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Trump's legal battle over leadership of the consumer protection agency he is 'gutting' intensifies amid congressional grilling

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The battle over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau came to a head recently with congressional hearings and oral arguments in a court battle over the agency's leadership.
Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director and acting head of the CFPB, defended his alleged "gutting" of the bureau in his first public face-off with the agency's creator, Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Meanwhile, a senior official at the CFPB whom the former director named as his successor, challenged the legality of Mulvaney's interim leadership in a federal appeals court.
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Larry Kudlow says the CBO is always wrong, but he regularly cited their numbers

Larry Kudlow says the CBO is always wrong, but he regularly cited their numbers

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Weeks into his tenure as Donald Trump's director of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, former CNBC host Larry Kudlow dismissed estimates by the Congressional Budget Office that the tax cuts and spending bills Trump signed will swell the budget deficit. In a Fox News interview on Tuesday, he claimed that the office's analyses are “always wrong.”
“Never believe the CBO,” Kudlow told Fox & Friends. “Very important. Never believe them. They're always wrong, especially when it comes to tax cuts, which they never score properly because they don't understand the growth, the incentives...
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White House budget director Mick Mulvaney: The economy is doing better than we expected

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"We actually underestimated the potential of the American economy," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says.
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