WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, state attorneys general, and, perhaps, the nation's largest banks are close to a final settlement on the years-long struggle over allegations of massive foreclosure fraud, according to several sources familiar with the talks. And the final details of the arrangement, according to the source who revealed them, will apparently not preclude prosecutors and regulators from taking legal action against many of the common abuses during the house bubble. It remains to be seen whether all parties will ultimately sign off on the language.
This is the first in an occasional series on the Wisconsin recall effort. Other than Occupy, this is the most important thing that is happening in American politics, not the primaries.
In April 2010, Kenneth I. Starr was charged in a multi-count indictment filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York with various wire fraud and money laundering charges, among others. On September 10, 2010, Starr pleaded guilty to three counts of the indictment, including wire fraud and money laundering. (Starr also pleaded guilty to fraud as an investment advisor.) Starr subsequently was sentenced to a prison term of 90 months, three years of supervised release, restitution of an amount to be determined in a future order but not more than $50 million and no less than $29,112,782, and a forfeiture of $29,112,782.
An Antemdius entry uses a quote from Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who said in his speech announcing the Second New Deal in 1936: Read more about FDR: "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob."
The responses to my previous entry were exactly what I hoped they would be: lively. And I'm not done yet, not by a long shot. I'm going to expand upon a comment I made in the other thread. Read more about On the Immorality of Supporting an Amoral Dictator
It would take an entire library to move the mountain of fake history spun around the life and career of Ronald Reagan by now. Sometimes only a cartoon can approach the truth.
Aaron McGruder, in this intro to a Boondocks episode of a couple years ago, comes as close to capturing a piece of the mean and nasty spirit of the Gipper as anybody ever will.
We'll be discussing the election results from November 2nd, Keith Olbermann's suspension from MSNBC, ongoing Democrat capitulation to right-wing extremism, and the future of left-wing politics in America as it slides ever deeper into the realm of fascism.
So, correct me if I’m wrong, but has’t it been the Right that’s bitched about Obama and the Dems turning this country into the next Nazi Germany????
But if you ask the the Arizona Senatorial candidates, apparently it’s a great thing that a new regulation virtually enacts World War II era Germany rules into Arizona state laws. Read more about Papiere, Bitte (Papers, Please)
“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic. [...] The question in every case is whether the words used are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent.”
At what point do progressives stop being Democrats' whipped dogs and start acting like a movement capable of putting the Dems in their proper place as the party of the people? David Sirota wrote today about Obama's latest call to increase war spending beyond its already ludicrous proportions. Read more about Enough waiting. Let's rebuild the Progressive Party of the United States.
I'm sure everyone's read by now that James O' Keefe, creator of the infamous fake "Pimp and Ho" ACORN videos, was arrested today for allegedly attempting to wiretap Mary Landrieu's office. And I certainly appreciate the irony here, having been repeatedly brushed off when I called up Landrieu's office and voiced my opposition to the telecom immunity bill. Read more about Watergate 3.0
Texas' legislature hammered out some bills including one mandating a 3-foot clearance between passing cars and bicycles during their 2009 session. Read more about Bicycles, Bodies ... and bodacious hair?