Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are blamed to greater or lesser degrees — depending on the political ideology of the finger-pointer — for their roles in the 2008 financial meltdown.But even before the bursting of the mortgage bubble, critics complained the mortgage companies were risky.
In what is admittedly not the most useful polling result ever, CNN/Opinion Research reported Tuesday that about half a group it polled was split on whether President Obama would be re-elected.According to the survey, 51 percent said Obama wouldn't be re-elected while 46 percent said he would.
Appealing to their sense of patriotism, President Obama asked U.S. business leaders Monday to start making investments, with the cash they've been stockpiling, that would create domestic jobs.In a speech at the U.S.
Since the creation of the Transportation Security Administration shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, its airport screeners have sought to be part of a collective bargaining unit.The Bush Administration and congressional Republicans opposed that, however.
Earlier this evening, the White House press office released a few excerpts from President Obama's State of the Union.They indicate that Obama is going to remind his audience that if Democrats and Republicans are to get anything done, they need each other since both parties are in position to stalema