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Why Fannie and Freddie Continue to Cost Taxpayers Billions
Posted on: Mar 24, 2010, Source: The Huffington Post Investigative Fund
Together the two firms have already tapped $125 billion from government lifelines and the Congressional Budget Office predicts they ultimately will drain $380 billion.
We're Still Not Safe From the Back-Alley Dealings That Lead to Our Economic Meltdown
Posted on: Oct 8, 2009, Source: The Huffington Post Investigative Fund
According to Gary Gensler, the top regulator of the commodities markets, Americans are still "vulnerable" to privately negotiated derivatives.
Rape Victims Charged Up to $1,200 for Rape Kits
Posted on: Aug 10, 2009, Source: The Huffington Post Investigative Fund
Rape is not something you should budget for. Yet some rape victims, unlike victims of other crimes, have to pay for basic evidence collection.
Government-Funded Study Calls for Major Overhaul of Nation's Crime Labs
Posted on: Feb 18, 2009, Source: ProPublica
A new report recommends taking forensics out of the hands of the DOJ and creating a new agency to police crime labs.
How Rahm Emanuel Made Mega-Millions and Bought His Way to Power
Posted on: Dec 8, 2008, Source: ProPublica
New details emerge of Emanuel's days as an investment banker.
On Brink of Collapse, AIG Lobbied for India Nuke Deal (Really!)
Posted on: Oct 24, 2008, Source: ProPublica
Even as it was living off of taxpayers' largesse, AIG was lobbying Congress.
Why Is the Government Keeping Key Documents About the Bailout Under Wraps?
Posted on: Oct 22, 2008, Source: ProPublica
The Treasury Dept. is keeping key details of the contract it awarded to keep the books for the government’s bailout from the public.
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