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Lost In The Funhouse: The Twisted World Of Mortgage Lender Error

Ben Hallman | Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

Ben Hallman reported and wrote this story as a staff writer at the Center for Public Integrity. He recently joined The Huffington Post. Like milli...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney: I Don't Know If My Own Ad Is True Or Not | Jon Ward | Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney told CNN's Wolf Blitzer he had not seen an ad -- it is a radio ad -- charging that Newt Gingrich called Spanish "the language of ghetto" d...

State of the Union: Small Missing Pieces in the Messy Housing Puzzle

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Jed Kolko

You might have missed it among the long, long to-do list Obama gave last night, but the president announced two new housing proposals: more refinancing, and more investigations of banks. Neither is a breakthrough.

Gingrich Releases Lucrative Contract

AP | By BRIAN BAKST and BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

NAPLES, Fla. -- GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich began receiving payments from Freddie Mac in 1999 under a contract that paid his consulting b...

Ryan Grim

Lobbyist Sheds New Light On Gingrich Career | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The consultant Newt Gingrich hired to advise his health policy company on how to avoid registering its employees and executives as lobby...

Gingrich's Freddie Mac Contracts Released

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — Under pressure, Newt Gingrich arranged the release of a contract Monday night showing the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. paid hi...

Fannie, Freddie Writedowns Could Cost Taxpayers Surprisingly High Number

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business

(Corrects by substituting 7th paragraph quote. The original was a summary of the question posed to the FHFA and was used in error.) WA...

Newt Finds Himself On The Defense

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — Fresh off his big South Carolina win, Republican Newt Gingrich found himself on the defensive Monday as the volatile GOP president...

Housing Bust Continues To Haunt Big Banks

AP | By PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- The economy may be healing, but banks are suffering from a housing hangover. JPMorgan Chase spent $3.2 billion last year to fight lawsuit...

Freddie Mac Offers Extension to Unemployed Homeowners

Anna Cuevas | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Anna Cuevas

One of the government's largest lenders, Freddie Mac, has announced that they're allowing their unemployed borrowers to extend the amount of time that their payments can be suspended or reduced.

Loren Berlin

Help Wanted: Who Will Lead Housing Out Of Chaos? | Loren Berlin | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

The resignation of Fannie Mae CEO Michael Williams on Tuesday brings to the surface a fundamental problem: The federal government's housing policy is ...

Newt's Former Firm Makes Decision On Freddie Mac Contract Release

Bloomberg | Clea Benson | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

A lawyer for a consulting firm founded by former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he was barring the release of a contract between the Republican...

Loren Berlin

Mortgage Giant Changes Policy To Assist Unemployed Homeowners | Loren Berlin | Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

In an effort to assist unemployed homeowners, Freddie Mac has doubled the length of time that an unemployed borrower's mortgage payments can be reduce...

Newt Calls Criticism 'Nuts'

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

NEWPORT, N.H. — Working to reboot his presidential bid, Newt Gingrich is on the defensive in New Hampshire, under fire for a remark on race and ...

Gingrich Now Free To Release His Freddie Mac Records

Bloomberg | Lorraine Woellert and Clea Benson | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is free to release his contracts as an adviser to Freddie Mac (FMCC), the mortgage finance company say...

Federal Government Needs to Send a Clearer Message -- and a Strong One

Dan Kildee | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Dan Kildee

The bottom line is that communities are faced with growing costs from abandonment when they can least afford it and they are struggling to find creative ways to address the needs of government for revenue and communities for relief.

SEC Ramping Up Efforts To Stop Hedge Fund Fraud

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

Memo to hedge fund managers: It's a bad time to try to overachieve. The Securities and Exchange Commission is cracking down on hedge fund fraud, and t...

FBI Reportedly Investigating Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac For Role In Subprime Crisis

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

It's been a bad month for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced last week that it was suing half a dozen for...

How the Gingrinch Stole the Judiciary

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Gingrich apparently has this view that judicial independence and separation of powers are some quaint old relics that have seen better days.

Ex-Fannie Mae CEO Takes Leave Of Absence, Amid SEC Charges

Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

Daniel Mudd, the embattled former chief executive of mortgage financing company Fannie Mae, is taking a leave of absence from his current job as h...

Trulia's Real Estate Crystal Ball for 2012

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

My crystal ball is never as crystal-clear as I'd like, but I do think that we can expect a gradual economic recovery to move the housing market a few steps back toward normal in 2012.

Fannie, Freddie & Freud: Washington Needs a Shrink

Adam Levin | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

The people who argue there is too much regulation are right, because so much of it is ill-conceived and counterproductive. The people that argue there is too little regulation are also right, because most government action, both good and bad, ignores the 99%.

Regulator Mulling Mortgage Debt Reduction For Bankrupt: Report

Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is actively considering a proposal that would allow for a reduction in the outstanding mortgage debt ...

"Reprehensible," Says Newt

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Yu might have heard a recent word or two about Newt and Freddie Mac. About Newt and a relatively large sum of money -- we'll agree that $1.6 million is a relatively large sum of money, yes? -- he received for helping Freddie Mac.

WATCH: Super PAC Makes 'Baggage' Claims Against GOP Candidate

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

"Know what makes Barack Obama happy? Newt Gingrich's baggage." That's the claim put forth in a Tuesday ad released by Restore Our Future. The super...