Articles in Category: 'Freddie Mac'

By: Michael Barone | Posted: March 21, 2013 3:55 AM
Rarely does a political party issue a document so scathingly critical of itself and its most recent presidential nominee as the report of the five-member Growth and Opportunity Project of the Republican National Committee.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: December 31, 2012 3:55 AM
There's a natural human impulse to help people who need a hand. In the political world, that often translates to an impulse to have government help people who need a hand. Who wants to argue with that? 
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: December 10, 2012 3:55 AM
Is mass migration from Mexico to the United States a thing of the past?
 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: July 10, 2012 3:55 AM
Comes now news from across the pond that executives at one of the world's most respected banks, Barclays, rigged Libor. Even the venerable Bank of England is apparently being investigated.
 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: May 10, 2010 12:02 AM

By Friday of this week, the Senate Majority leader hopes to conclude debate on the financial reform bill. This bill has been pending for more than 3 weeks and major legislation is getting backed-up due to the valuable floor time it is consuming. Passing financial reform out of the Senate this week will  be a tough feat for the Senate Democrats, because more than 100 amendments remain to be considered.

 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: May 15, 2010 12:19 AM
Financial reform dominated the U.S. Senate again this week as members debated and voted on dozens of amendments. One of the amendments that took some time on the floor was offered by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). It proposed to break up the government-sponsored enterprise we know as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: July 12, 2011 3:55 AM

"The Disappearing Black Middle Class" ran the headline over the Chicago Sun-Times story. And the statistics from the Economic Policy Institute were indeed sobering.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: July 21, 2011 3:55 AM

When governments want to encourage what they believe is beneficial behavior, they subsidize it. Sounds like good public policy.

 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: January 24, 2012 3:55 AM
This may be the golden age of presumptuous ignorance. The most recent demonstrations of that are the Occupy Wall Street mobs. It is doubtful how many of these semi-literate sloganizers could tell the difference between a stock and a bond.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: December 12, 2011 8:37 AM

Mainstream media pundits gave Newt Gingrich "A's" for his stage performance in Des Moines on Saturday night.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: January 26, 2012 3:55 AM
You know politicians are serious when they move from campaigning to governing. Something like that may be happening on the Republican campaign trail -- but, unfortunately, not at the Obama White House.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: January 25, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to Newt Gingrich's post-speaker activities on the Hill, it all depends on what your definition of "lobbying" is.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 23, 2010 4:05 AM

Existing home sales fell 15 percent in November compared to a year ago, and prices dipped along with them, according to a report released Wednesday by the Florida Association of Realtors.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 9, 2010 4:05 AM

A pilot program to prevent foreclosures in Lee County will get a statewide rollout in February, pending federal approval, state officials said Wednesday.

 
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