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Amanda Terkel

Goodbye, Dennis Kucinich

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night, progressives confronted the unimaginable: Congress without Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). The eight-term congressman l...

'Joe The Plumber' Makes Decision On His Political Future

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as "Joe The Plumber," filed a statement of candidacy to run in Ohio's Ninth District Thursday, accordi...

Zach Carter

Lawmakers Pushing Back Against Banks' Foreclosure-Settlement Complaints

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As bank executives push back against the terms of a foreclosure settlement with fees that may be as high as $20 billion, progressive leg...

Zach Carter

Geithner Blocks Foreclosure Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has authorized big payouts to banks in an effort to encourage mortgage modifications, but is prevent...

Bankers Win: No Capitol Hill Action on Mortgage Foreclosure Protection for Two Years

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter G. Miller

Stashed away in a draw somewhere on Capitol Hill is a simple piece of legislation that would have done much to stop the mortgage mess, robo-signing, unfair foreclosures, and the growing claims against lenders.