Tag Archives: Mick Mulvaney

Top Republicans Advise Donors That Cruz Could Lose Senate Race Because He’s Not “Likeable” Enough

The New York Times reports: A pair of top Republicans acknowledged in a private meeting on Saturday that the party was battling serious vulnerabilities in the midterm elections, including what one described as widespread “hate” for President Trump, and raised the prospect that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas could lose his bid for re-election because he is not seen as …

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White House Plots Using Obscure Budget Rule To Strip Billions In UN Funding Without Congressional Approval

Politico reports: The White House budget office believes it has found a way to cancel about $3 billion in foreign aid even if it is never approved by Congress, according to a Republican aide familiar with the plan. Using an obscure budget rule, administration officials are planning to freeze billions of dollars in the State Department’s international assistance budget — …

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REPORT: White House To Propose Merging Education And Labor Departments To “Streamline” Government

The Associated Press reports: The Trump administration is planning to propose merging the education and labor departments as part of a broader overhaul to be announced on Thursday that would make good on President Donald Trump’s pledges to streamline the federal government. The White House planned to announce the sweeping government reorganization plan at Trump’s Cabinet meeting, including plans to …

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Mick Mulvaney Tells Bankers: In Congress I Wouldn’t Meet With Lobbyists Who Didn’t Give Me Money

The New York Times reports: Mick Mulvaney, the interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, told banking industry executives on Tuesday that they should press lawmakers hard to pursue their agenda, and revealed that, as a congressman, he would meet only with lobbyists if they had contributed to his campaign. “We had a hierarchy in my office in Congress,” …

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Mick Mulvaney: Military Parade Could Cost $30 Million

MarketWatch reports: The military parade proposed by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30 million, depending on the length, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee on Wednesday. Last week, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the Pentagon was “putting together some options” on the parade. Democrats have criticized the idea. Remember …

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Trump Administration Proposes Replacing Food Stamps With Government-Shipped Boxes Of Canned Food

Politico reports: The Trump administration is proposing to save billions in the coming years by giving low-income families a box of government-picked, nonperishable foods every month instead of food stamps. White House OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on Monday hailed the idea as one that kept up with the modern era, calling it a “Blue Apron-type program” — a nod to …

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Trump Administration Strips Enforcement Powers From Consumer Bureau In Cases Of Lending Discrimination

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration has stripped enforcement powers away from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau office that specializes in pursuing cases against financial firms for breaking discrimination laws, according to two people familiar with the matter and emails reviewed by The Washington Post. The move comes about two months after President Trump installed his budget chief Mick Mulvaney …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CBS News reports: Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and White House legislative director Marc Short are holding an on-camera briefing at the White House regarding a possible government shutdown. If Congress doesn’t pass new funding by Friday night, the government will shut down early Saturday morning. So far, the House passed a short-term spending bill Thursday night, …

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Feds Drop Suit Against Predatory Payday Lenders

Bloomberg reports: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is dropping a lawsuit against a group of payday lenders associated with an American Indian tribe in a sign the regulator is changing direction under Mick Mulvaney, the acting director appointed by the Trump administration. The agency had accused the lenders of deceiving consumers and failing to disclose the true cost of the …

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Proposed Trump Budget Has $2 TRILLION Math Error

TIME Magazine reports: President Trump’s budget includes simple accounting error that adds up to a $2 trillion oversight. Under the proposed budget released Tuesday, the Trump Administration’s proposed tax cuts would boost economic growth enough to pay for $1.3 trillion in spending by 2027. But the tax cuts are also supposed to be revenue-neutral, meaning that trillion dollars is already …

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Trump Budget Chief: Programs To Feed Needy Children And Seniors “Just Don’t Show Any Results” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: At a news conference Thursday, Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget chief, defended proposed cuts to the Meals on Wheels program, which provides food aid to needy senior citizens, by saying the program is one of many that is “just not showing any results.” Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit group that receives funding from the federal …

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Hardcore Teabagger Tapped To Run Budget Office

Politico reports: Rep. Mick Mulvaney has been picked as director of the Office of Management and Budget for President-elect Donald Trump, the transition team confirmed Saturday morning. One of the founding members of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus, the South Carolina Republican is a fierce fiscal conservative. An aide to the transition team indicated Mulvaney would be tapped Friday night. …

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GOP Senate Candidate Scares Voters With Robocalls From Fake Gay Group

The GOP has reached a new low in South Carolina. Check this shit out: Sources say Republican Senate candidate and current state Rep. Mick Mulvaney is reportedly behind the most underhanded phone call in South Carolina since John McCain didn’t father a black child out of wedlock in 2000. The call purportedly comes from “The Alliance for the Advancement of …

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