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Entries by Zach Carter from 06/2011

John Boehner Fights Foreclosure Relief As Housing Crisis Ravages His District

Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

Regina Moore has lived in her Hamilton, Ohio, home, in the heart of House Speaker John Boehner's district, for 50 years. Her husband passed away i...

How Failed Obama Foreclosure Relief Plan Contributes To Jobs Crisis [UPDATE]

Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's inability to stem the foreclosure crisis ricocheted dramatically on Friday, as the Labor Department released ...

Foreclosed From Iraq: Father Seeks To Preserve Home As Son Fights Abroad

Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In August, Tim Collette's son Aaron will spend 15 days on leave from Iraq. Aaron is 20 years old, and he's been in the Army for abou...

AFL-CIO Threatens To Primary Tim Johnson Over CEO Pay

Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's largest labor union federation on Friday threatened to challenge the powerful chairman of the Senate Banking Committee in t...

Bank Drops Legal Pressure On Foreclosure Fraud Expert's Family

Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

Deutsche Bank has dropped the son of high-profile foreclosure fraud investigator Lynn Szymoniak from the foreclosure case against her, according to ne...

Netroots Nation and RightOnline Activists Join Forces, Sort Of (VIDEO)

Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Netroots Nation and RightOnline held competing conferences in Minneapolis this week, generating an unusual amount of ideological...

Netroots Panel Demands Action From Obama On Foreclosures

Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- Neither Congress nor the Obama administration have shown much initiative to fix the nation's deepening foreclosure problem of late, but...

Robert Gates Downplays U.S. Troop Cuts In Afghanistan

Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged on Sunday that the U.S. State Department is in direct talks with the Taliban in Afg...

Republican Senators Blast Growing 'Isolationism' Within GOP Over Libya

Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In appearances on Sunday talk shows, several top Republicans rebuked members of their own party for backing "isolationist" foreign polic...

Small Businesses Bash 'Tax Holiday' Plan For Corporate Titans

Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Debra Ruh runs TecAccess, a small business that works with large companies and the federal government to help make their tech products a...

Single Point Of Contact: Why Won't Banks Pay More Attention To Homeowners?

Posted 06.23.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Tim Collette's son Aaron will get back from Iraq on August 19. On August 9, his bank, JPMorgan Chase, is taking his house in Bend, Ore. ...

Media Matters Toasts Final Glenn Beck Show With Silly Party (VIDEO)

Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

Glenn Beck's tenure at Fox News will come to an end on Thursday, and no organization seems happier about his impending signoff than Media Matters, the...

Federal Reserve Raises Swipe Fee Cap In Victory For Wall Street

Posted 06.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve delivered the punchline Wednesday to the year-long joke that has been the lobbying blitz over debit card swipe fees....