MoveOn Asks Justice Department to Investigate Romney’s False Statements on Federal Disclosure Forms

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 8:22 am has sent a finding of fact to the Public Integrity Section of the Justice Department, asking that they initiate an investigation into whether Mitt Romney lied on a federal financial disclosure form. This is an issue that arose back in July, during the debate over precisely when Romney left his job at Bain Capital. [...]

Delaware AG Biden Settlement with MERS Promises Reforms Already Pledged

By: Friday July 13, 2012 10:22 am

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has settled his lawsuit with Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, or MERS. This is one of the lawsuits that was preserved in the aftermath of the foreclosure fraud settlement. To date, none of those lawsuits which were preserved have produced very much in the way of tangible success. Biden announced today [...]

Schneiderman Settles Suit Against Banks for Use of MERS for Paltry $25 Million

By: Wednesday March 14, 2012 6:17 am

One of the big claims by defenders of the foreclosure fraud settlement is that it’s just a down payment on future actions. The release was narrow enough that state and federal regulators can still hold the banks accountable for their crimes. Why, even some active lawsuits were carved out to allow state AGs to pursue [...]

49-State Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Will Be Finalized Thursday

By: Wednesday February 8, 2012 8:15 pm

Forty-nine states, every one but Oklahoma, as well as federal regulators will participate in a foreclosure fraud settlement that will release the five biggest banks (Wells Fargo, Citi, Ally/GMAC, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America) and their mortgage servicing units from liability for robo-signing and other forms of servicer abuse, in exchange for $25 billion [...]

Vote on Delaware River Basin Fracking Rules Postponed

By: Friday November 18, 2011 12:25 pm

The New York Times Magazine has a great piece today on hydraulic fracturing and the state where I was born, Pennsylvania, home to the Marcellus Shale region and a lot of fracking activity. The story focuses on Amwell Township, in Southwest Pennsylvania, and the toll that fracking has taken on this Appalachian community. About five [...]

Beau Biden Raises Additional Issues with BofA Settlement

By: Wednesday August 10, 2011 7:30 am

Yves Smith has liberated Beau Biden’s brief to a New York court asking for intervention in the Bank of America mortgage settlement. She finds Delaware Attorney General Biden talking along the same lines as New York AG Eric Schneiderman. Biden’s main objection is that he “does not have sufficient information to evaluate the reasonableness of [...]

Delaware AG Biden Joins Schneiderman, Intervening in Proposed BofA Settlement

By: Monday August 8, 2011 8:10 am

Bank of America was just getting over having the New York Attorney General step in on their settlement with Countrywide investors over mortgage bonds, when Delaware’s AG decided to join in. Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden also intends to intervene in the Bank of America case, Ian McConnel, a deputy attorney general at the office, [...]

Kaufman and Carper Work To Preserve Corporate Welfare, Save Half A Dozen Jobs In Delaware

By: Tuesday February 23, 2010 11:32 am

Jane wrote earlier today about the lobbying effort against the student loan bill, a no-brainer piece of legislation that would simply end massive subsidies to banks and student loan servicers and have the government lend directly to students on loans they backed anyway, saving $87 billion over ten years that would be plowed back into [...]

No Beau In Delaware – Senate Seat Becomes Likely GOP Pickup

By: Monday January 25, 2010 7:38 am

Republican Mike Castle has won enough statewide races in Delaware that the only competition in November who would have given him a legitimate fight was Beau Biden, the son of the Vice President and the state’s Attorney General. But he’s not running, opting instead for Attorney General. The younger Biden told supporters in an e-mail [...]

DE-Sen: Beau Biden Takes Lead Over Mike Castle – Could Castle’s Health Care No Vote Be The Reason?

By: Monday November 16, 2009 1:14 pm

I question the importance of election polls a year out, especially when one of the candidates in it hasn’t even announced that he’s running. But this poll from Susquehanna Polling and Research, showing Beau Biden overtaking Mike Castle in a hypothetical Delaware Senate matchup (Biden has not yet announced) is notable, because Castle led by [...]

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