Law and Order/Legislation

Wall Street reform includes a new whistle-blower provision

Wall Street reform has passed into law. Did you know it includes a whistleblower provision that gives informants a cut of government fines?
New York subway mosaic reading "Wall Street."

Making Work Pay credit expiring | Most paychecks will shrink

Though the Bush tax cuts are receiving the most attention, the $60 billion Making Work Pay tax credit is set to expire soon.
Capitol Hill

Heather Podesta | Belle du Jour of D.C. Lobbyists

Heather Podesta is the lobbyist of the summer in Washington, D.C., and she is a Democrat. Is the Washington Post amiss in doing a style piece on her? Or have…
Heather Podesta (Photo: flickr.com)

Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

Jaycee Lee Dugard and kids receive $20 million settlement

Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was missing for 18 years, and her kids were granted a $20 million settlement by the State of California, reports CNN.
The California State Assembly building in Sacramento.

Westboro Baptist Church | The First Amendment challenges

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments surrounding the Westboro Baptist Church. What is the constitutional basis of the arguments?
U.S. Supreme Court building

Obama administration overhauls health care conscience clause

The Obama administration has altered the health care conscience clause to make it possible for women to access reproductive care more easily.
A Caduceus symbol that represents the medical profession.

Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

Consumers should watch for payday loan collection scams

Many debt collections are legal, but there are some fraudulent debt collection scams out there, including phony payday loan collection scams.
Rows of cubicles and phones

Supreme Court rules Mojave Cross can stay in national park

The Supreme Court has just ruled that the Mojave Cross, a 70-year-old veterans memorial, can remain standing on public lands. READ MORE...
The Supreme Court building

Norman LeBoon charged with threatening Rep. Eric Cantor

Norman LeBoon, a disturbed Philadelphia man, has been charged with threatening the life of Virigina Rep. Eric Cantor via YouTube. READ MORE ...
File photo for Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor. Now that Norman LeBoon is in custody, he can spend more time worrying about health care reform.

The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

Madoff Cancer May Explain Why Bernie Has Remained Silent

Now it seems there's a reason that Bernie Madoff was keeping the Ponzi schemers' names to himself: Madoff has cancer, of the pancreatic kind. Allegedly…
You don't look well, Bernie (Photo: picasaweb.google.com)

Controversy erupts over Arizona Immigration bill

The new Arizona immigration bill has sparked great controversy over law enforcement regarding immigrants. Will the Arizona Governor sign it?
A US Immigration Official.

Kwame Kilpatrick latest news: He is off to prison

Kwame Kilpatrick, the disgraced former Mayor of Detroit, has been found guilty of violating parole. He is sentenced to five years in prison.
Kwame Kilpatrick

What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

UPDATE: Major SB 1070 provisions blocked by judge

SB1070 has experienced a stumbling block as U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton has ruled against some of the major provisions. READ ON…
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer waving to the crowd.

$1.4 billion food safety bill gives more money and power to FDA

The Food Safety Enhancement Act survived a political gauntlet to give the FDA resources to increase inspections and issue mandatory recalls.
food safety bill

Heather Zeo | Facebook Seducer a Danger to Her Students

I am a father, and I see how standards at public schools are deteriorating before my eyes. Now teacher Heather Zeo has sex with a student - yet another case...

No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

Debate rages over Arizona immigration bill

President Obama has announced his disappointment in the Arizona immigration bill. The bill is causing a lot of controversy to say the least...
President Obama

Maryland mortgage broker pleads guilty to loan fraud

A former mortgage broker in Maryland has admitted that for several years, he turned legitimate mortgage applications into fraudulent money.
Mortgage loans