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The Battle for the CFPB 

There was a showdown over the leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week, with two people showing up to fill the position of acting CFPB director on Monday. The question is whether the job should go to President Trump’s pick, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney – or Leandra English, who was named acting director by Richard Cordray when he resigned on Friday. Ed Alert: “Richard Cordray is a moron. He made it his mission in life to punish everyone who caused the mortgage meltdown.” This is a story that affects average Americans more than you may think; tune in to hear Ed explain what the CFPB is, why you need to understand what it does, and how the organization affects you as a consumer – especially if you plan to buy a home. Ed Alert: “There’s been a ton of overreach. I could talk about it all day.”

Kate Steinle Murderer Acquitted

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the Mexican citizen who was scheduled to be deported for the 6th time before he fatally shot 32-year-old Kate Steinle in 2015 in San Francisco, was acquitted by a jury on Thursday. Ed alert: “Unbelievable. He’s still in jail for weapons possession…they deport him and he comes right back over the border and goes straight to San Francisco because that’s a sanctuary city. And this lady died.” Adding insult to injury, Zarate’s defense attorney Matt Gonzales used his press conference time as an opportunity to attack President Trump and Vice President Pence. Ed alert: “If I had done that, I’d be in jail for life or the electric chair. But for some reason, in California we feel like we have to defend illegal aliens more than American citizens.”

Sexually Harassing Senators: What Now?

This week, sexually harassing Senator Al Franken returned to the Senate and Congressman John Conyers laid in the hospital while everyone around him called for him to resign. Nancy Pelosi, Conyers’ boss in the Congress, wasn’t convinced at first; she started out the week by defending Conyers on Meet the Press with that awful “icon” statement. It got so much blowback, even from liberals in the media, that by Thursday she was singing a very different tune. Referring to how everyone in the new media or entertainment who has been accused of similar behavior has been fired immediately (Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey), Ed Alert: “Why don’t people in the government do that? Conyers is 88 years old, he can barely stand up straight.”

Another Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Dies

Recently, there were two developments in the Las Vegas shooting event. The first one was tragic: Another shooting survivor has died under mysterious circumstances. This is the fourth survivor to die, after an Apple Valley woman who was organizing a reunion of survivors who are questioning the events died mysteriously at her home last month, followed by a Murrieta couple whose car careened into a gate and burst into flames. The latest to die, Nevada man Roy McClellan, was hit by a driver as he was walking along the highway. Ed Alert: I don’t know if he was active in keeping this thing (search for answers) alive, but it’s just too much coincidence for me. I don’t want people to call me Alex Jones – but I know what happens to people who cross paths with the Clintons, and look what’s happening to people who are questioning what happened in Las Vegas.”

The next event happened Tuesday, when a gunman with a hostage opened fire from the eighth floor of the Montage condominium tower in Reno onto the streets below. No injuries were reported, but sporadic shots were heard from the building for at least 20 minutes. Later, it was reported that the condo unit the gunman was firing from was owned by the late Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock until December 2016. The man died Tuesday after a SWAT team descended on him while he was barricaded at the Montage. His name has still not been released; he has been described only as “a young adult.” Ed Alert: “What question am I asking? All together now: Why aren’t they releasing his name? Maybe because they don’t want to reveal there’s an ISIS connection.”

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