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  • CFPB requests investigation into Trump appointee’s controversial blog posts

    Consumer groups call for resignation of Eric Blankenstein after racially insensitive comments emerge from his past
    Eric Blankenstein says he regrets the racially charged comments he blogged in his 20s, but that’s not enough to satisfy his bosses at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney has asked an independent government watchdog to review the situation as a response to numerous calls for Blankenstein’s removal from his post as policy director.
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  • Bloomberg: There's never been a president this unpopular with an economy this good

    Donald Trump's popularity numbers are in the dumps despite a strong economy
    According to an analysis by Alexandre Tanzi and Rich Miller at Bloomberg, no president has ever been this unpopular when the economy has been this good. Typically, a strong economy bodes well for the party in control at the time, but Republicans are having to fight to suppress displeasure with Trump and play up the great economy to voters as the midterms loom large.
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  • CFPB student loan ombudsman resigns, rebukes Mulvaney's anti-consumer efforts

    NPR reports that Seth Frotman resigns in protest of bureau’s direction
    In a scathing letter addressed to Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, Seth Frotman resigned from his position as assistant director and student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday, accusing the agency of turning its back on young people and their financial futures.
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  • Mulvaney’s shot at new White House position falls through

    Chief of Staff John Kelly announces plans to stay until 2020
    CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney was rumored to be in the running to become President Donald Trump’s next chief of staff, however, that job may have just fallen through the cracks. As it turns out, current Chief of Staff John Kelly announced he will be sticking around until 2020.
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  • From HW Magazine

    HOT or NOT August: What's trending in housing right now

    Cybersecurity, stress tests, Mick Mulvaney and more make the list
    Companies should keep an eye on these three cybersecurity trends, plus more homeowners are cashing in on equity and the Fed is considering eliminating the pass/fail score on bank stress tests. Read more inside!
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Are cities finally fed up with Airbnb wiping out local housing?

    Plus, the CFPB opens a new office, regulatory sandbox for fintech development
    Are cities over Airbnb? Looks like it. Last week, two city councils voted to limit the online home rental services activities in their cities, the latest in a series of moves to reign in the company, which some say are aggravating the housing crisis. That, plus more about the CFPB's new office in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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  • Embattled CFPB Deputy Director Leandra English giving up leadership fight, leaving bureau

    Resigning in wake of Trump naming new official director
    While there will still likely be a fight from Democrats over President Donald Trump nominating Kathy Kraninger to serve as the next director of the CFPB, the messy battle over who would replace former director Richard Cordray on an interim basis appears to be over. Leandra English, who sued the government after Trump named Mick Mulvaney acting director, is planning to step down from the bureau and give up her fight over the bureau’s leadership.
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