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Obama instructs U.S. Department of Justice to no longer defend Defense of Marriage Act in court

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces in a U.S. Department of Justice press release that President Obama has ordered the department to cease future
Jul 31, 2020

Obama instructs U.S. Department of Justice to no longer defend Defense of Marriage Act in court

Obama instructs U.S. Department of Justice to no longer defend Defense of Marriage Act in court

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces in a U.S. Department of Justice press release that President Obama has ordered the department to cease future
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces in a U.S. Department of Justice press release that President Obama has ordered the department to cease future
Jul 31, 2020

Federal Housing Finance Agency sues 17 banks over toxic mortgage securities scandal

Federal Housing Finance Agency sues 17 banks over toxic mortgage securities scandal

The Federal Housing Finance Agency filed suit Friday against 17 national and international banking giants for their roles in the toxic mortgage securities scandal that led to the current housing crisis. The banks include Bank of America, Citigroup, Countrywide, JP Morgan Chase and others, according to a press release from the agency. The release explained the suits: These complaints were filed in federal or state court in New York or the federal court in Connecticut.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency filed suit Friday against 17 national and international banking giants for their roles in the toxic mortgage securities scandal that led to the current housing crisis. The banks include Bank of America, Citigroup, Countrywide, JP Morgan Chase and others, according to a press release from the agency. The release explained the suits: These complaints were filed in federal or state court in New York or the federal court in Connecticut.
Jul 31, 2020

Personhood USA taking its case outside the U.S.

Personhood USA taking its case outside the U.S.

Personhood USA has been taking its cause outside of the country lately. The group, which works to criminalize abortion and some forms of birth control, recently applauded Hungary for adopting a new constitution (.pdf) that it says “goes further in protecting the personhood rights of all humans by protecting humans from trafficking, medical experimentation and human cloning.” # In a press release , Personhood USA cofounder Keith Mason said that the country’s constitution should be “an example to the entire EU and to us here in the USA.” # According to the release, Personhood sought to establish a similar constitution in the Dominican Republican in 2009, teaming up with San Jose-based group Live Action. According to its website , Personhood petitions are currently active in all 50 states.
Personhood USA has been taking its cause outside of the country lately. The group, which works to criminalize abortion and some forms of birth control, recently applauded Hungary for adopting a new constitution (.pdf) that it says “goes further in protecting the personhood rights of all humans by protecting humans from trafficking, medical experimentation and human cloning.” # In a press release , Personhood USA cofounder Keith Mason said that the country’s constitution should be “an example to the entire EU and to us here in the USA.” # According to the release, Personhood sought to establish a similar constitution in the Dominican Republican in 2009, teaming up with San Jose-based group Live Action. According to its website , Personhood petitions are currently active in all 50 states.
Jul 31, 2020

Report singles out Colorado’s independent political spending that tripled in the last election cycle

Report singles out Colorado’s independent political spending that tripled in the last election cycle

It will come as no surprise to Coloradans force-fed a fire-hose stream of ugly and untrustworthy campaign election material over the last two years that independent spending– that is, spending directly tied to no candidate and mostly free of accountability– more than tripled in the state from 2008 to 2010. This according to a recent report released by watchdog group Follow the Money , which singles out Colorado for study. The authors report that, although the state has relatively strong disclosure laws, larger changes in campaign finance rules have let loose here as everywhere in the country a storm of money and a sea of roiling paperwork that can cover over as much as it reveals
It will come as no surprise to Coloradans force-fed a fire-hose stream of ugly and untrustworthy campaign election material over the last two years that independent spending– that is, spending directly tied to no candidate and mostly free of accountability– more than tripled in the state from 2008 to 2010. This according to a recent report released by watchdog group Follow the Money , which singles out Colorado for study. The authors report that, although the state has relatively strong disclosure laws, larger changes in campaign finance rules have let loose here as everywhere in the country a storm of money and a sea of roiling paperwork that can cover over as much as it reveals
Jul 31, 2020
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