What I’m Reading

Rolling Stone: Exclusive: Homeland Security Kept Tabs on Occupy Wall Street

Naked Capitalism: Yet Another Mortgage Scam: Homeowners Not Getting Cancelled Notes After Foreclosures, Hit by Later Claims

Allison Frankel: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the MBS sleeper defense

David Dayen: Donovan Pressed on Foreclosure Fraud Settlement in Senate Banking Committee

Huffington Post: Q&A With Shadow Sen. Paul Strauss: How Does Puerto Rico’s Statehood Movement Help D.C.?

Reporters Without Borders: Tibet cut off from the rest of the world

TPM Muckraker: Vaginal Ultrasound Bills A Smokescreen, Say Pro-Choice Groups

Boston Globe: Mormons baptized slain reporter Daniel Pearl

Seeing Through the Data: MBA & Florida Foreclosure Mill Lawyers: MBS Bond Investors Aren’t “Frustrated”

What I’m Reading

Clay Johnson: Change Dot Biz

Wall Street Journal: For the Costliest Homes, Foreclosure Comes Slowly

Bloomberg: Buffett: Banks Victimized by Excesses of Ousted Homeowners (This is b.s.)

Washington Business Journal: D.C. owed $30.6M in condo conversion fees, audit says

Politico: Cuomo shuns media, gets attention

Dean Baker: Is Joe Nocera right when he says that fracking raises U.S. greenhouse has emissions by 20 percent?

Matt Stoller: Towards a Creditor State – One in Seven Americans Pursued by Debt Collectors

TPM DC: Hoyer Working Behind The Scenes On Major Deficit Reduction Bill

Glenn Greenwald: The NYPD spying controversy: a microcosm for the 9/11 era

Abigail C. Field: Dear State Attorneys General: You Failed America. Yes, You.

Greater Greater Washington: Liquor laws, lacking nightlife hurt Silver Spring bars

Rick Perlstein: Why Obama Needs to Change to Win

What I’m Reading

Think Progress: University of Virginia Football Player Goes On Hunger Strike To Get Living Wage For University Employees

Think Progress: STUDY: Ron Paul Never Attacked Romney Once During 20 Debates, But Attacked Romney’s Rivals 39 Times

Barry Ritholtz: Foreclosure settlement a failure of law, a triumph for bank attorney

Naked Capitalism: Abigail Field: Insider Says Promontory’s OCC Foreclosure Reviews for Wells are Frauds. Brought to You by HUD Sec. Donovan

The Uptake: A Tale Of Two US Bank-Occupy Foreclosures Raises Racial Questions

NY Times: Amid a Federal Education Inquiry, an Unsettling Sight

Maddow Blog: Who among us has not befriended NASCAR team owners?


What I’m Reading

Washington Post: Maryland Senate passes same-sex marriage bill

Baltimore Sun: Gay marriage law will likely be up to voters

Reuters: FDIC Lawsuits Yielded Big Penalties, But Bankers Haven’t Paid Up

Naked Capitalism: Fannie Putting More Dubious New Loans Back to BofA, So BofA Will Stick Them to Freddie Instead

Felix Salmon: Matter’s vision for long-form journalism

ABC News: Leaker of Stimulus Memo Uncovered?

Dealbook: Holder Defends Efforts to Fight Financial Fraud

WLS-TV: Window factory workers reach deal to stay open for now

Sally Kohn: Occupy’s Return from Hibernation

Matt Taibbi: Arizona Debate: Conservative Chickens Come Home to Roost

BoingBoing: Losar: Tibetan New Year, and “mandatory celebrations”

NPR: On Tibetan Plateau, A Sense Of Constant Surveillance

NY Times: A Shift From Nursing Homes to Managed Care at Home

CNBC: Regulators Plan Safeguards to Prevent Another MF Global

CEPR: A Primer on Private Equity at Work: Management, Employment, and Sustainability

Daily Kos: Sen. John Kerry writes in support of Netroots for the Troops

DCist: Former D.C. Police Commander to Sue City Over Charlie Sheen Motorcade

David Sirota: Forgetting the Past, One Military Movie at a Time

What I’m Reading

I’m going to try doing a periodic (daily?) roundup of what I’m reading.

NPR: With Banks As Landlords, Some Tenants Neglected (h/t Lynn Syzmoniak)

Dealbook: Responding to Critics, S.E.C. Defends ‘No Wrongdoing’ Settlements

Bloomberg: Bank Lobby Widened Volcker Rule Before Inciting Foreign Outrage (via Neil Barofsky on Twitter)

NY Times: Mutated Trout Raise Concerns Near Mine Sites

Amanda Marcotte: The radical anti-insurance plan the right has concocted

Mercury News: San Francisco: Clergy rally at Wells Fargo to protest foreclosure abuse

David Dayen: New Study From Consumer Advocates Shows Mass Servicer Abuse

David Dayen: HUD Continues Defense of Allowing HAMP Modifications as Part of the Foreclosure Fraud Settlement

Mike Konczal: Cochrane Sees Moral Hazard Only in One Direction

PC Mag: White House Proposes Privacy Bill of Rights With ‘Do Not Track’

NY Times: Deadly Car Bombings Strike Across Iraq

CNN: Tibetans cancel New Year celebrations