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Brad Miller

Democratic Former Lawmaker Disapproves Of The Party's Relationship With Citigroup

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) disapproves of the revolving-door relationship Capitol Hill Democrats have with Wall Street banks, such as Citigroup....

A Plan B on the Debt Ceiling

Brad Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brad Miller

The Obama administration now has a proven strategy to use next time Republicans threaten to breach the debt ceiling. But next time may not be like this time, and each time does real damage. Next time, someone needs a Plan B.

WATCH: Leadoff Hitters' Historic Night

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 08.14.2013 | Sports

History was made during the Mariners' 5-4 victory over the Rays on Tuesday night when both teams' leadoff hitters combined for a pair of home runs api...

Is Congress Simply No Fun Anymore?

National Journal | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

When Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., announced this week that he would retire from his seat after 10 years in the House, he cited his frustrations with ...

Wall Street Lobbyists Nervous As Cities Use Eminent Domain to Protect Homeowners

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Now the same Wall Street players who crashed the economy in the first place are trying to stop local governments from solving the problem.

Ryan Grim

FBI Warns Sequestration Will Hamper All Their Hard-Hitting Wall Street Investigations

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than four years after the financial crisis, not a single Wall Street executive has been jailed for playing a role in the creation o...

Ben Hallman

Independent Foreclosure Review Process Ditched Ahead Of 'Critical' Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

The surprising decision by regulators to scrap a massive and expensive foreclosure review program in favor of a $10 billion settlement with 14 banks -...

Sarah Bufkin

Underwater Homeowners Face Double Whammy In New Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Beginning on Jan. 1, people who lose their home to foreclosure will be required to pay federal taxes on any unpaid mortgage the bank can...

Zach Carter

Wall Street 'Cash Committee', In Congress To Lose Hardest Hitting Members

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the toughest questions for JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon during Tuesday's House Financial Services Committee hearing came from ...

Ryan Grim

'Off With Their Heads': U.S. Politicians Eye Europe Warily

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Ned Simons reported from London, Alexandre Phalippou from Paris, and Ryan Grim from Washington. When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke ventured...

NBA Veteran Gets Emotional In Final Game

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 04.27.2012 | Sports

Brad Miller's skills as a midrange shooter and a passer out of the pivot may have been subtler than the emphatic dunks and rejections that tend to ear...

Zach Carter

Progressive Rep. Compares GOP To Keating Five

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) blasted congressional Republicans on Thursday, including fellow North Carolinian Rep. Patrick McHenry, compari...

Schneiderman Task Force Already Buckling

Firedoglake | David Dayen | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Congressman Brad Miller will not become the staff director of the celebrated working group investigating securities fraud by the big banks, according ...

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Task Force Faces Major Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

A task force is a fickle thing. With the right leader, a strong staff, a broad mandate and a target population rich with criminal actors, a team of pr...

Zach Carter

WATCH: House Republicans Order 'Gasland' Documentary Director Josh Fox Detained At Public Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a stunning break with First Amendment policy, House Republicans directed Capitol Hill police to detain a highly regarded documentary ...

Dan Froomkin

Auction 2012: How The Bank Lobby Owns Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

Auction 2012 is a weeklong series in collaboration with "The Dylan Ratigan Show" and United Republic. When Washington puts policy on the auction bl...

Zach Carter

Brad Miller Urged To Run For Governor By Progressive Fundraisers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after Wall Street reform icon Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) announced that he would not seek re-election to Congress in November,...

Zach Carter

Progressive Rep. Makes Announcement About His Political Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the most vocal financial reformers in Congress, Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.), said Thursday he will not seek re-election if a Republ...

Zach Carter

Progressives' Fundraising Strength Tested By Key Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

The first major test of the activist progressive fundraising machine for the 2012 elections is developing in North Carolina, where a Republican-engine...

Zach Carter

Move Your Money Activists Prepare For Bank Transfer Day On Nov. 5

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While major banks pride themselves on "financial innovation," they always function in a way that stays fundamentally the same: They hold...

Bank Of America Retreating From Debit Card Fee, Reformer Keeps Pressure On

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

Bank of America is reportedly scaling back its plans to charge a $5 debit card fee to its customers, but Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) is still pushing le...

Ryan Grim

Dems Call For Wall Street Investigation Over New Debit Card Fees

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats responding to the recent announcement of a new Bank of America debit card fee are calling for a Department of Justice in...

Ryan Grim

Movement To Abandon Bank Of America Picks Up Key Backer

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

On Sunday night, Rep. Brad Miller, a Democrat from Bank of America's home state of North Carolina, attended a general assembly meeting of Occupy Ralei...

Ryan Grim

Dems On Offense Against Bank Of America For Debit Fee

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While demonstrators in New York are calling for an occupation of Wall Street, a new push by Democrats in Congress proposes a different t...

Against More Bailouts? Watch the Backdoor.

Brad Miller | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Brad Miller

In September 2008, the Federal Housing Finance Agency took over Fannie and Freddie and the Treasury Department agreed to cover their losses to keep them in business. But it has cost taxpayers $162 billion so far to cover Fannie's and Freddie's losses.