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Obama Mortgage Plan

Homes, Banks, and Politics: Round 2 of Settlement Talks

Mike Lux | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Mike Lux

There are two big ways for more mortgage write-downs to happen, and two big goals progressives should have for the financial fraud task force.

Obama Holds First News Conference Of 2012

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Amid fresh concerns over the safety of American forces, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the accidental burning of Qurans in ...

Eastwood Meets West Wing: No Permanent Foreclosure Crisis?

Adam Levin | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business
Adam Levin

What kind of America do those who advocate debt forgiveness envision? Unless you believe that Gingrich's moon colonies will vastly increase supply in the coming years, you must believe that our collective future is rather bleak.

Showdown for the Banks, Showtime for Obama

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

If the mortgage settlement turns out to be the final installment of relief for homeowners, it will be a colossal failure, both as economics and as justice.

Sam Stein

Obama Administration And Banks Near Deal On Mortgage Fraud Legal Liability | Sam Stein | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, state attorneys general, and, perhaps, the nation's largest banks are close to a final settlement on the years...

Are Schneiderman and Liberal Groups Selling Out to Obama on Bank Fraud?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If the president thought his mortgage investigation announcement would be an easy sell to progressive critics, he was only half right at best.

Voters With Housing Woes Giving Up On Politicians

AP | By JERI CLAUSING | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Like just about everyone in the Phoenix area, Jen Pollock has lost several neighbors to foreclosure and short sales. And, like hun...

Obama's Plan For Troubled Mortgages: Too Little, Too Late | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

It was almost a blink-and-you-miss-it moment in President Barack Obama’s jobs speech, but for about 20 seconds—after he urged Congress to pass his...

Nearly 50 Percent Leave Obama Mortgage-Aid Program

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of the 1.3 million homeowners who enrolled in the Obama administration's flagship mortgage-relief program have fallen o...

Nearly 500,000 Have Abandoned Obama's Mortgage Aid Plan

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's flagship effort to help people in danger of losing their homes is falling flat. More than a third of th...

Mortgage Delinquencies Decline In 4Q

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The end of the foreclosure crisis is finally in sight. For the first time in almost three years, the number of homeowners falling b...

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...

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...