Here’s what each party says.


Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, once said the agency was a “wonderful example of how a bureaucracy will function if it has no accountability to anybody.”

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The leadership battle is the most recent example of the new antiregulatory approach in Washington. We looked at how, a decade after the financial crisis, the federal government is easing its policing of Wall Street and banks.

Escaping Puerto Rico, but not the guilt.

• Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans have arrived in the continental U.S. in the two months since Hurricane Maria devastated their island.

Many are professionals and other young people who would be essential to helping Puerto Rico recover. Their departure has prompted soul-searching about what responsibility they bear.

“The Puerto Rican way of life is gone as we know it,” said a law school student now in New York. “This is a fact.”


Natalia Roman and Francois Franceschini left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and are living with his aunt in the Bronx. The couple, pictured in Central Park, said they were making plans to stay on the mainland.

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Separately, we took an aerial tour of Barbuda,…

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