Politico Criticizes Government Consumer Watchdog for Watching Out for Consumers

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By Alex Morash, Media Matters for America A day after The Wall Street Journal attacked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for attempting to rein in racial bias in auto loan practices, Politico questioned the agency for seeking advice from a consumer advocacy group that many media outlets...
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A Holiday “Gift” We Could Do Without

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By Celia Wexler, Union of Concerned Scientists Thanksgiving is around the corner, with the holidays beginning in earnest. To most of us, December is a time for cookies, gifts and holiday parties. But if your job is advocating for science and democracy in Washington, D.C., the month of December...
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Fact-Checking Politifact on the Consumer Bureau

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By Alexis Goldstein, Americans for Financial Reform In the latest GOP Presidential debate, Carly Fiorina attacked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), calling it an agency with “no congressional oversight.” That statement is not just “half true” as it was rated by Politifact, a...
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