User: flenvcenter Topic: Shelter and Housing-National
Category: Policy
Last updated: Jul 02 2020 17:16 IST RSS 2.0
 
59,610 to 59,629 of 59,733    
Obama Sides With Banks Accused of Racism 7.4.2009 Mother Jones
A number of big national banks stand accused of systematically bilking black and Latino borrowers. And the administration of our first black president is siding with the banks. At the end of April, the Obama administration will go before the US Supreme Court to argue that those banks—including bailout recipients Bank of America, Citi, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase—should be allowed to duck a state investigation into their lending practices. If that sounds like the politics of the past, it is. The Obama administration has opted to maintain the stance of the Bush administration—one opposed by the NAACP and other major civil rights groups. And it won't be some Bush holdover making the arguments in Cuomo v. The Clearing House ...
Also found in: [+]
Iraq Policy and Obama's War 7.4.2009 Washington Post
44 | Trip to Baghdad underscores the responsibility Obama now has for the conflict in Afghanistan.

Also found in: [+]
President’s mom-in-law gives rare interview 7.4.2009 MSNBC

The first lady and her mother appear on the cover of the magazine's May issue.In her first major interview since moving into the White House, first grandmother Marian Robinson seemed less impressed with the fact that her son-in-law is president than with the job he’s doing as the head of a family that includes two young daughters.


Low-income Flag housing gets $602K 7.4.2009 Arizona Daily Sun
Flagstaff Housing Authority will spend $602,000 over the next few months replacing furnaces, roofs and windows, thanks to the federal stimulus program.
Also found in: [+]
Biden Blamed Bush, Gingrich for Virginia Tech Shootings 7.4.2009 American Spectator
It was President Bush's fault. And Newt's. When a student went on a rampage and killed 32 students at Virginia Tech in April of 2007, then-Senator Joe Biden, at the time running for ...
House to Probe Adherence to Bailout's Pay Limits 7.4.2009 Washington Post: Education
A congressional oversight committee opened an investigation yesterday into whether the Obama administration is circumventing a law that limits lavish pay for executives at firms benefiting from the $700 billion federal bailout.

Obama Guantanamo policy may get Supreme Court test (AFP) 7.4.2009 Yahoo: Politics
AFP - For the first time since taking office, President Barack Obama will see his Guantanamo policy tested before the US Supreme Court after 14 Chinese Uighurs detained without charge lodged a petition for their release. ...
House likely to OK Houston apartment safety crackdown 7.4.2009 Houston Chronicle: Texas
The city of Houston will be forced to keep the pressure on apartment owners who fail to keep tenants safe and units up to code if the Legislature agrees to new regulations for strict and permanent building inspections.

Government targets mortgage scams that charge upfront fees 7.4.2009 Twincities.com: Business
WASHINGTON — Federal and state officials are cracking down on mortgage-modification scams, accusing "criminal actors" of preying on desperate borrowers caught up in the nation's housing crisis.

Also found in: [+]
Rep. Frank pushing for changes to financial system 7.4.2009 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank said Monday he's pushing legislation he said will create the kinds of regulations needed to help avert a repeat of the country's financial meltdown.
Also found in: [+]
A Solution for Undocumented Immigrants Who Drive 7.4.2009 Washington Post: Editorials
WE'VE SAID before that it makes little sense to deprive illegal immigrants of drivers licenses: It only will encourage more people to drive without proper training or insurance, endangering everyone. At the same time, as other states have tightened their laws, Maryland reportedly has become a magnet for illegal immigrants seeking licenses. This is unacceptable, too, given the possibilities of fraud and abuse. The Maryland General Assembly is wrestling with this dilemma.
Also found in: [+]
U.S. lawmaker plans law to curtail risky mortgages 7.4.2009 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
A powerful U.S. lawmaker said on Monday he is preparing a broad package of legislation that would promote stability in the mortgage market by limiting future subprime lending, and would also take on executive compensation and limit systemic risk.
Also found in: [+]
Rep. Frank pushing for changes to financial system 7.4.2009 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank said Monday he's pushing legislation he said will create the kinds of regulations needed to help avert a repeat of the country's financial meltdown.
Also found in: [+]
U.S. lawmaker plans law to curtail risky mortgages (Reuters) 7.4.2009 Yahoo: Business
Reuters - A powerful U.S. lawmaker said on Monday he is preparing a broad package of legislation that would promote stability in the mortgage market by limiting future subprime lending, and would also take on executive compensation and limit systemic risk.
Seat belt law up for vote in NH House 7.4.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
Federal officials said Monday that highway deaths last year were the lowest in almost 50 years, and tougher seat-belt laws were one factor.
U.S. policy on Cuba evolving under Obama 7.4.2009 MSNBC
President Barack Obama will soon move to ease travel and financial restrictions on Cuba as his administration conducts a broad review of its policy toward the communist nation, a senior American official said Monday.
U.S. lawmaker plans law to curtail risky mortgages (Reuters) 7.4.2009 Yahoo: Business
Reuters - The chairman of a powerful U.S. Congressional committee plans to unveil legislation intended to provide longer-term stability to the U.S. mortgage market by preventing lenders from securitizing the full value of their loans.
US policy on Cuba evolving under Obama (AP) 7.4.2009 Elections
AP - President Barack Obama will soon move to ease travel and financial restrictions on Cuba as his administration conducts a broad review of its policy toward the communist nation, a senior American official said Monday.
Afghan 'rape' law draws international fire 7.4.2009 CNN: Top Stories
"In Afghanistan, the sacrifice in the political game is women and children," female Afghan parliamentarian Fawzia Koofi said.
Also found in: [+]
When Will We Reach the Tipping Point on Guns? 6.4.2009 AlterNet.org: Discuss
How many shootings does there have to be in the news before we wonder about the wisdom of allowing just about anyone to get a gun in America?
Also found in: [+]
59,610 to 59,629 of 59,733