Articles About Democrats

Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
03.01.2011

On Wisconsin!

Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker – a Tea Party favorite — accused the state legislature’s 14 Democratic senators of “vacationing” because they walked out of the State Legislature and took refuge in Illinois to avoid a vote that would strip most of the state’s employees of their collective bargaining rights.  Because of the Democrats’ absence, […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
02.22.2011

Government Looking to Require CMBS Insurance

President Barack Obama is proposing an option to create an insurance fund for mortgage-backed securities, similar to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation that protects Americans savings accounts. The proposal consists of three legislative options for making long-term changes to the housing finance system, while taking short-term moves to gradually reduce the government’s role in the […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
01.20.2011

Republicans May Underfund Dodd-Frank Implementation

President Barack Obama’s crackdown on Wall Street excesses could be hampered if the incoming Republican-controlled Congress refuses to fund two crucial regulatory agencies.  The Dodd-Frank financial reform law – passed with heavy Democratic support – promised a generous budget to regulate the $600 trillion over-the-counter derivatives market.  Now, the law’s implementation may be derailed by […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
01.06.2011

2010 U.S. Census Shows Slowest Population Growth in 70 Years

Now that the long-awaited data from the 2010 Census has been published, the states are learning which places will gain congressional seats and precious electoral votes — a circumstance that could impact the outcome of the 2012 presidential election.  The U.S. Constitution requires a census count every 10 years to accurately reflect population shifts in […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
11.19.2010

House GOP Taking a Second Look at Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Law

The newly empowered Republicans in the House of Representatives will attempt to rein in regulators who are in the process of implementing the comprehensive reform of financial rules and advocate for a smaller government role in the mortgage market.  By taking control of the House in the recent mid-term elections, the GOP will have more […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
11.05.2010

Save the Planet; Prevent Commercial Mortgage Meltdown

A total of $1.4 trillion worth of commercial real estate loans are coming due between now and 2014, with the majority on small- and medium-sized buildings that are either under water or very nearly there.  Writing for the Huffington Post, Daphne Wysham says that “crisis breeds opportunity. It turns out that buildings are responsible for […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
01.06.2010

TARP Savings Could Finance Jobs Program

The $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) cost $200 billion less than originally anticipated,  according to a new Treasury Department report.  That reflects faster repayments by big banks, as well as less spending on rescue programs as the financial sector recovers more quickly than expected. And it’s good news for President Obama’s new job […]

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Author:
Kurt Rosene
Posted:
12.15.2009

Arizona Ponders Sale/Leaseback of Some State Buildings to Cover $3.4 Billion Deficit

The cash-strapped State of Arizona may sell the identical House and Senate buildings where legislative business has been conducted for 50 years. A total of 32 properties within the Capitol complex, valued in excess of $1 billion, may be sold and leased for several years prior to assuming ownership again.  Investors would benefit from long-term […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
12.14.2009

Buddy, Can You Spare a Job?

With the national unemployment rate at 10.2 percent, President Barack Obama is focusing on job creation – the American public’s number one concern.  The administration’s “White House to Main Street” summit and tour is gathering advice from a variety of stakeholders, including business executives, small-business owners, economists, union officials and Ed Pawlowski, the mayor of […]

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Author:
Kurt Rosene
Posted:
03.02.2009

Obama’s Housing Plan Seeks to Help Homeowners in Trouble

Residential, Financing Nine million homeowners can breathe a preliminary sigh of relief.  They may get to keep their homes now that President Obama has unveiled his ambitious – and larger than expected — $75 billion mortgage relief plan.  At the same time, the Treasury Department will double the size of its support of Fannie Mae […]

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