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Mick Mulvaney

  1. turnover
    Trump Names Mark Meadows Chief of Staff, Fires Mick MulvaneyThe president named his fourth chief of staff in less than four years after wanting to get rid of Mulvaney for months.
  2. the national interest
    Mulvaney Praises Trump’s Tireless Work, Apparently Unaware We Can See TwitterIn other news, Trump met with Diamond and Silk yesterday in the middle of a global pandemic.
  3. impeachment
    Republicans Warming to Idea of Calling Their Own Trump Trial WitnessesThe thinking is that if Democrats get John Bolton into the dock, the president should get an impeachment witness he wants, like Hunter or Joe Biden.
  4. impeachment
    McConnell Pretends to Defer to House on Impeachment EvidenceMcConnell’s two-front war with both parties to keep a lid on a Senate impeachment trial reaches a new level of cynicism.
  5. impeachment
    Schumer and McConnell Play Chess Over Impeachment Trial RulesBoth parties want witnesses the other side opposes. Despite the posturing, a short trial with no testimony from John Bolton or the Bidens is likely.
  6. government shutdown
    Congress Agrees to Spending Deal to Avoid Holiday Government ShutdownUnless the president conducts one of his famous last-minute flip-flops, the lights will stay on and the 2020 election will dictate future priorities.
  7. trump impeachment
    Senate Democrats May Try to Force a Longer Senate Impeachment TrialSenate Democrats and Donald Trump are the only people talking about a long trial with lots of witnesses.
  8. ukraine scandal
    Mick Mulvaney Struggles Not to Admit to Ukraine Quid Pro Quo AgainMulvaney pretended he never said Trump withheld aid in exchange for an investigation into Dems — as Fox News played video of him saying just that.
  9. vision 2020
    Trump Believes He Has a Mandate for TyrannyGiven the vast powers Trump thinks voters gave him in 2016, what will he be like if he wins reelection? The mind reels.
  10. the national interest
    ‘We Do That All the Time, Get Over It.’ Mulvaney Boasts About Ukraine PlotAdministration no longer denying the quid pro quo.
  11. budget deal
    Senate Sends Budget Deal to TrumpSome conservatives whined ritualistically, but in the end Republicans joined Democrats in pushing big fiscal fights past the next elections.
  12. revolving door
    Acosta Resigns in Wake of Epstein Plea-Deal ScandalThe Labor secretary’s press conference didn’t convince anyone, and was embroiling Trump even more in the Epstein scandal.
  13. white house
    Is Trump Ready for Chief of Staff Number 4?Mick Mulvaney is reportedly wearing on President Trump.
  14. government shutdown
    Congress Tentatively Agrees to Wall Funding Democrats First Proposed in DecemberOn Monday, negotiators put forward a $1.375 billion deal for wall funding — a number conspicuously close to what Democrats offered Trump last year.
  15. the national interest
    Republicans Keep Admitting Everything They Said About Obama Was a LieWhite House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confesses the GOP Congress refused to give Obama any successes.
  16. the national interest
    Mulvaney: Trump Not Mentioning Debt Because ‘Nobody Cares’Mulvaney used to care a whole lot.
  17. government shutdown
    Trump Is Already Laying the Groundwork for Another Government Shutdown“It’s certainly an option,” he said Sunday.
  18. the white house
    How John Kelly Failed to Tame the West WingWhat Trump’s new chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is walking into.
  19. the national interest
    Why Donald Trump Keeps Giving Mick Mulvaney More JobsTrump can’t find a lot of willing candidates, so he settled for a guy who knows how to brief him using pictures.
  20. Glutton for Punishment John Kelly Promises Trump to Stay on Through 2020Some say he’s as miserable as he looks, while others think he’s defying Trump by refusing to quit, but either way, John Kelly’s endurance is weird.
  21. Nick Ayers and Mick Mulvaney Said to Be Trump’s Top Picks to Replace John KellyDespite reports that Trump would prefer to be his own chief of staff when Kelly finally makes his exit.
  22. After Blowing Up the Deficit, House Passes Mostly Phony Spending CutsThis “spending clawback” bill involves the budgetary equivalent of sofa-cushion money.
  23. White House Aide Rewards Paul Ryan’s Loyalty With Talk of Ousting Him As SpeakerRyan, who’s retiring in January, is having trouble controlling the GOP caucus. So why is Mick Mulvaney undermining him with talk of an early coup?
  24. the national interest
    Mick Mulvaney Tells Bankers to Pay Up If They Want Favors From Trump“If you’re a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you.” Uh, are you supposed to just say that?
