President Barack Obama says Republican efforts to get rid of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is an example of how the party has abandoned what were once bipartisan ideas. In a wide-ranging Rolling Stone interview that also covered topics such as criminal prosecutions for the financial crisis, Obama said: "The notion that we would roll back an agency whose sole purpose is to make sure that consumers of financial products aren't defrauded, aren't tricked, aren't duped, and that will somehow make our economy stronger -- after everything we've been through, that makes absolutely no sense."

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