Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said the Obama administration's Wall Street bailout was not a success in a new interview, saying banks thrived and it paved the way for a populist like Donald Trump to win in 2016.
The previous leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau worked closely on its payday lending rule with a top official at a liberal advocacy group who was secretly working double-time as a violent Antifa leader.
The reelection campaign for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R.) is calling on his Democratic opponent Ben Jealous to return money he received from executives from LendUp, a payday loan company Jealous invests in that has been fined millions for predatory lending practices.
Leandra English, the Obama administration political appointee who tried to seize leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is leaving the agency and dropping her lawsuit against the White House.
Because Mick Mulvaney was only appointed to the "acting director" position within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last fall, he is term-limited by law in that role to 210 days, a deadline which will come June 22.
A transparency and accountability watchdog is asking the inspector general's office of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to launch an investigation into reports that the deputy director may be using government time to further her personal lawsuit against President Donald Trump and questions if the anonymous funding of that lawsuit violates ethics laws against receiving gifts in office.