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Mick Mulvaney, here parrying reporters’ questions in the White House briefing room, has drawn much more media attention since switching from the president’s budget director to his chief of staff.
New job brings new scrutiny

It didn’t take long for the media spotlight to find Mick Mulvaney.
In his first two weeks as President Trump’s chief of staff, helping navigate the longest government shutdown ever, the 51-year-old ex-congressman has been popping up in the Washington Post, The New York Times and other news outlets.
Stories have dissected a failed land deal that he was involved in more than a decade ago, his possible interest in becoming the University of South Carolina’s next president, and the less-restrictive management style he has initiated at the White House.