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Jesse Eisinger is a senior reporter at ProPublica.

In April 2011, he and a colleague won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series of stories on questionable Wall Street practices that helped make the financial crisis the worst since the Great Depression. He won the 2015 Gerald Loeb Award for commentary. He has also twice been a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

He was a regular columnist for The New York Times’s Dealbook section. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The NewYorker.com, The Washington Post, The Baffler, The American Prospect and on NPR and "This American Life." Before joining ProPublica, he was the Wall Street Editor of Conde Nast Portfolio and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, covering markets and finance.

He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the journalist Sarah Ellison, and their daughters.

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Senator Demands Answers from Freddie Mac’s Regulator

Sen. Robert Casey, D-Pa., today sent a series of questions to Freddie’s regulator, highlighting how much remains unknown about the mortgage giant’s controversial bets against American homeowners.

Freddie Mac’s Regulator Says Trades Were Shut Down Because They Were “Risky”

In a letter to Senator Robert Casey, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said it halted mortgage giant Freddie Mac’s controversial trades because they required specialized risk management.

Bets Against Homeowners Must Stop, Freddie Mac Was Told

After an examination by its regulator, Freddie agreed not to make new investments that profited from homeowners staying trapped in high interest-rate mortgages. But Freddie has kept billions worth of those investments.

Freddie Mac Bets Against American Homeowners

The taxpayer-owned mortgage giant made investments that profited if borrowers stayed stuck in high-interest loans while making it harder for them to get out of those loans.

From CEO to Candidate, Romney Flip-Flops on Debt

Needed: A Cure for a Severe Case of Trialphobia

Wall Street Is Already Occupied

Crony Capitalism? Hank Paulson’s Extraordinary Meeting

Bloomberg story shows that while we still haven’t had a full accounting of the financial crisis, we did have a Treasury Secretary sharing what amounts to inside information with a few elite Wall Street traders. Here are some questions that demand answers.

Dodd-Frank’s Derivatives Reforms: Clear as Mud

Why the SEC Won’t Hunt Big Dogs

Did Citi Get a Sweet Deal? Bank Claims SEC Settlement on One CDO Clears It on All Others

A $285 million SEC settlement appears to wipe the slate clean on Citi's multi-billion-dollar CDO business.

Trust Bust: Why No One Believes the Banks

A Rogue to the Rescue: UBS Scandal Reinforces Need for Strict Volcker Rule

Tackling Reams of Bank Data Can Take Diligence, and Trust

Bank of America Gets Buffetted

In U.S. Stress Tests, a Tool to Gauge Contagion in Europe

Once Unthinkable, Breakup of Big Banks Now Seems Feasible

In U.S. Monetary Policy, a Boon to Banks

After SEC Settlement With JPMorgan, Will Other Banks Pay Too?

Many other banks created deals with similar characteristics to the transaction that resulted in JPMorgan's $154 million settlement with the government. But the SEC still faces big challenges in wresting more settlements from banks.

Misdirection in Goldman Sachs’s Housing Short

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