Tag Archives: Freddie Mac

Bachmann Vs. Newt On Freddie Mac

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The World’s Most Expensive Historian

In one of the most snort-worthy lies ever vomited up by the GOP, Newt Gingrich is claiming that he was paid $1.6M by Freddie Mac to act as a historian. And not to peddle his influence as a lobbyist. I offered advice. My advice as an historian when they walked in and said we are now making loans to people ...

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Ex-Gays Mad That Fannie & Freddie Gave Money To LGBT Activist Groups

Via Christianist “news site” One News Now: The group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) is outraged that even though government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac went broke and received a federal bailout, they still managed to give thousands of dollars this year to homosexual activist groups. PFOX executive director Regina Griggs says Freddie Mac shelled ...

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Fannie & Freddie Suspend Foreclosures

Well, the stock market dropped another jillion points today and now it’s at about 50% of what it was a year ago. But at least Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced a temporary suspension of home foreclosures. Via Calculated Risk: Press Release from Fannie Mae (no link yet): Fannie Mae to Suspend Foreclosures Until January In order to support ...

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Mark Buse Worked For Freddie Mac

I totally missed it when I was looking at the list of his lobbying clients, but the Washington Post and others are reporting that openly gay McCain chief of staff Mark Buse once worked for Freddie Mac as a lobbyist. When mortgage giant Freddie Mac feared several years ago that Sen. John McCain was too outspoken on the issue of ...

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