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The Swampby Frank James The Federal Reserve and Treasury Department unveiled their latest plans to loosen up the mortgage and consumer credit markets. The Fed is basically going to buy up to $600 billion in bonds and mortgage-backed securities of......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Bush, who has occasionally lamented that he regrets some of the tough talk he uttered in the war on terror - terms such as "dead or alive'' or "bring 'em on'' - also allows that the......
Tags: History, Death, Defense Equipment, Terrorism, George W. Bush
The Swampby Frank James Who wouldn't want one of those 4.5 percent mortgages that are now being considered as a way to revive the economy? Sign me up. But there's evidently some disagreement about whether such mortgages would be available to......
The Swampby Frank James If you thought the Republican war against ACORN ended on Election Day passed, you would be wrong. Very wrong. House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio is demanding that the Housing and Urban Development Department withhold $17.2......
The SwampFrom left, former CEOS Richard Syron of Freddie Mac, Daniel Mudd of Fannie Mae, Leland Brendsel of Freddie Mac and Franklin Raines of Fannie Mae, right on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) by Frank James A lot of congressional......
The Swampby Mike Memoli House Minority Leader John Boehner today escalated a growing battle with Congressional Democrats and the White House, accusing the latter of "childish partisanship" after President Obama criticized him for remarks about the financial...
The Swampby Frank James Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and the rest of the central bank policymakers decided to throw the long ball down the field to the end zone when everybody thought they were just going to try and pick......
The Swampby Frank James The Bush Administration once again comes off looking poorly in the latest installment of the New York Times series called "The Reckoning" for pouring fuel on the raging fire that was the housing bubble, then waiting to......
Tags: Jason Thomas, George W. Bush, Mortgages, Bankruptcy, White House
Spin CycleOne of the most remarkable aspects of the current financial crisis is the speed with which "laissez-faire" lecturers have either lost faith or gotten religion --depending on how you look at the world. The Financial Times of London today puts......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, announcing a $75-billion federal aid plan for millions of homeowners facing mortgage foreclosures, today will say the nation is facing "a crisis unlike any we've ever known.'' Appearing in Mesa, Arizona, to announce...
The Swampby Frank James Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday called for a major reform of the financial regulatory system to create more "holistic" oversight of the world's largest financial institutions in an effort to avoid a repeat of the......
The Swampby Paul Richter Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that President Obama has intensified the nation's risk of terrorist attacks by jettisoning key elements of the Bush administration's aggressive approach. The criticism came in a broad-based...
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