Matt Stoller is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. You can follow him on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/matthewstoller.
Santorum wins Alabama, Mississippi primaries (Washington Post)
Alabama: Spencer Bachus Holds On to Avoid Runoff, (Roll Call) House Financial Services Committee Chair Spencer Bachus, who had been busted for insider trading, nonetheless just won reelection in the Republican primary. It’s an old adage, Americans hate Congress, but they love their own Congressman when he is supported by Wall Street SuperPACs.
Incumbents Get the Nod, WSJ, Washington Wire – For all the talk of how Americans are disgusted by politics, the establishment is winning.
U.S. Lacks Hard Data Tracking Pay Fights (WSJ) This is a big deal – basically it’s an open invitation to looting by executives.
North Carolina County Sues Banks And MERS Over Robo-Signing (WSJ) This is Jeff Thigpen, County Recorder in North Carolina. Dude is serious.
New York to Settle Some Mortgage Claims With 5 Banks (Wall Street Journal) – This is the MERS lawsuit pursued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The settlement amount is $25 million. That’ll show ’em.
Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Docs (I): Ally’s Side Deal, (Firedoglake) – David Dayen keeps dunking on the mortgage settlement coverage, Lebron-style. Boom!
Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Docs (II): Giving Homes to Charity as a Penalty (Firedoglake) More from Dayen.
An Officer Had Backup: Secret Tapes (New York Times) I first heard this story on This American Life. It’s an exceptionally creepy tale of falsified crime statistics and the lengths to which the police bureaucracy will go to protect itself.
Lobbyists Call On Barack Obama To Tone Down Anti-Lobbyist Rhetoric (Huffington Post)
How Modern Demands Expose Old Core Systems (Bank Technology News) This one’s for IT geeks. Banks use old software that sometimes sucks and causes problems.
New York State Set to Add All Convict DNA to Its Database (New York Times) What could go wrong?
Why I left Google (JW on Tech)
Grime Wave: It’s a dirty job: Police nationwide take on soaring Tide detergent theft (The Daily) There’s a rash of people stealing Tide detergent and exchanging it for meth. Huh.