Senate Banking Commitee on Foreclosure Fraud

By: Wednesday December 1, 2010 6:48 am

Follow along on CSPAN or the Committee Site. Dodd started by noting the increasing evidence that foreclosure fraud is a giant mess, both by referencing the Bank of America testimony that notes did not get sent to trusts during the securitization process, and by noting that the estimates for how much this may cost the [...]

Michael Barr–Liaison on Foreclosure Fraud Investigation–Leaves Treasury

By: Tuesday November 23, 2010 12:20 am

Just one week ago, Iowa’s Attorney General Tom Miller told Chris Dodd that Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions Michael Barr was the key person from Treasury working with the Attorneys General investigation into foreclosure fraud. Miller: We haven’t had any contact with the [Financial Stability Oversight Council]. We have had repeated contact [...]

Both Dodd and Frank Call on Admin to Use Powers of Dodd-Frank

By: Friday November 19, 2010 8:11 am

DDay has a really important post that–along with a great interview with Brad Miller–includes a letter from Miller and other members of Congress, urging the Financial Stability Oversight Council to take action to prevent the foreclosure fraud problem from becoming a systemic crisis. The letter reminds the FSOC that Dodd-Frank gives them the power to [...]

Chris Dodd Uses Hearing to Call on Geithner to Do His Job

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 5:39 am

Chris Dodd didn’t have many questions in yesterday’s hearing on the foreclosure crisis. But he did use the opportunity to call on Tim Geithner to convene the Financial Stability Oversight Council to prevent this crisis from blowing up the economy. Dodd: Attorney General Miller, at the outset of my opening comments I talked about the [...]

Liveblog: Senate Banking Committee on Foreclosure Fraud

By: Tuesday November 16, 2010 1:44 pm

See Part One of this liveblog here. Shelby was actually pretty good, but then Johanns and Bennett went to some length to try to pretend the banksters weren’t doing what they were doing. Johnson: Does the law need to be change? Levitin: It’s not the law, it’s compliance w/the law. What was governing securitization was [...]

Chris Dodd’s Newfound Concern about Management Experience

By: Thursday August 26, 2010 11:50 am

Federal bureaucracies which, according to the confirmation hearing questions he asked of prospective directors, Chris Dodd believes require no management experience to run: Securities and Exchange Commission Housing and Urban Development Federal Housing Administration Export-Import Bank National Credit Union Administration Federal Reserve Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Thrift Supervision (which oversaw AIG and GE, [...]

How a Previously Qualified Elizabeth Warren became Unqualified, According to a Previously Progressive Chris Dodd

By: Wednesday August 18, 2010 10:29 am

July 27: Chris Dodd says of Elizabeth Warren, “She’s qualified, no question about that” August 9: Katrina vanden Heuvel tweets that several sources have told her Elizabeth Warren would be nominated “next week” August 12: Warren meets with Financial Services Roundtable President Steve Bartlett and then meets with David Axelrod at the White House to [...]

The Giant Pissing Contest over the Auto Bridge

By: Saturday December 6, 2008 6:44 am

Nancy is building a bridge–but where will it go?

“You can play that game when it doesn’t matter.”

By: Wednesday April 2, 2008 10:36 am

Here’s a look at the proposed response to the credit crisis in the Senate; it’ll give you a sense of what Republicans think they can, and can’t, afford.

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