We’re happy to see the Department of Justice take Standard & Poor’s to court — but this civil suit represents just a small first step in holding Wall Street accountable for the 2008 financial crisis. Many people are still unsatisfied about the lack of prosecutions against Wall Street fraudsters. We need to make sure the [...]
|By: Brian Sonenstein Monday February 25, 2013 12:02 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 30, 2011 9:11 am|
In the last year the Obama administration has ramped up efforts to prosecute those committing health care fraud and it is producing results. From USA Today: The statistics, released by the non-partisan Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, show 903 prosecutions so far this year. That’s a 24% increase over the total for all of fiscal year [...]
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Tuesday November 4, 2008 12:59 pm|
Election Protection is getting reports of Ohio voters whose names have mysteriously vanished from the voter rolls:
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Thursday October 30, 2008 12:33 pm|
The College Republican and McCain campaign volunteer who staged her own mugging and blamed backwards “B” scratched into her face on a fictitious big black Barack Obama supporter is out of jail.
Ashley Todd, 20, will be required to undergo mental health treatment. If she stays out of trouble, her criminal record will be expunged.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Friday October 24, 2008 1:07 pm|
The hoaxster who scratched a “B” into her own cheek and claimed that a fictional black Obama-supporting thug did it now blames the media for blowing her politically-motivated hate crime into a political firestorm: “She just opened up and said she wanted to tell the truth,” Bryant said, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “She was upset with the media for blowing this into a political firestorm.”
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Sunday October 19, 2008 10:43 am|
Young Political Majors is a GOP-linked consulting firm that has been accused of tricking California voters in to registering as Republicans under the guise of signing a petition to get tough on child molesters.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Friday October 17, 2008 10:43 am|
Why have the Republicans redoubled their attacks on the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) as Obama’s lead increases?
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Monday October 13, 2008 10:59 am|
John Atlas provides some valuable context for L’Affaire ACORN. We already know how much Republicans hate community organizers. But why are the feds targeting this particular group weeks before the election?
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Sunday October 5, 2008 4:07 pm|
Rolling Stone‘s cover story, Make-Believe Maverick, is a brutal and brilliant expose of John McCain’s pretensions of valor. The story opens with a telling anecdote: In 1974 McCain runs into Lt. Col. John Dramesi, a fellow former POW. Unlike McCain, Dramesi refused to give a false confession under torture. So, the encounter is awkward. Both [...]