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 •  December 5

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration’s interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said he has frozen the agency’s collection of personal information due to cybersecurity concerns, a step in changing policies criticized by the financial industry. Mick Mulvaney, who is splitting his time as acting CFPB director and the White House’s...

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 •  December 5

Richard Cordray, the former chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, on Tuesday announced he is running for Ohio governor, ending months of speculation over his return to state politics following a tumultuous six-year tenure at the agency. Mr. Cordray, 58 years old, said he is joining the Democratic race to succeed term-limited Republican...

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 •  December 3

Regarding your editorial “Leandra Costanza” (Nov. 28): There is no denying the comedic value of Democrats challenging President Trump’s right to appoint an acting director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but the CFPB’s extra-constitutional structure is a not-so-funny aspect of the bureaucratic farce. Democratic nesting of the CFPB in...

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 •  December 2

WASHINGTON—An Obama-era official will continue litigation seeking to remove White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, legal papers filed Friday night said. Leandra English, who lost an initial court fight seeking to claim the title of acting CFPB director, said she would seek a temporary...

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 •  December 2

WASHINGTON—The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new interim chief, Mick Mulvaney, on Friday tapped Republican congressional lawyer Brian Johnson to assist him as he takes charge of the agency. Mr. Johnson, an aide to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R., Texas), will serve as senior adviser to Mr. Mulvaney, according...

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 •  December 1

When Richard Cordray attempted to install his chief of staff as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, his evident aim was to buy enough time to cement his legacy—particularly a just-finalized rule that the agency expects will wipe out half or more of the short-term lending industry. On Tuesday a federal judge thwarted Mr....

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 •  November 29

WASHINGTON—A federal judge on Tuesday sided with the White House in the battle over control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, saying he wouldn’t stop the Trump administration from running the agency. An Obama-era official, Leandra English, had argued she was the CFPB’s rightful leader until a permanent successor is confirmed and had...

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 •  November 29

More hilarity ensued in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s game of thrones Tuesday when the acting acting director Leandra English got her head handed to her by a federal judge. After doing photo-ops with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Ms. English continued pretending to be the CFPB acting director. But by the day’s close, the drama queen was...

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 •  November 28

WASHINGTON—Workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau arrived at the office Monday to find two acting directors asserting dueling authority and facing off over the direction of one of the nation’s financial watchdogs. The acting director appointed by the Trump administration, Mick Mulvaney, arrived a little before 7:30 Monday morning with...

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 •  November 28

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration urged a federal judge to reject an Obama-era official’s attempt to assert command over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, arguing in a court filing it had properly installed its own official to run the agency. In an overnight filing Monday, the Justice Department said the CFPB’s deputy director, Leandra...