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Colorado governor's book raises Clinton veep speculation 27.5.2016 AP Politics
DENVER (AP) -- John Hickenlooper, Colorado's term-limited Democratic governor, released a candid autobiography and is doing the book talk rounds this week, reviving speculation that he is positioning himself to join Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign ticket....
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For many poor families, housing costs are 'out of reach' 26.5.2016 Washington Post
For many poor families, housing costs are 'out of reach'
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10 New Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch Next Season 20.5.2016 Wired Top Stories
10 New Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch Next Season
The major networks just wrapped up a week of presenting their new shows to advertisers. Here are the 10 most promising shows from this year's upfronts. The post 10 New Shows We Can't Wait to Watch Next Season appeared first on WIRED.
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Briefs: Paint-a-Thon, film aid, SkyWest, sPower 20.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Zions Bank accepting nominations for Paint-a-Thon service project Know a low-income person whose home could use a coat of paint? Zions Bank is accepting nominations of homes that its employees could paint in June as part of the company’s 25th annual Paint-a-Thon service project. “We know senior citizens cherish the opportunity to remain in their homes as long as possible,” said Zions Bank President Scott Anderson, noting that the average age of last year’s recipient was 75, with an average mo...
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Feds: Utah apartment owners wrongly refused to let family have a service dog 20.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Federal authorities have accused some Utah apartment landlords and their property managers of housing discrimination for allegedly refusing to accommodate a mentally disabled child’s request to keep a dog as a service animal. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has charged the owners of a Cottonwood Heights apartment complex and three rental properties in Salt Lake City with violating the Fair Housing Act in connection with the family’s 2015 complaint. HUD alleges that owners a...
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When Affordable Housing Bypasses the Poor 19.5.2016 American Prospect
McGhiever/Creative Commons At $470,000 per unit, Schmidt Artist Lofts in Minneapolis may be among the most expensive subsidized housing developments in the state's history, according to a new report.    It’s no secret that finding safe, affordable housing has become a major challenge for millions of Americans. The U.S. homeownership rate has neared a 48-year low , and declining vacancy rates have sent rents soaring. According to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies , the situation is particularly stressful for low-income renters: The number of vacant units with rents under $800 dropped by more than 12 percent between 2013 and 2014. Just a quarter of low-income families eligible for federal rental assistance even receive it. As the obstacles surrounding housing affordability continue to mount, new research and legal developments have also invigorated discussions of fair housing. The Fair Housing Act, which bars housing discrimination and requires recipients of federal funds to promote housing ...
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Ministry loses control of Memphis slums 19.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A U.S. judge appointed a receiver to manage and eventually sell two low-income apartment complexes in Memphis that lost federal subsidies because of numerous health and safety violations, which triggered a default on municipal bonds backed by the project. U.S. District Court Judge Jon McCalla appointed Foresite Realty Management to serve as receiver, according to an order dated Tuesday. Bank of New York Mellon Corp, the trustee for about $12 million bonds, recommended Foresight’s appointment. Ba...
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Veep staging ground? Policy moves put possible Latino picks in spotlight. 19.5.2016 Washington Post: Politics
In their Cabinet jobs, Democrats Castro and Perez pursue changes sought by the left.
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Jerry Brown for vice president? Why not? 18.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Now that Hillary Clinton appears to have a lock on the Democratic primary, speculation has turned to whom she will pick as a running mate.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been called the “obvious candidate" because she was talking about economic justice long before Bernie hit the campaign...

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The Daily 202: Failure of Burlington College is a big problem for Bernie and Jane Sanders 17.5.2016 Washington Post: Politics
School blames land deal made by senator’s wife as it goes belly up
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Who Will Be Trump's, Clinton's Vice President? 14.5.2016 NPR News
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be pick very different running mates. Here are 14 people in six categories they could choose from.
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New York-based M&T Bank pays $64M to settle federal probe 13.5.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal authorities say M&T Bank has agreed to pay $64 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly produced mortgage loans that were federally insured but didn’t meet the applicable requirements. In the settlement announced Friday by the U.S. attorney’s office, the Buffalo, New York-based bank acknowledges that from 2006 to 2011 […]
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The Daily 202: Jack Kemp’s ghost haunts Paul Ryan as he agonizes over Donald Trump 12.5.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Widespread agreement that almost everything about Trumpism would repulse the Speaker’s mentor
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Agency seeks input from public on possible fixes for controversial home closing rules 10.5.2016 Washington Post
Agency seeks input from public on possible fixes for controversial home closing rules
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Police: no remorse from man charged in shooting spree 8.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police say they’ve seen no signs of remorse from a federal police officer accused of a two-day shooting spree in a string of suburban parking lots in Maryland that left three people dead and three wounded. Eulalio Tordil, 62, of Adelphi is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Monday in […]
HUD Secretary Julian Castro Issues New Guidance For Landlords 8.5.2016 NPR News
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro says new guidance about fair housing will help people with an arrest record get a "second chance in life."
Kiefer Sutherland vehicle 'Designated Survivor' picked up to series at ABC 7.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Kiefer Sutherland is returning to television screens just when fictional America needs him most.

ABC announced Friday that it picked up the conspiracy thriller “Designated Survivor” to series, along with releasing a teaser trailer for the show. 

Sutherland plays Tom Kirkman, a lower cabinet member...

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The Latest: Suspect had to repay HUD for misusing program 7.5.2016 AP National
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- The Latest on the three fatal shootings in the Washington suburbs (all times local):...
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Why a Trump-backing tow truck driver says he refused service to a Sanders supporter 5.5.2016 Washington Post
Why a Trump-backing tow truck driver says he refused service to a Sanders supporter
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Buzz grows for Kaine as Clinton VP 4.5.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is emerging as an early favorite to be Hillary Clinton's running mate among major Democratic donors, operatives and congressional Democrats, who argue the Spanish-speaking former governor could be a steady hand in a difficult election environment.
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