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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is housing talk finally coming to the 2016 election?

A full rundown of all things housing in the race for the White House
Well, we're smack dab in the middle of election season now, and housing is thus far, decidedly not on the agenda. But is that all about to change? While Republican nominee Donald Trump didn't touch on housing in his acceptance speech last week, the Republican Party platform does call for significant changes to the country's housing finance system. As for the Democrats, the party made two big moves over the weekend that could bring housing into the conversation.
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Happy 5-year anniversary CFPB! Will you make it to 6?

The shaky future of the CFPB
Five years ago today marked the first day of one of the most unique and powerful regulators in government. The entity, designed to fix one of the worst financial crises in America’s history, might not be around much longer, at least not in the same capacity the mortgage industry has come to know. The bureau might want to think twice about its birthday wish this year.
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Schatz, Warren, Feinstein want FTC investigation of AirBnb, short-term rental industry

Democratic senators worry about impact on housing costs, availability
Three Democratic senators are concerned about the impact of short-term home rental companies like AirBnb, HomeAway, VRBO, and Flipkey on communities' housing markets and want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate. Here's what Sens. Brian Schatz, Elizabeth Warren, and Diane Feinstein think of the short-term rental industry.
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Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren both blast Republican Dodd-Frank repeal plan

Warren: Republican plan is a "wet kiss for Wall Street"
Considering how many times House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, blamed "the Left" for the consequences of the Dodd-Frank Wall Act during his speech announcing a Republican-crafted plan to repeal Dodd-Frank, it was highly likely that those on "the Left" would be quick to condemn Hensarling’s plan. And two of the top names in the Democratic party didn't disappoint.
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Bernie Sanders hints at Elizabeth Warren as potential VP

Doomsday scenario for Wall Street?
While the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders may be facing some mounting odds, Sanders is still a viable and active candidate, and still has at least a theoretical chance of winning in November. And while his odds may be long, that isn't stopping Sanders from floating a name of a potential running mate that would send a serious shiver down the collective spine of Wall Street – Elizabeth Warren.
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Elizabeth Warren pushing CFPB for more oversight of nonbank mortgage servicers

Joins with Congressman Elijah Cummings to call for increased regulation
In a letter sent Monday to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Elijah Cummings called on the CFPB to increase its oversight of nonbank mortgage servicers, citing a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office on the rise of nonbank servicers and CFPB's lack of information about them.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo chooses Maria Vullo to lead NYDFS

Former Cuomo staffer will serve as New York’s top financial regulator
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that his office nominated Maria Vullo to serve as the superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services, ending a tumultuous period that saw rumors of tension between the governor’s office and the NYDFS surrounding the departure of Anthony Albanese as acting superintendent of New York’s top financial regulator.
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Inside the battle for the soul of New York's top financial regulator

Why NYDFS has no leader, no direction
Pushes from Wall Street and Capitol Hill’s most ardent Wall Street opponent have launched a battle over the direction, reach, and power of New York’s top financial regulator, leaving the New York Department of Financial Services without a leader or a direction. Will the NYDFS continue to be a fiercely zealous regulator with long reach and serious clout, or will the NYDFS become more of a friend than a foe to Wall Street?
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