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THE DETENTION DILEMMA

Obama Makes Indefinite Detention and Military Commissions

His Own

by Dafna Linzer
ProPublica

.(John Moore/Getty Images)

President Obama yesterday (03/07) formalized indefinite detention for dozens of men held at Guantanamo Bay and announced that the Pentagon would move ahead with military trials for a handful of other detainees. (mais…)

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Eye on Loan Modifications

By the Numbers: A Revealing Look at the Mortgage Mod

Meltdown

by Olga Pierce and Paul Kiel
ProPublicamortgage-broker-network

For the past year, we’ve been digging into the administration’s fumbling efforts. We’ve crunched a lot of numbers along the way, and now we’re sharing what we found – including loads of previously unreported data.

Using new Treasury Department figures, previously unreleased documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, and new analyses of state and industry data, we have assembled the most detailed look yet at how the the mortgage industry and the government’s main effort, the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), have failed homeowners. It provides crucial context to the ongoing government investigation into mortgage servicing practices, which might lead to reforms of how banks and servicers handle homeowner requests for modifications. (mais…)

NEWS RULES TO PRIVATE JET FLIGHTS

FAA Moves to Limit Blockout System Hiding Private Jet Flights

by Michael Grabell
ProPublica

.(Stock photo from Flickr: Corporate Flight Management)

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing rules that would prevent private plane owners from keeping their flight records secret unless they can provide a valid security concern. (mais…)

FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS

Disabled Former Cop in Student Loan Story Gets Her Debt

Forgiven

by Sasha Chavkin
ProPublica

The Department of Education has finally forgiven the student debt of disabled former police officer Tina Brooks—who we featured in our Feb. 13 story about the government’s broken program for forgiving the federal student loans of borrowers who become seriously disabled. (mais…)

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