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Friday | Ridenbaugh Press

Idaho and the 17th

The Idaho Republican Party endorses repeal of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, which allows election of U.S. senators by popular vote - and not the Legislature.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jim Risch, Republican, Larry Craig, Idaho Government, Idaho

Friday | The Heritage Foundation

Fannie and Freddie 2.0: The Senate Does Not Get the Government Out of the Market

In an effort to reform the nation's housing finance system, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson and ranking member Mike Crapo have announced that they will hold a markup for their bill on April 29, but many details still have to be ironed out.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Bob Corker, Senator Mark Warner

Thu Apr 17, 2014

National Mortgage News

HUD's Donovan Works to Rally Liberals Behind GSE Bill

Learn about this year's finalists and see who won the 2013 MT Award. 2013 MT Awards: 10X Award The 10X Award honors a company, product or technology that's had an exponential impact on mortgage finance.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Tim Johnson

TheStreet.com

Blackstone Discusses Fannie and Freddie Stake

"I honestly don't think we are going to be the mover and shaker on this," James told TheStreet during a press conference following the company's first quarter earnings release Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican

NAFCU

at White House again, updates CUs on housing finance reform

April 17, 2014 - NAFCU's senior staff, in a new video, updated credit unions on the status of housing reform discussions in Congress and action NAFCU is taking to ensure credit unions' interests in any final housing reform plan.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Brooklyn man running for Senate in Idaho, Oregon and Alaska - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - A Brooklyn, N.Y. attorney who's never been to Idaho is not only running again for a U.S. Senate seat from the state, after doing the same four years ago - he's also running for Senate seats in Alaska and Oregon this year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Jim Risch, Senator Mark Begich, Senator Jeff Merkley, Democrat, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

National Mortgage News

Small Lenders Fear GSE Reform Bill Could Endanger Them

A landmark housing finance bill has brought back mortgage bankers' old fears about "mission creep" by secondary market players.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican

Bloomberg

HUD Secretary Urges Civil Rights Groups to Support Housing Bill

Civil rights groups should back a bipartisan Senate effort to remake the nation's housing finance system "despite its imperfections," U.S. Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan said today.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican

Tue Apr 15, 2014

TheStreet.com

PIMCO Sees Flaw in Obama Fannie Freddie Wind-down Plan

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Related Topix: Mozilla, TheStreetcom, Media, TheStreet, Computers, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, US Politics, Republican, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Business Wire

CCAGW Warns of the GSEsa Debt Bomb

The letter reads as follows: "Last month, a senior Treasury Department official called for giving the outstanding debt and mortgage-backed securities obligations of the government-sponsored housing enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac the explicit 'full faith and credit' of the United States government.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, US Politics, Republican, Financial Services, Fannie Mae, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Treasury

Mon Apr 14, 2014

NAFCU

Discussions with White House continue on GSE reform

April 15, 2014 - NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler and Director of Regulatory Affairs Mike Coleman took part in another meeting held by White House and administration officials Monday on housing finance reform , particularly on regulatory issues that could arise from the draft Johnson-Crapo reform package.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

National Mortgage News

Senate Banking Leaders May Delay Vote on GSE Reform

Learn about this year's finalists and see who won the 2013 MT Award. Charlie Keating, who died on March 31, epitomized an era today's mortgage lenders would do well to remember as low-yielding portfolio assets tempt them to take bigger risks.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican, Bob Corker

Housing Wire

Moody's: Johnson-Crapo could ramp up issuance of private-label RMBS

The Johnson-Crapo housing reform measure is slated for markup April 29, and a report by Moody's Investors Services says the GSE package could help kick-start issuance in the private-label residential mortgage-backed securities.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Maxine Waters, US Senate, Tim Johnson, Republican

News Max

Phony Fannie-Freddie Reform Empowers the Left

Ever since the phrase appeared in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," and its variations have become familiar expressions.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Fannie Mae, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, US Politics, Republican, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

America's Huge Mortgage-Market Distortions Are Likely To Endure

You could argue that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two "government-sponsored enterprises" in the mortgage business which received the biggest bail-out of the financial crisis, have paid their debt to society.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Financial Services, Fannie Mae, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican

Thu Apr 10, 2014

NAFCU

Thaler, Pevo at White House on GSE reform

April 11, 2014 - NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler and Legislative Affairs Director Jillian Pevo took part in another meeting held by White House and administration officials Thursday on housing finance reform.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Economist

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: The ugly twins of finance

YOU could argue that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two "government-sponsored enterprises" in the mortgage business which received the biggest bail-out of the financial crisis, have paid their debt to society.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Fannie Mae, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican

Free Republic

Banker Who Helped Crash Housing Market Helped Crafting Mortgage Reform

Controversial housing finance reform legislation making its way through the Senate Banking Committee was co-written by a former mortgage trader for Countrywide Financial and Wachovia, two of the subprime mortgage behemoths at the center of the housing market crash in 2007.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Countrywide Financial, Financial Services, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Bob Corker, Democrat, Tim Johnson

Wed Apr 09, 2014

KTVB Boise

WWII vet helped bury 3,000 military service members

Sandy McCary's father lovingly kept records of more than 3,000 veterans he helped lay to rest at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Boise, ID, Eagle, ID

TheStreet.com

Obama's Favorite Housing Plan Risks 'Runaway Corporate Exploitation': Nader

NEW YORK -- Bipartisan housing reform legislation proposed by Sens. Tim Johnson and Mike Crapo "could open the door wide for runaway corporate exploitation," argues consumer advocate and sometime third party Presidential candidate Ralph Nader in a letter he sent Wednesday to members of the Senate Banking Committee.

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Related Topix: TheStreetcom, Media, TheStreet, Computers, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican, US House of Representatives, Maxine Waters, Representative John Delaney

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