Mick Mulvaney

Trump Won’t Be Able to Defang the CFPB Without a Fight

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is extremely popular with the American public. The regulatory agency dedicated to preventing …

Government

Want To Volunteer On Thanksgiving? You May Want To Wait For The Summer Instead

The holiday season can bring out the best in charitable Americans, with many offering to lend a helping hand at food banks and soup kitchens. The …

News (U.S.)

Trump's swamp of billionaires and lobbyists revealed in secret White House visitor logs

Wall Street billionaires, corporate lobbyists and far right conservatives flooded the White House almost immediately after Donald Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Republicans Against the Tax Bill

A number of Republican Senators have expressed strong reservations about the tax reform bill currently under consideration in the upper house. While …

Conservative View

Who Is NBC’s Andrea Mitchell Trying To Fool With This Remark?

This network, I tell you. Yes, they have their moments of clarity; even a blond squirrel finds a nut. But to say that NBC News or MSNBC don’t have a …

Conservative View

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski announces support for repealing individual mandate, a potential boost to tax overhaul

WASHINGTON – Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she would support repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate, giving a …

ObamaCare

Trump White House Logs Document Drug Industry Visitors, Meetings

Drug company executives were among the many visitors to the White House complex this year, according to visitor logs published Tuesday by ProPublica …

Merck & Co

Bring a chart to Thanksgiving dinner to bash GOP tax plan, Schumer says

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told his Twitter followers Tuesday to prepare for tax politics at the Thanksgiving dinner table, and then he …

Chuck Schumer

The Atlantic Daily: Staring Them in the Face

Trump's comments on Roy Moore, Robert Mugabe's resignation, the nationalist's delusion, and more<p>What We’re Following<p><b>Sexual-Misconduct Allegations:</b> In his first comments on the allegations that Roy Moore inappropriately touched and pursued teenage girls, President Trump stood by the Republican …

Richard Cordray

Lies, Incoherence and Rage on Tax Cuts

One thing you can count on in 21st-century U.S. politics is that Republicans will lie about taxes. They did it under George W. Bush, they did it under Barack Obama and they’re still doing it under Donald Trump.<p>Yet this time is different. It’s not just that the lies have gotten even more brazen. …

Politics

Idiot. Dope. Kindergartner.

Al Franken (lefty), and Charlie Rose and Glenn Thrush (fake news) all appear to be headed for a fall. The House passed its version of Trump's tax …

Donald Trump

Trump likely to pick ex-lawmaker (and restaurant franchisee) to head consumer agency

President Trump is widely expected to name Mick Mulvaney, who currently serves as head of the White House Office of Management and Budget, as interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.<p>If so, Trump would be picking someone with no background whatsoever in consumer protection, …

Richard Cordray

White House demands budget cuts to pay for US hurricane relief

The letter to Congress from Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is an ultimatum that the working class pay for the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico, …

Puerto Rico

House tax plan won’t yield nearly enough growth to pay for itself, analysis finds - MarketWatch

The tax bill passed by the House of Representatives will boost economic growth in the U.S., but not by enough to pay for itself, a new study found.<p>In …

Senate Finance Committee

With more food stamp cuts on horizon, New Yorkers are still getting slammed by a 4-year-old mistake

A 2013 cut to food stamps benefits continues to wreak outsized havoc on New York City’s poorest — as well as the organizations that stand in the …

Liberal View

Flake Fires Back at Trump to Dispute Tax Vote Prediction

Another defection would put GOP bill in jeopardy as Trump looks for first big win<p>Donald Trump and perhaps his top congressional GOP critic are …

Politics

You Know You're Saying This Out Loud, Right?

Mick Mulvaney and Kellyanne Conway forgot to use their inside voices.<p>Tragically, the Republicans who are running the country have misplaced their interior monologues and are saying the quiet parts out loud. For example, on Monday morning, Kellyanne Conway dropped by to chat with Fox News Channel’s</i> …

Kellyanne Conway

Morning Bits

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) ignores the real problem: that we never had a president this untrustworthy before. “Well, it’s never been the policy of the United States to renounce the first use of nuclear weapons. It wasn’t President Obama’s policy either.”<p>One shouldn’t ignore that he supports virtually …

Opinion

Roy Moore’s political flaws existed before the allegations against him

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Despite all of the recent allegations against Republican Roy Moore, one reason why political observers still believe he can pull out a win three weeks from …

Politics

For Once, Trump Should Flex His Strongman Muscles To Kill The Individual Mandate

One of my biggest concerns when Donald Trump was elected was that he’d be too much of a legislative tyrant. His experience as CEO and Chairman of the …

Conservative View

GOP tax plan ‘damaging’ to New York, New Jersey: Peter King

GOP Rep. Peter King said the Republican-backed tax reform plan that passed the House will have a “damaging” effect on the state because it eliminates …

New York City

The donor view on taxes

<b>WELCOME TO THANKSGIVING WEEK!</b> — Should finally be a little bit quieter with Congress out of town and President Trump heading to Mar-a-Lago at the end of the week. But there will still be important positioning on the tax cut plan ahead of the Senate returning to DC to consider the bill next …

Economy

The Finance 202: The competing demands of GOP senators could doom tax overhaul

<b>Analysis</b> Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events

U.S. Politics

Axios AM

<b>Good Monday morning</b> from Tuscaloosa, Ala., where we did an early family Thanksgiving with Anders, a Roll Tide freshman.<p><b>Situational awareness:</b> …

Ty Cobb

The daily business briefing: November 20, 2017

1.<p>S&P 500 futures dragged down by breakdown in Germany coalition talks<p>S&P 500 futures edged down early Monday after government coalition talks broke …

Keystone XL

After House GOP Committed Political Suicide, White House Says Obamacare Repeal Doesn’t Need To Be In Tax Bill

After Republicans may have destroyed their chances of keeping the House in 2018 by including a repeal of the ACA individual mandate in the tax cut …

Liberal View

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning?</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>All eyes on Chinese and U.S. debt, Thai GDP growth forecast to hit four-year high, …

Business

White House struggles to explain Trump’s silence on Moore allegations

Amid a growing number of sexual harassment allegations against Roy Moore, White House officials tried to walk a fine line — acknowledging the seriousness of the allegations without outright calling for the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama to step down.<p>Nine women have accused Moore of a range …

U.S. Politics

White House Just Shot Themselves In The Foot By Promising Trump Won't Sign A Middle Class Tax Increase

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney made a promise that is destined to come back to haunt Trump as he vowed that the President wouldn’t sign a …

Liberal View

Mulvaney: GOP bill trying to 'game the system'

On State of the Union, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney responds to a finding from the Joint Committee on Taxation that analyzed the Senate tax bill.

Politics