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Mnuchin plays to the middle in Senate hearing

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Trump's nominee for the top job at Treasury went before the Senate Finance Committee today, where Democrats — and some Republicans — took aim at his record as chairman of the failed mortgage servicer IndyMac (later renamed OneWest).

Steve Mnuchin argued that while inheriting IndyMac's loans forced his bank to foreclose on many homeowners, he made "every effort" to avoid that result.

But what really caught our eye: Though Democrats see Mnuchin as a prime target due to his profile as a former Goldman Sachs banker and repossessor of homes, the hearing revealed him as one of the more moderate of Trump's nominees. What he revealed about his version of Trump Administration's forthcoming economic policy is below.