‘The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap’ by Matt Taibbi

(Random House / Random House)

Matt Taibbi investigates a system that arrests a man with a joint, but not the bankers who give drug lords billions


Google faces new pressure from states to crack down on illegal online drug sales

State attorneys general want the search giant to do more, and some shareholders have filed suit.

Fast and Furious official lands new gig

Jason Weinstein lands post at white-shoe law firm Steptoe & Johnson.


Banks aren’t the bad guys

(Seth Wenig / AP)

They didn’t cause — and shouldn’t be punished for — the recession.

Watchdog: Treasury needs an exit plan for bailed-out Ally Financial

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More nominees; an assistant AG departs; and more questions remain on the Clarence Thomas quip (read-this roundup)

In the Loop’s news roundup, more nominees from the White House; an assistant AG heads for the door; and questions remain about that Clarence Thomas quip.


Breuer Says Farkas Conviction Is `Significant Victory'

April 20 (Bloomberg) -- Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, head of the Justice Department's criminal division, talks about the conviction of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. former chairman Lee Farkas on conspiracy and fraud charges. He speaks with Julie Hyman on Bloomberg Television's "Fast Forward." (Source: Bloomberg)

Justice Department Chief of Staff Grindler is leaving

IN THE LOOP | Other top Justice officials also said to be departing.