How New EU Privacy Rules Are Affecting U.S. Consumers And Businesses

May 31, 2018   In the past week or two, you may have received email notices from companies letting you know that they have updated their terms of service, ad choices, and privacy policies. This is likely the result of sweeping new privacy rules that went into effect in May across the European Union. These … More How New EU Privacy Rules Are Affecting U.S. Consumers And Businesses

VIDEO Don’t Be A Victim: “The Numbers Say That The Majority Of You Will Fall Victim To The Next Bubble”

Feb 27, 2017  by Chris Martenson   It’s impossible to predict with certainty how much more insane our financial markets will get before an inevitable correction. But my personal bet is: A lot! For my reasons why, take a few minutes to watch the chapter on bubbles below from The Crash Course. For those who … More VIDEO Don’t Be A Victim: “The Numbers Say That The Majority Of You Will Fall Victim To The Next Bubble”

Fannie, Freddie and the Secrets of a Bailout With No Exit

May 20, 2016 By GRETCHEN MORGENSON    When Washington took over the beleaguered mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the collapse of the housing market and the financial crisis of 2008, it was with the implicit promise that they would be returned to shareholders after being nursed back to health. But now, with the … More Fannie, Freddie and the Secrets of a Bailout With No Exit

Seventh Circuit Reverses Civil Forfeiture Of $271,000 Seized From Brothers Who Were Never Charged With A Crime

  March 24, 2016  by Jonathan Turley The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has issued an unanimous opinion overturning a district court that had forfeited $271,080 in cash seized by the federal government, even though owners brothers, Pedro and Abraham Cruz-Hernandez, were never criminally charged. Pedro and Abraham contested the forfeiture under 18 … More Seventh Circuit Reverses Civil Forfeiture Of $271,000 Seized From Brothers Who Were Never Charged With A Crime

#FannieGate: 9th Circuit rules that Fannie and Freddie are private companies

Decision could affect Delaware case on legality of net worth sweep March 3, 2016 Sarah Wheeler A decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday could have big implications for a Delaware case where plaintiffs are arguing that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are Delaware corporations and therefore are subject to state, not federal law. … More #FannieGate: 9th Circuit rules that Fannie and Freddie are private companies

Supreme Court Stays EPA’s Enforcement of the Obama “Clean Power Plan”

Feb 10, 2016 by Mass Warren   By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court on February 9 granted a request made by 29 states and state agencies to stay the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. The application for the stay (State of West Virginia, State of Texas, et al. v United States Environmental Protection Agency, … More Supreme Court Stays EPA’s Enforcement of the Obama “Clean Power Plan”

Television, Football and Politics: Gaming Spectacles Designed to Keep the Police State in Power

February 01, 2016  By John W. Whitehead Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation … More Television, Football and Politics: Gaming Spectacles Designed to Keep the Police State in Power

SCOTUS Takes Cases Challenging ObamaCare Birth Control Mandate

NOVEMBER 6, 2015 The Supreme Court has decided to take up all seven of the cases challenging the Obamacare mandate that requires workplaces to provide birth control to female employees. The most notable of these seven petitioners are the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic organization that provides housing and care for the elderly … More SCOTUS Takes Cases Challenging ObamaCare Birth Control Mandate

Beware of Institutional Vulture Debt Buyers and Default Judgments

October 30, 2015 by findsenlaw Vulture debt buyers are buying up questionable debt (credit card, student loan, auto, you name it) for pennies on the dollar and filing lawsuits in volume, obtaining default judgments in bulk, on junk evidence. The CFPB is going to step in with some new rules. Full article in the American … More Beware of Institutional Vulture Debt Buyers and Default Judgments

Articles of Impeachment Issued Against IRS Commissioner

28 October 2015 by Bob Adelmann In its attempt to get to the bottom of the Tea Party targeting scandal, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee introduced articles of impeachment on Tuesday against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen (shown) for lying, stalling, and deceiving Congress. Koskinen was sold to the Senate as … More Articles of Impeachment Issued Against IRS Commissioner