DiFi’s Secret Law

By: Saturday May 28, 2011 8:42 am

Steven Aftergood linked to this colloquy on the PATRIOT Act which reveals a lot about Ron Wyden and Mark Udall’s efforts to force the government to admit how it’s suveilling Americans. The colloquy basically puts not just the agreement, but the circumstances that went into the agreement, into the Congressional record. After some Senatorial blathering [...]

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 [...]

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