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  • Unwinding Fannie and Freddie

    Unwinding Fannie and Freddie
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as it turns out, were a pleasant fiction. The quasi-government guarantors of mortgage loans seemed like a good deal for Americans during all the years when they helped guarantee the availability of affordable, long-term home loans without any apparent cost — and, at times, with great private gain for their shareholders. But their true cost became all too real when the government's implicit guarantee of Fannie and Freddie was made explicit during the housing crisis. The Bush administration, and the Obama administration after it, pumped $188 billion in borrowed taxpayer money into stabilizing Fannie and Freddie, lest they collapse altogether and turn the Great Recession into another Great Depression.
  • Hillary Clinton's stock is on the rise

    Hillary Clinton's stock is on the rise
    In the cease-fire struck between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got second billing to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's role as the prime go-between, and rightly so. But her highly visible hand-holding on both...

    Will it be Clinton? Cuomo? Warren?

    Will it be Clinton? Cuomo? Warren?
    Shortly after the 1988 presidential election, pollsters asked Democrats whom they favored to be their party's nominee in 1992. The strongest candidates were Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Gov. Mario M. Cuomo of New York. The governor of...

    O'Malley grabs 5% in early 2016 poll -- if Hillary stays out

    Polling on the 2016 presidential contest has already started, and Gov. Martin O'Malley has jumped out to a better-than 2-to-1 lead -- over last place finisher Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer. That's if Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President...

    O'Malley speaks to Iowa delegates about party's future

    CHARLOTTE -- Speaking to members of Iowa's influential delegation to the Democratic convention on Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a shot at several Republican governors while laying out a broad vision for the party that some suspect he hopes...