‘It’s Our Responsibility to Put More Guardrails Around the President’

Jeff Flake seems intent on finishing his Senate career without any friends left in Washington. Ever since announcing his impending retirement last year with a blistering speech that called out President Trump’s “reckless, outrageous, and undignified behavior,” the generally genial Arizona Republican has repeatedly made himself a target of condemnation on both sides of the…

The Trump administration wants to make it easier for payday lenders to scre…

Late on Tuesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is planning to “reconsider” the Payday Rule, an Obama-era rule that created the first federal restrictions on payday loans. The rule takes aim at predatory practices by payday lenders—companies which give out high-interest loans and disproportionately target low-income borrowers, by requiring them to…