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  • Newt Gingrich and the GOP's leadership bankruptcy

    Newt Gingrich and the GOP's leadership bankruptcy
    It's a measure of the leadership bankruptcy in the Republican Party that Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker chased from that illustrious post years ago by a combination of ethical lapses and personal hubris, should find himself politically...
  • No plan to 'divert' mortgage settlement money away from Md. homeowners, officials say

    Maryland's attorney general said Friday that the nearly $60 million from the national mortgage settlement that the state controls would be used to help people "victimized by the egregious conduct of the banks," in contrast with some states that intend...
  • GOP primary: Republicans need to stop playing on the left's terms

    GOP primary: Republicans need to stop playing on the left's terms
    Now it's Newt's turn. Having risen to the top in some opinion polls, the former speaker of the House is taking heat for large consulting fees paid to him by the government-sponsored mortgage company Freddie Mac for wisdom a New York Times editorial said...
  • CNN debate tonight: Here's hoping Wolf Blitzer won't let Newt Gingrich bully him

    CNN debate tonight: Here's hoping Wolf Blitzer won't let Newt Gingrich bully him
    Based on the number of televised GOP candidate debates in 2008, we are just about halfway through the process with tonight's CNN-hosted debate on foreign policy. I am encouraged by the big audiences of up to 6 million tuning in for some of the debates....
  • Prince George's schools receive $250,000 for 'principal pipeline'

    Prince George's County Public Schools has been awarded a one-year $250,000 grant from the Freddie Mac Foundation. This capacity-building grant will be used to enhance funding for the "principal pipeline" initiative that began this school year through a...
  • What do Christian conservatives see in Newt Gingrich?

    It amazes me that right-wing Christian Republicans would vote for Newt Gingrich. We just had Herman Cain remove himself from the 2012 presidential campaign for simply being accused of adultery. Gingrich admitted to committing adultery, more than once, yet...
  • Obama needs to do more to keep the jobless in their homes

    Obama needs to do more to keep the jobless in their homes
    Four years into the financial crisis, foreclosure numbers remain daunting, with nearly 80,000 U.S. households receiving default notices for the first time in August. But help might be at hand, now that the Obama administration is requiring mortgage...
  • Report: Agency failed to stop foreclosure abuses

    The federal agency overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac failed to stop abuses by the mortgage giants' network of foreclosure attorneys for years before problems surfaced in news accounts, according to a report released Tuesday. The inspector general for...
  • Who will win Iowa, the most conservative or the most electable?

    Who will win Iowa, the most conservative or the most electable?
    Now that the seven Republican presidential hopefuls have had their last televised debate before the Jan. 3 Iowa precinct caucuses, they have barely two weeks of on-the-ground campaigning to answer the two key questions facing the voters. The big one...
  • Harford County Association of REALTORS Announce 2011 Award Recipients

    President Fred Archer, Harford County Association of REALTORS® recently announced the 2011 REALTOR® of Year is Arletha (Candy) Myers associated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Bel Air.  The REALTOR® of the Year Award is bestowed upon the...
  • CNN, John King, ABC, Brian Ross have nothing to apologize for with Gingrich

    CNN, John King, ABC, Brian Ross have nothing to apologize for with Gingrich
    In November, I advanced one of CNN's  debates with a piece hoping aloud that Wolf Blitzer would not let Newt Gingrich bully him as the the former Speaker of the House had been doing to other debate moderators. Here's a bit of what I wrote: And so it...
  • Fannie and Freddie, not banks, deserve blame

    In its editorials and Dan Rodricks columns, The Sun continues to emphasize and underscore the big lie that banks or "predatory lenders" were the cause of the housing crash ("What took so long?" Jan. 26). "Predatory lending" is a term of relatively...