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Ryan J. Reilly

15 States Tell Supreme Court DOMA Is Unconstitutional

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen states will urge the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, arguing that the law preventing the federal gover...

Sam Stein

Another Obama Flop Prosecuting Wall Street -- So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before last year's State of the Union address, the Obama administration offered The Huffington Post an exclusive. During his speec...

Bad News For S&P

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has kicked off an investigation into three major credit ratings agencies, according t...

NY Pols React To Death Of NY's 'Mayor For Life'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York

Reaction to death of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch: "Ed Koch was an extraordinary mayor, irrepressible character, and quintessential New Yorker....

On Campaign Finance Reform, Senate Republicans Stand in Gov. Cuomo's Way

John Petro | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
John Petro

If our elected officials are to be truly representative of the populace, we need to get a larger, more diverse pool of donors to participate in the campaign financing system. We must also stop the unlimited flow of big money into politics.

Obama's Messy Narrative

Mike Lux | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Anyone who wants to try and give a clear, uncomplicated picture of President Obama and his party this week has to end it a little befuddled.

Wall Street Keeps Winning: Can It Change?

Mike Lux | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If people steal money and commit fraud and never have to go to jail or pay any real penalty, they generally keep doing it. It is equally true of street criminals and Wall Street bankers.

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' Groups Face Threat In New State

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In response to the massive increase in undisclosed "dark money" in the nation's elections, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman h...

Brokers Eat Their Own

Dan Solin | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

It would be difficult to find an industry as ethically bankrupt as those involved in "managing" your investments. The harm these "advisers" have done to the retirement aspirations of hardworking Americans is incalculable.

Ben Hallman

Subprime Bankers Have Much To Be Thankful For

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

Even in the movie version of the financial crisis, the giant mortgage company accused by the U.S. government of rampant fraud and abuse wouldn't be so...

Is Obama's Foreclosure Settlement Working?

Eric Zuesse | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

On November 19th, the core of the Obama "Justice" Department's "49 State Settlement," of the millions of fraud claims by the suing mortgagees against ...

Wells Fargo In Hot Water Over Sandy Policy

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

* Delays may violate mortgage settlement - attorney general * Bank says actions misinterpreted, it is helping customers ...

E-Day in New York

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

The right to vote is one of our nation's most important civil rights. Even in these difficult times, I know that New Yorkers will overcome barriers both old and new to have their voices heard.

Dimon Whining

Mike Lux | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

One of the things that the wealthiest and most powerful of the insider special interests do to move their interests along is to drop things right before the election that the general public won't notice but that all the inside D.C. players definitely will. Jamie Dimon managed to score just such a deal on Monday.

Diamond Jamie: Latest News on the JPMorgan Chase Crime Watch

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A new lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase is being met with both optimism and skepticism. But, ironically, investigators have finally broken their silence on criminal indictments for bankers... to protect its chief executive.

The One Big Thing Missing From the JPMorgan Chase Lawsuit

Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Eric Schneiderman's lawsuit against Bear Stearns and JPMorgan Chase over mortgage-backed securities is like London at the start of the zombie movie 28 Days Later: devoid of human life.

Columnist: New York AG's Suit Against JPMorgan 'Thoroughly Unimpressive'

Bloomberg | Jonathan Weil | Posted 10.03.2012 | New York

Is this the best that Eric Schneiderman has got? Yesterday, the New York attorney general filed a thoroughly unimpressive lawsuit against JPMorgan ...

Frontal Assault on the Big Banks?

Mike Lux | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

While I would have preferred the first legal action taken by the securities fraud task force to have involved a perp walk, the strategy N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pursuing is an interesting one that has some promise.

Ben Hallman

New York Attorney General Defends Latest Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pushing back against two Republican lawmakers who have challenged his investigation into nonprofits tha...

Ben Hallman

Too Big To Jail: Wall St. Execs Unlikely to Face Criminal Charges, Source Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business

A last-ditch effort by federal and state law enforcement authorities to hold Wall Street accountable for nearly bringing down the U.S. economy is unli...

Honoring Labor Day By Rooting Out Wage Theft

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

In this time of deep political divisions, there should be nothing controversial about the notion that working people who do their jobs should be paid for their work.

John Celock

Failing Grade Leads To State 'Cleanse'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

New York politics is going through an ethics "cleanse" after receiving a failing grade in ethics enforcement earlier this year and a string of politic...

Peter S. Goodman

Homeowner Hell Continues: Mortgage Companies Fail To Abide Foreclosure Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Katie Diaz arrives at the Bronx County Courthouse hoping for clarity, if not a reprieve from the foreclosure case threatening her home. Fi...

U.S. States Probing Banks Over Rate-Rigging Scandal

Reuters | Posted 09.14.2012 | Business

By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK, July 15 (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched a probe into ...

As the Rot Spreads: Holder, Don't Hold Back

Mike Lux | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

We are left with one thing we could do now to go straight at the heart of darkness: prosecute these bankers. The president, to his credit, set up a task force to do just that. So why doesn't anything seem to be happening?