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Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at mshuham@talkingpointsmemo.com and on Twitter @mattshuham.

Articles by Matt

The House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Saturday released a transcript of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the committee the previous day. The President responded Sunday morning:

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Sometimes, political reporting is fun. The process of electing our leaders brings out all sorts of colorful characters: too-eager canvassers, mountebank consultants, conspiratorial locals, clueless federales, legendary ratfuckers, and, when we’re lucky, criminals so brazen that they bring a note of much-needed levity to the circus.

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White House Budget Chief Mick Mulvaney’s protégé was confirmed by a 50-49 Senate vote Thursday to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — despite her lack of any experience in financial regulation. Kathy Kraninger’s background is mostly in homeland security, and, in addition to opposing the direction in which Mulvaney has taken the CFPB, Democrats objected to Kraninger’s role as a White House Budget Office official working on the administration’s bungled Hurricane Maria response in Puerto Rico and its family separation policy.

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