  25. Regulators Fine Wells Fargo $1 Billion for Abusing ConsumersThe penalty is the largest that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ever imposed on any lender.
  26. The 8 Zaniest Things About Trump’s Flipping and Flopping on the OmnibusWhether or not Trump is just pitching a fit, or blowing up months of negotiations, it’s all very … wacky.
  27. the national interest
    White House Learns Tip-Robbing Plan Will Rob Waiters. Guess What Happened Next.They … felt terrible and changed their mind about the plan?
  28. 4 Reasons to Ignore Trump’s BudgetTrump just signed a congressional budget deal on Friday. His own budget was out-of-date even as it was being printed.
  29. The Trump Administration Just Made Life Easier for Racist LendersMick Mulvaney has taken enforcement authority away from the federal office that specializes in punishing discriminatory financial firms.
  30. The CFPB Is Now the Predatory Lender Protection BureauThe consumer bureau just dropped an investigation into a firm that allegedly preyed on the poor — and definitely donated to Mick Mulvaney.
  31. Mick Mulvaney’s Plan to Neuter Consumer Watchdog Comes Into FocusA noted hater of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mulvaney has spent the last several days weakening the watchdog.
  32. Mulvaney Can Lead CFPB, But the Legal Battle Over the Agency Is Just BeginningThe new acting director has wide latitude to begin reining in the agency, but it’s likely the administration will face new legal challenges.
  33. the national interest
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Was Designed to Stop Donald TrumpThe first agency built to withstand regulatory capture is put to the test.
  34. Battle Over Trump’s Pick to Lead Consumer Watchdog Agency Heads to CourtA Consumer Financial Protection Bureau official is suing the Trump administration, arguing she’s the rightful acting director, not Mick Mulvaney.
  35. Trump Won’t Be Able to Defang the CFPB Without a FightThe president’s plan to put Mick Mulvaney in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — without Senate confirmation — might be illegal.
  36. Mulvaney’s Bold Promise: Middle Class Won’t See Tax IncreaseYou sure about that?
  37. Mick Mulvaney to Run Consumer Watchdog Agency He HatesTrump’s budget director once called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a “sick, sad joke.” Now, he’s the CFPB’s interim leader.
  38. the national interest
    Bushonomics Is Back Because the GOP Has No Other IdeasLet’s try cutting taxes and hoping it leads to spending cuts — that always works.
  39. puerto rico
    Trump and White House Keep Up Attacks on San Juan MayorThe president continues to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico with defensiveness and insults.
  40. Republican Favored in Overshadowed South Carolina Special ElectionLower education levels, a larger minority population, and affection for Trump make this SC race a better bet for the GOP win than GA-06 next door.
  41. the national interest
    Trump’s Budget Director Declares War on MathIn the same interview, Mick Mulvaney also attacks the Congressional Budget Office as biased and admits his own numbers are completely fabricated.
  42. profile
    One Millennial’s Attempt to Be the Youngest Congresswoman in HistoryAlexis Frank, a 26-year-old political novice, never considered vying for Congress — until she saw Hillary Clinton lose.
  43. Trump Official Incompetently Defends Administration’s CompetenceMick Mulvaney tried to explain how he hadn’t actually made a math error — and ended up suggesting that he doesn’t know the basics of Trump’s tax plan.
  44. the national interest
    Trump Budget Director: We Didn’t Make a Childish Math Error! (They Did.)Mick Mulvaney: I can explain that mysterious $2 trillion mistake!
  45. Here’s How to Tell That Trump’s Budget Doesn’t Care at All About Poor PeopleForget what Trump does to programs liberals think help poor people. Look at what he does to programs Trump thinks help poor people.
  46. The Trump Budget Is Really Just a Cynical PloyThe draconian spending cuts will never pass Congress. But Trump is preparing excuses in advance for when GOP tax cuts balloon the deficit.
  47. Trump Budget Based on $2 Trillion Math Error [Updated]Literally the largest and stupidest arithmetic mistake in the history of the federal budget.
  48. Trump’s Budget Director Says Fat, Lazy Americans Don’t Deserve Health CareMick Mulvaney: “That doesn’t mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly, and gets diabetes.”
  49. GOP Will Hold Runoff in Race to Fill Mick Mulvaney’s Former Congressional SeatDemocratic winner Archie Parnell will face either Ralph Norman or Tommy Pope next month in the South Carolina special election.
  50. South Carolina Special House Election: GOP Brawling and Slim Democratic HopesOn Tuesday, both parties will hold multi-candidate primaries for the seat formerly held by Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney.
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