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Obama: Time To Turn The Page On Big Woes

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the housing market is healing, but it's time to turn the page on the "bubble-and-bust mentality" that l...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's Housing Plan Would Keep Government Involved In Mortgages

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government may continue to play an outsized role in the nation’s roughly $10 trillion home loan market under a proposal Presi...

Obama Returning To Arizona To Tout Housing Recovery

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

* Obama to speak about housing's rebound in Arizona * Speech returns to themes of address given in 2009 * Arizona typica...

Sam Stein

Another Obama Flop Prosecuting Wall Street -- So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before last year's State of the Union address, the Obama administration offered The Huffington Post an exclusive. During his speec...

Ben Hallman

The 1 Thing Obama Must Fix To Secure His Economic Legacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama secured reelection while managing to talk around one area of economic policy in which experts frequently charge him with failur...

Why Don't the Presidential Candidates Talk More About Housing?

Dr. Stan Humphries | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Dr. Stan Humphries

Why doesn't Mitt Romney spend more time talking about housing given that Obama doesn't have a politically winning argument on this front? Well, it turns out that Obama hasn't left Romney many politically attractive options to do so.

The Real Debate Loser: The Voters

Tracy Van Slyke | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Tracy Van Slyke

Wednesday's night debacle of a debate hurt on many levels, not just because of of the failures of moderator Jim Lehrer, but because of our presidential candidates. I don't care who the pundits say won the debate, because in the end, the sad fact is that the American people lost.

Arthur Delaney

Sad Milestone For Obama's Foreclosure Prevention Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said in 2009 that a new program to fight foreclosures would help as many as 4 million struggling homeowners obtai...

VIDEO: Underwater Voters Have Message for Obama

Van Jones | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Van Jones

Housing and foreclosures have been largely absent from the political debate, but they're about to break through in a big way. Battleground states like Nevada, Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Wisconsin, and North Carolina have been among the hardest hit by the housing crisis.

Why Democrats Are Relishing The GOP Primary

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has long relished a dragged-out Republican primary contest that would leave the eventual GOP nominee battere...

Sam Stein

EXCLUSIVE: President Obama To Announce Mortgage Unit To Probe Financial Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama will announce the creation of a special unit to investigate misconduct an...

Amanda Terkel

White House: No Cabinet Shake-Up Before 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Senior Advisor David Plouffe went on CNN, ABC and Fox News on Sunday to explain President Obama's economic policies. He blam...

Doing Two Things at Once: Jobs and Housing as Routes Out of Recession?

David Coates | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
David Coates

Will somebody wake up the White House? A jobs bill without a housing bill will also not keep Obama in the White House for a second term.

Right to Rent: Will the Obama Administration Finally Fix Housing?

Dean Baker | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

It would take a law passed by Congress to create a right to rent for the people losing their home to foreclosure. However, President Obama could unilaterally act to require Fannie and Freddie to go this route.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Calls For End To Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration outlined three options Friday to change the way home loans are financed, calling for the slow death of mortgage g...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Administration Will Spend Just $12 Billion Of The $50 Billion Promised To Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure, CBO Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration will spend less than a quarter of the $50 billion it promised to help homeowners facing foreclosure, the nonpartisan Congress...

Arthur Delaney

Seth Wheeler, Architect Of Homeowner Help Program, Resigns

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A senior Treasury department official closely involved with the Obama administration's struggling mortgage modification program has called it quits --...

Obama Housing Help Announcement: $1.5 Billion For Five Hardest-Hit States

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HENDERSON, Nev. — Days before hosting an intensive health care summit with both Republicans and Democrats, President Barack Obama made a fervent...

Obama Housing Plan Being Expanded

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With less than 24 hours on the clock, Rose Inman's foreclosure was postponed Thursday for 60 days. But after spending hundreds of dollars she couldn't...

Preventing Foreclosure: Government Incentives For Homeowners

New York Times | EDMUND L. ANDREWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Wednesday began the most ambitious effort since the 1930s to help troubled homeowners, offering lenders and ...

Editorial: Obama's Housing Plan "Won't Fix The Problem"

New York Times | JOHN D. GEANAKOPLOS and SUSAN P. KONIAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TO stanch the hemorrhage of foreclosures, we don't need another bailout. What we need is a fix -- and the wisdom to see what is in our own self-intere...

What is Fair?

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joe Peyronnin

These are not ordinary times, so extraordinary steps must be taken. While differences of opinion should be heard, at the end of the day actions must be taken now.

Obama Foreclosure Speech: Housing Plan (FULL TEXT)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama announced his plan to reduce foreclosures at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona Wednesday. The $75 billion plan could prevent up to 9 mi...

Sam Stein

Palin Makes Her First Gaffe

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Sarah Palin made her first potentially major gaffe during her time on the national scene while discussing the developments of the perilous housin...

Disappointed Bloggers Redo ABC Debate And Obama Responds

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

The Democratic debate in Philadelphia was a farce. So Democratic bloggers at MOMocrats asked Obama to answer a series of real questions online. And he did.