Maybe it’s because I’ve done so much reporting on the foreclosure fraud issue, but I have to admit to some surprise that the firing of two Assistant Attorney Generals down in Florida, the hotbed of the housing crisis, hasn’t gotten much attention nationally. In my mind, this is the state-based equivalent of the US Attorney scandal. You have a conservative Attorney General who has fired two investigators who were tasked by a previous Republican regime with finding violations of the law. When they proved too effective for the next regime to stomach, they were canned. And now, the new AG, Pam Bondi, is smearing their reputations.
|By: David Dayen Saturday July 23, 2011 5:00 pm|
|By: David Dayen Wednesday October 27, 2010 3:32 pm|
Elizabeth Warren was asked about the foreclosure fraud scandal, and she agrees with me – the 50 state AGs have the best path to getting a legitimate solution to the problem for their constituents.
|By: Rayne Monday October 18, 2010 7:15 pm|
A critically important point are the political and financial relationship of these four subpoenaed Fannie Mae retained attorney firms, the state attorney general and Florida’s Republican Party supporters.
|By: David Dayen Thursday October 14, 2010 6:00 pm|
A handpicked district court judge in Florida rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, allowing challenges to the constitutionality of the law on two counts to go forward. Attorney General Bill McCollum, forum-shopping to the most conservative city in Florida, Pensacola, for the best opportunity to get a sympathetic judge, filed the suit on behalf of 20 states.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 24, 2010 5:45 pm|
Today features primary elections in Alaska, Arizona, Florida and Vermont, along with a primary runoff in Oklahoma. I will be live blogging all of the results except for the very late closing Alaska. You can find a preview of what to watch for tonight here.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 24, 2010 12:45 pm|
Primaries take place today in Alaska, Arizona, Florida, and Vermont along with a primary runoff in Oklahoma. The biggest races of the day are both in Florida — the Democratic primary for Senate and the Republican primary for Governor.
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 23, 2010 12:40 pm|
All three pollsters agree that Rep. Kendrick Meek now has at least a ten-point lead over Billionaire Jeff Greene. But in the race for the Republican nom for governor there is less agreement–the pollsters are all over the map with their numbers.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday August 19, 2010 5:40 pm|
Thanks to a brutal Republican primary battle between Attorney General Bill McCollum and billionaire Rick Scott, Democrat Alex Sink has been able to take the lead for the first time in Quinnipac’s newest poll.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday July 31, 2010 5:00 pm|
The great state of Florida happens to have not one but two self-financed billionaire political novices running in primaries for top offices this year. Both are challenging veteran politicians with long histories in the state, and according to a new Quinnipiac poll, both have a double-digit lead over their opponents.
|By: Jim White Wednesday June 2, 2010 4:00 pm|
Even though he is now running as an independent, Crist still desperately seeks the Tea Party vote through his line item veto of $9.7 million in funding for health care of uninsured Floridians.