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    Housing Finance Nominee: Expect Big Government Housing Policies Doomed to Fail

    President Obama nominated Representative Mel Watt (D–NC) as new chief regulator to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), replacing the current acting director Edward DeMarco. Watt has strong support from liberals in both the House and the Senate as a longtime member of the House Financial Services Committee and advocate … More

    Nasty NACA: The Housing Shakedowns Continue

    Like the more infamous ACORN, the Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America is another leftist group waging war on free enterprise while filling its own coffers by using shakedown tactics. NACA variously accuses banks of engaging in predatory subprime lending or ignoring the needs of low-income communities. And the group likes … More

    Major Obstacle to Prolonging the Housing Crisis Clears Hurdle

    If the Senate Democrat/Citigroup plan to allow bankruptcy judges to rewrite mortgage contracts becomes law, there is no doubt that many homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgages will be helped in the short term. But there is never any such thing as a free lunch. What benefits these … More

    Keeping the Focus on Dodd's Deal

    Our friends at FreedomWorks are keeping the pressure on Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) for his sweetheart deal with Countrywide Financial and the housing bailout he negotiated to benefit the company. During a recent trip to Capitol Hill, the FreedomWorks team brought its Pander-bear to Union Station to shine the spotlight … More

    The Left Does Not Understand What Free Markets Are

    Late yesterday Portfolio.com reported that a bunch of powerful Washington politicians were given below market loans by Countrywide Financial. Among those receiving “special” loans that saved them thousands of dollars were former HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson and Senate Banking chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT). Rounding up the morning’s news for his … More