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'Drinking And Talking' Explores The Dark Side Of Political Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.02.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- At the heart of a presidential campaign are two kinds of creatures. There is the campaign operative, whose job is to bolster his or her ...

Were These Shocking Cattle Mutilations Caused By Aliens? (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.04.2013 | Home

As a third-generation cattle rancher in Colorado, Tom Miller knows a lot about raising cattle. What he doesn't know is what has periodically been m...

Shahien Nasiripour

Banks May Face Stricter Mortgage Measures After Big Settlement Fail | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.20.2013 | Home

State and federal regulators are weighing whether to impose additional restrictions on the mortgage practices of five of the nation’s largest banks ...

Ben Hallman

Mortgage Settlement: The Deal That Divided The Democrats | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home

Top law enforcement officers from most of the 50 states gathered last week in Washington, D.C., for the annual spring meeting of state attorneys gener...

People Power vs. Banker Power: Score One For the People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Patti Smith wasn't wrong when she sang that "People have the powe." We do have the power to win a battle or two, even against those guys on Wall Street. We have more power than we realize -- but only if we're willing to use it.

Mr. President, Stop Protecting Bankers From These Law Enforcement Officials

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.10.2012 | Home
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Lately we've been hearing some strong words from the President about Wall Street crime. But when the cameras and lights aren't around, his Administration's been working feverishly to protect bankers from state law enforcement officials.

Amid National Focus on Home Foreclosures, Iowans Point to White House

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home
Michael J. Hunt

An organizing organization with strong ties to both Occupy Des Moines and Occupy Iowa chose not to participate in Tuesday's Occupy Our Homes National Day of Action out of frustration with what they called President Obama's habit of "punting on policy" they say would help resolve the financial crisis.

Tyler Kingkade

Midwest Occupy Wall Street Protesters Seek To Highlight Foreclosure Mess | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home

As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters its seventh week of protest against income inequality, some Midwestern Occupiers are zeroing in on housing i...

The Big Banks Lose Control of the Optics

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Joseph A. Palermo

If the feds under Reagan could prosecute a couple of corrupt high rollers on Wall Street, why can't they do it under Obama?

John O'Brien MA Registry of Deeds: AG Tom Miller Should Step Down

Richard Zombeck | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Richard Zombeck

John O'Brien, Registry of Deeds for Southern Essex County in Massachusetts is asking that Tom Miller, Iowa Attorney General, step down. Miller is the lead AG in the controversial settlement with the big banks on mortgage servicing fraud.

Shahien Nasiripour

As Government Nears Accord With Banks, Questions Swirl Over Scope Of Investigation | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.09.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- State and federal prosecutors are pressing to complete a proposed settlement with the nation's five largest home loan companies over all...

Mass Register John O'Brien's Presentation Draws Crowd of Recorders in Atlantic City

Richard Zombeck | Posted 09.04.2011 | Home
Richard Zombeck

An audit examining assignments of mortgage recorded in the Essex Southern District Registry of Deeds issued to and from JPMorgan Chase Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America during 2010 found that 75% of assignments of mortgage are invalid.

MASS Registry of Deeds: A Household Name in Foreclosure Households

Richard Zombeck | Posted 08.13.2011 | Home
Richard Zombeck

With the exception of Elizabeth Warren, there are very few heroes fighting for the little guy when it comes to consumer rights and mortgage malpractice.

GOP Congressman vs. Elizabeth Warren

The Baseline Scenario | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home

By Simon Johnson The Baseline Scenario Representative Spencer Bachus, Republican chair of the House Financial Services Committee, famously remarke...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Administration Scales Back Proposed Homeowner Relief Effort Over Alleged Foreclosure Abuses | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Obama administration has significantly diminished a proposed homeowner relief program that initially aimed to force the nation's five largest mort...

Tim Geithner: All Parties Will Benefit From A Quick Mortgage Settlement

Reuters | Dave Clarke and David Lawder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A comprehensive settlement between U.S. authorities and banks over alleged abuses of mortgage servicing needs to be reached qui...

Shahien Nasiripour

Mortgage Industry Could Face Massive Changes That Protect Homeowners | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Federal regulators and the top law enforcement officers in all fifty states are eyeing big changes to the dysfunctional home loan industry. If these o...

Zach Carter

Homeowners Demand Criminal Prosecutions In Foreclosure-Fraud Deal | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Fifty state attorneys general and nearly a dozen federal agencies are currently hashing out plans for a multibillion-dollar settlement w...

Fraudclosure: Will State AGs Step Up to Their Moment in History?

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Bottari

Rumor has it that the 50-state attorneys general investigation into the Fraudclosure scandal is wrapping up. It's time for a backbone check.

Groups Say Iowa AG Retreats From Promise To Be Tough On Robo-Sign Banks

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This post has been updated The attorney general leading the investigation into "robo-signing" mortgage companies may be backtracking on promises to h...

CHART: Florida AG's Disturbing Foreclosure Fraud Presentation

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In their effort to sniff out foreclosure fraud, Florida regulators followed the trails of mortgage and foreclosure paperwork into a world of alleged f...

Top Lenders Reportedly Near Settlement With States Over Foreclosure Issues

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BANGALORE: The five largest mortgage loan servicers, including Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., may be the first to settle with 50 stat...

Arthur Delaney

Nationwide Investigator: 'We Will Put People In Jail' For Foreclosure Fraud | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The leader of a nationwide investigation of foreclosure fraud told homeowners Tuesday that the probe will have some serious consequences for bankers. ...

Away From the Headlines

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Lux

The headline battles about the tax cut deal and the deficit commission are very big deals. But what is going on behind the curtain in the fight over banking policy and foreclosure fraud is just as important, and in some ways even more so.

California Could Join Multistate Mortgage Probe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

California officials are considering joining a multistate investigation of whether lenders have violated foreclosure laws when seizing houses from del...