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Late last year, the country's bank regulators launched a massive program to evaluate millions of foreclosure cases and compensate homeowners who fell victim to the banks' flawed or illegal practices. Regulators dubbed it the "Independent Foreclosure Review" to emphasize that the banks would not be making key decisions about loans they had made or serviced. Read more...
Well, that didn't take long. Not even two weeks after the ink on the Supreme Court opinions dried, scammers are taking to the telephones to try and wheedle personal information out of people. And boy howdy, does this sound like a right wing scam to Read more...
Um, not so much. Read on. This is a really fascinating story, which points out the FTC, while motivated, is ill-equipped to track online privacy breaches. (Their technologists can't get unfiltered computers to use for web surfing, for one.) Read more...
May 18, 1982 - The Elephant In The Room.
News of the day, this day in history for May 18, 1982 - Soviet Premier Brezhnev calls for freeze in new nuclear weapons. Falkland Islands crisis negotiation continues, not hopeful. Fiscal '83 debate in Senate heating up. Senate votes on controversial used car disclosure proposal. Israeli Prime Minister Begin loses Majority in the Knesset as two members quit the Likud Party to join opposition Labor Party. Read more...
I could almost feel bad about picking on poor Ruth Marcus, another overpaid Washington Post columnist, lawyer and true Villager (married to the head o Read more...

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Leave it to Greta Van Susteren to give Sean a little air time to pimp his new book coming out and his charity which is under fire from CREW and VoteVe Read more...
Ed Schultz talks to CREW's Melanie Sloan and VoteVets.org's Jon Soltz about the latest bit of trouble for Sean Hannity and his "Freedom Concerts". As Read more...
Ben Stein was axed by the New York Times last year for ethics violations when he appeared in a commercial for a bait and switch credit rep Read more...
F*&king FTC Major league A-Hole Richard Cleland. I'm sure most of our readers heard about the "new" rules the FTC just came out with which to me are t Read more...
Don't you just love those religious conservatives when they talk about their religious convictions one day and dupe people the next? Media Matters: Read more...