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Don't Cut the Lifeline: How New Regulations Limit Options for Financially Vulnerable Americans

Mark Curry | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Mark Curry

We know most Americans are not saving as much as they need for retirement, but what about a rainy day fund for the unexpected? A recent survey by Pri...

Operation Choke Point: Life Imitating Arts

Bruce Fein | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life." So said Oscar Wilde. The Obama administration's scorn for due process is exemplary.

Zach Carter

Turns Out Obama Wasn't Targeting Porn, Guns, Gambling And Payday Loans After All

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Justice Department investigation has cleared its consumer protection lawyers of Republican charges they engaged in a multi-agency cons...

Zach Carter

Republicans Torch Top Obama Regulator Over Guns, Payday Loans

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans torched FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg Tuesday, accusing him of allowing federal regulators to pursue personal vendett...

Zach Carter

You've Never Heard Of Darrell Issa's Next Scandal Circus

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is out of session and won't be back until Nov. 12. But that isn't stopping House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-C...

Zach Carter

House Republicans Are Trying To Make Money Laundering A Lot Easier

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are agitating to dramatically curb federal bank regulators' ability to combat money laundering, calling for changes in...

Zach Carter

Darrell Issa's Latest Circus Has Lawmakers Shocked That DOJ Fights Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee took up Rep. Darrell Issa's crusade against the Department of Justice'...

Zach Carter

We Can't Stop Watching These Congressmen Babble About Nothing

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a three-and-a-half-hour hearing on financial fraud and consumer protection. Cong...

Zach Carter

What Do Chase Bank, Condoms, The Tea Party, And Petty Fraud Have In Common?

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

In mid-March, a division of JPMorgan Chase rejected an application to process payments for the fledgling New York City condom company Lovability, citi...