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Mortgage firm drops major challenge to consumer bureau structure

A New Jersey-based mortgage company declined this week to appeal a federal ruling in its watershed suit against the Consumer

Sessions defends census citizenship question as ‘common sense’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday said a controversial proposal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census is

Dems ask FTC to probe if other companies also obtained Facebook data

Senate Democrats are urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate whether any other companies have obtained Faceb

Trump’s tariffs will include clause for Mexico and Canada to negotiate trade deal

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Wednesday that Canada and Mexico will be exempt, at least temporarily, from stif

Equifax says consumer bureau still probing hack despite report it eased off

Equifax said in a federal filing on Friday that it is still under investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (

NRA on Trump meeting: Great TV, but ‘bad policy’

The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Wednesday issued a blistering statement criticizing a meeting held by President Trum

Trump often talks about drug dealers getting the death penalty: report

President Trump has often talked about drug dealers getting the death penalty during conversations about drug enforcement, Ax

Grassley, Dems step up battle over judicial nominees

The battle between Senate Democrats and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) over the “blue-slip ru

Equifax subject of most consumer bureau complaints in all but one state: analysis

Equifax was the subject of more consumer bureau complaints than any other financial services company in all but one state in

Labor groups looking to unionize tens of thousands of pot workers

Major labor groups are looking to unionize tens of thousands of workers involved in marijuana production before the drug is l

Appeals court rules against releasing draft Whitewater indictments against Clinton

The nation’s second-most powerful court sided with the government Friday in its decision not to release draft indictments

Palin appeals dismissal of suit against NY Times

Former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Tuesday filed an appeal of her lawsuit against The Ne

Trump’s DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana

The Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump

Overnight Regulation: Web comes out in force to back net neutrality

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Study: 6M with pre-existing conditions could be charged more under GOP plan

More than 6 million people with pre-existing conditions could face higher insurance premiums under the GOP’s ObamaCare repe

Interior secretary starts process for offshore drilling expansion plan

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke officially began the process Monday to expand offshore drilling for oil and natural gas.At an i

Here’s how Trump is using a special law to do away with Obama regulations

President Trump and the Republican-led Congress are using a special rule to do away with many of President Obama’s regulati

Chamber of Commerce Pressures Red-State Dems on Cutting Regs

Red-state Democrats in the Senate are facing pressure to support President Trump's push for regulatory reform.The U.S. Chambe

Trump facing pressure to roll back Obama labor policies

President Trump is facing pressure to roll back union-friendly policy changes made by the Obama-era National Labor Relations

Ted Cruz predicts another Supreme Court vacancy this year

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) predicted that there will be another Supreme Court vacancy in the next few months, arguing that the o

Dems want Sessions to recuse himself from Trump-Russia probe

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday pressed Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general on whether he wo

FCC’s 5 biggest battles for Trump’s first year

Republicans are poised to take control of the Federal Communications Commission and the agency is bracing for a shake-up.Unde

RNC official: Obama lecturing Trump on executive orders ‘ironic’

A top Republican National Committee (RNC) official says it's "ironic" that President Obama is advising President-elect Donald

Trump gets chance to remake the courts

President-elect Donald Trump has a chance to stack the courts with conservative judges, thrilling Republicans who suddenly ha

Overnight Regulation: GOP crafting list of regs for Trump to roll back

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