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HUD Program Encouraging People To Buy Homes They Can't Afford

Washington Independant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced last week that first-time homebuyers soon will be permitted to turn their $8...

The GOP & Jack Kemp's Example: Inclusion Matters or the Party of Lincoln Will Perish

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

Jack Kemp was everybody's favorite Republican/Conservative. The GOP leadership would do well to model itself after him in class, temperament and substance.

Breaking News: MALDEF Leader Trasvina To Serve At HUD

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

The choice of Trasvina as Assistant HUD Secretary is sure to be seen as a victory by both the progressive and Latino communities.

Midnight Regs: Pollution in National Parks And More!

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today's additions to our Midnight Regulations chart include rules that affect our national parks, the approval and labeling of genetically-modified food, and public access to information.

Attorney General Sues Mortgage Rescue Firms

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning struggling homeowners about mortgage rescue companies. Madigan on Tuesday announced that she's file...

Illinois Foreclosures Soar

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The number of homeowners caught in the wave of foreclosures in October grew 25 percent nationally over the same month in 2007, data released Thursday ...

If You Like FEMA, You'll Love HUD

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harry Shearer

The Kafkaesque mobius strip of bureaucratic delays and excuses in New Orleans contrasts interestingly with the long-ago Jackson Square promise by the president to cut through red tape.

CHA Nabs Millions for Housing Aid

Chicago Tribune | Sara Olkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Housing Secretary Steven Preston said Friday that Chicago would get tens of millions of dollars to help improve mixed-income public housing and to hel...

The Lure of Strong Women

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Over the years, movies built on strong female characters have consistently entertained and inspired us. Instinctively, we root for these characters as we do for all non-conformists.

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.

New Orleans Protestors Vow To Keep Fighting

Associated Press | Cain Burdeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After violent clashes with police at City Hall, protesters vowed that the fight over a plan to demolish 218 public housing buildings for the poor was ...