

Mulvaney says Trump budget will have money for border wall

President Donald Trump’s budget director says the budget that the administration sends to Congress on Monday will seek to move some of the billions of dollars in extra spending that …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018

Shutdown continues into workweek, as Senate talks drag on

The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018

Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdowns

President Donald Trump’s budget chief Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn’t mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Entire operation of federal consumer regulator under review

The Trump-appointed acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the entire operational structure and philosophy of the federal government’s consumer watchdog agency is now under scrutiny.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017

Judge sides with Trump’s pick to take over consumer agency

President Donald Trump scored a victory Tuesday when a federal judge refused to block the president’s choice to temporarily run the nation’s top consumer financial watchdog and, for the moment, …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017

Two fight for control of consumer watchdog; court to weigh in

With emails, tweets and doughnuts, the two dueling acting directors battled for control of the nation’s top financial watchdog agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, on Monday.


Court fight could be brewing over who leads consumer agency

A court fight may be brewing over President Donald Trump’s move to make a close aide interim leader of a consumer protection agency assailed by Republicans and championed by Democrats, …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

Who’s the boss come Monday at consumer agency?

Who’s the boss? That’s the awkward question after the departing head of a government agency charged with looking after consumers’ rights appointed a deputy to temporarily fill his spot. The …


Republicans show signs of breaking with Trump

It’s not hard to figure out why Republicans are rebuffing Trump. He approval ratings are sliding downhill; the Republican health care bills are hugely unpopular.


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017

Republican aligned with Trump wins South Carolina House seat

Republican Ralph Norman won a special election Tuesday to fill the South Carolina congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, who resigned to the White House budget director.


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017

Mnuchin, Mulvaney at odds over U.S. debt limit

A division within the Trump administration over how to avoid a default on the national debt burst into the open, with the president’s treasury secretary and budget director publicly at …


Pelosi: No debt limit increase to reward rich with tax cuts

WASHINGTON – Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi says GOP leaders shouldn’t take for granted that Democrats will vote to increase the government’s borrowing cap. Pelosi told reporters Friday that she …


SS disability program discourages work

The number of disabled workers on the rolls has doubled over the past two decades, and outlays have doubled as well.


Trump team defends budget; lawmakers have serious doubts about plan

President Donald Trump’s budget chief delivered a spirited defense of the plan’s deep spending cuts, but his agriculture secretary offered only a half-hearted endorsement of proposed reductions to farm subsidies …


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017

Trump’s $3.6 trillion budget cuts hit his supporters hard

President Donald Trump’s first full budget would dramatically reduce the U.S. government’s role in society, hitting hard many of the rural, working-poor supporters who propelled him into office as he …


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017

White House budget director takes hard line on border wall, as threat of government shutdown looms

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that President Donald Trump might refuse to sign a government spending bill that does not include money for a wall on the …


Trump administration to lift federal hiring freeze

The federal government hiring freeze implemented by President Donald Trump as one of his first acts in office will be lifted Wednesday.


Froma Harrop: Trump faithful must own consequences

Putting the onus back on Trump’s voters is not only more honest; it is less patronizing.