Items Tagged with 'White House'


  • Trump reportedly mulling CFPB’s Mulvaney as replacement for Kelly as chief of staff

    Would be former congressman’s third different job in Trump administration
    Mick Mulvaney wears a couple of different hats in the Trump administration, currently serving as both the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the director of the Office of Management and Budget. But the former congressman could soon wear an entirely different hat, White House chief of staff.
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  • Trump reportedly discussed firing Cordray while signing bill to kill CFPB arbitration rule

    Broached subject in Oval Office meeting with House Reps., others
    President Donald Trump reportedly discussed firing CFPB Director Richard Cordray with members of Congress this week while signing the resolution to repeal the regulator's controversial arbitration rule. The general consensus in the room? Cordray needs to go. But they can't do anything yet. Why? Ohio.
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  • NAHB: White House asked for our help to get Gorsuch on Supreme Court

    Builders' group says will help work to avoid Democrat filibuster
    With the threat of Democratic filibuster looming in the Senate, the White House is apparently turning to homebuilders for help with getting Neil Gorsuch confirmed as the country’s next Supreme Court justice. And according a post from the National Association of Homebuilders, the group will answer the White House’s call.
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  • Trump protesters hang giant "RESIST" sign from crane at Fannie Mae’s new headquarters

    Flag overlooks White House
    The skyline of downtown Washington, D.C. looked a little different on Wednesday morning after activists climbed a 270-foot crane that overlooks the White House and hung a massive banner that read “RESIST.” The crane in question is, of all places, at the site of the new headquarters for Fannie Mae, currently under construction just a half mile away from the White House.
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  • Century 21 lists White House for #ElectionDay

    Creates ad to encourage voting
    Many Americans will flood to the voting booths today to choose the next president of the U.S. One real estate company created an ad that creatively boasts the White House as being up for sale as a way to encourage Americans to get out and vote.
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  • The other White House goes up for sale

    A smaller replica now on the market
    Most everyone knows where the first White House is located, but do they know where the second one is? It is now going on the market so that anyone (who has a few million dollars to spend) can live like a president.
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  • Stegman: White House will not consider recap and release of GSEs

    “Comprehensive housing finance reform is the only way forward”
    The White House’s senior policy advisor for housing says that there’s no way the administration will support any form of recapitalization and release from conservatorship for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and that only comprehensive housing policy reform is acceptable.
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  • House passes bipartisan TRID grace period bill 303-121

    Next comes Senate, then looming threat of veto from White House
    Defying the threat of a White House veto, the House on Wednesday afternoon passed bipartisan legislation to help homebuyers avoid delays and disruptions when closing on their new homes by a bipartisan vote of 303-121. Here's what happens next.
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  • White House absolutely wrong to threaten veto of TRID bill

    A weakened administration looks to flex itself for no good reason
    The White House is threatening to veto a wholly bipartisan House measure that would simply create a formal “hold-harmless” grace period for lenders and others in the industry operating under the new and incredibly complex TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule. Because reasons or something.
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  • White House threatens to veto TRID grace period bill

    Calls hold harmless period ‘unnecessary delay’
    The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill that would extend and formalize the grace period for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule until Feb. 1, 2016, and the White House is threatening to veto the measure if it passes Congress. Congress isn't blinking.
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