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  • Trump and the Emasculated Voter

    10/15/2016 8:45:40 AM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 15-16, 2016 | David Gelernter
    There’s only one way to protect the nation from Hillary Clinton, and that is to vote for Donald Trump.
  • FBI Identifies San Bernardino Attack as "An Act of Terrorism"

    12/04/2015 11:27:45 AM PST · by WashingtonSource · 47 replies
    Fox ^ | December 4, 2015 | Press Conference
    Los Angeles FBI guy on Fox News just said it is now being officially being investated as an act of terrorism
  • Dow Futures Down 226 After Obama Fiscal Cliff Speech

    12/28/2012 3:27:14 PM PST · by WashingtonSource · 40 replies
    Dow Futures Live ^ | December 28, 2012 6:15 p.m. | Dow Futures Live
    Dow Futures Live As on 28-Dec-2012 18:15:18 EDT 12,777 -226.00 -1.77%
  • U.S. description of Benghazi attacks, at first cautious, changed after 3 days.

    10/19/2012 9:41:28 AM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 4 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | October 19, 2012 | Hannah Allam and Jonathan S. Landay
    WASHINGTON — In the first 48 hours after the deadly Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. diplomatic outposts in Libya, senior Obama administration officials strongly alluded to a terrorist assault and repeatedly declined to link it to an anti-Muslim video that drew protests elsewhere in the region, transcripts of briefings show. The administration’s initial accounts, however, changed dramatically in the following days, according to a review of briefing transcripts and administration statements, with a new narrative emerging Sept. 16 when U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice asserted in a series of TV appearances that the best information available indicated...
  • Man Questioned for Molotov Cocktail at Mall (Arlington, Va. Terrorist Attempt)

    10/19/2012 9:24:26 AM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 39 replies
    ARLNow.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | ARL Now
    Police and federal agents are searching for a man who threw a Molotov cocktail-like incendiary device inside the Ballston Common Mall. [Now found and arrested.] The man threw what was described as a “flaming bottle” from an upper level of the mall down to the food court. The device, said to be 40 ounce beer bottle, possibly containing gasoline or a similar substance, shattered on impact but did not explode, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. No one was injured.
  • More details emerge on U.S. ambassador's last moments

    09/16/2012 1:05:38 PM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | September 16, 2012 | Arwa Damon
    Benghazi, Libya (CNN) -- Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.
  • Rasmussen: Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 44%, Mandel (R) 44%

    08/15/2012 12:26:45 PM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 11 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | August 15, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Ohio shows Mandel and Brown each earning 44% support. Three percent (3%) favor some other candidate in the contest, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.
  • 50% Now View Paul Ryan Favorably; 43% Say He Was Right Choice

    08/14/2012 7:33:05 AM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 35 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 14, 2012 | Rasmussen
    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of Ryan, while 32% view him unfavorably. This includes 29% with a Very Favorable view of Romney’s vice presidential pick and 13% with a Very Unfavorable one. Only 13% are now unfamiliar with Ryan, and five percent (5%) are not sure about him.
  • Poll: Romney Claims Slight Edge in 15 'Battleground' States

    07/04/2012 6:45:33 AM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 3, 2012 | Steven Shepard
    President Obama remains marginally ahead of Mitt Romney in a new national CNN/ORC International poll released on Monday, although Romney leads Obama in the 15 states identified by the network as battleground states. Obama leads Romney nationally, 49 percent to 46 percent, with 4 percent of those surveyed saying they would vote for another candidate or neither candidate. That is inside the poll's margin of error, and it is identical to the 49 percent to 46 percent lead Obama had in the previous poll, conducted in late May. It is also similar to the latest Gallup tracking poll, which shows...
  • Lawrence Lindsey: Why Washington Hates Jamie Dimon

    05/18/2012 4:29:53 AM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 18, 2012 | Lawrence Lindsey
    . . . . So why is Congress holding hearings? The answer is the bank's CEO: Jamie Dimon. He is a lifelong Democrat and big contributor to Democratic candidates. This is not a way to get Republicans to like you. Since 2008 Mr. Dimon has also become increasingly critical and vocal about Mr. Obama's mishandling of the economy, and financial regulation in particular. Not a way to get Democrats to like you. . . .
  • ACORN Secretly Wrote 1992 Law That Set Fannie, Freddie 'On the Road to the Mortgage Meltdown'

    09/06/2011 6:12:34 AM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 30 replies
    MInd Over Market ^ | August 21, 2011 | Robert England
    The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) was a key architect of a law passed in 1992 that set Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on the road to ruin, according to a new book by Robert Stowe England to be released September 30 by Praeger. The book, Black Box Casino, uncovers the myriad factors that led to the financial crisis of 2008, the worst financial implosion of modern times. This story is one of many threads woven into the book's narrative. ACORN was a key leader in clandestine negotiations among housing activists to shape new legislation that would...
  • Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two

    07/09/2011 4:39:39 PM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 27, 2011 | John Papola and Russ Roberts
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQnarzmTOc
  • Is Media Matters breaking the law in its 'war' on Fox News?

    03/28/2011 4:16:44 PM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 20 replies
    The Examiner ^ | March 27, 2011 | Mark Tapscott
    Media Matters, the George Soros-backed legion of liberal agit-prop shock troops based in the nation's capital, has declared war on Fox News, and in the process quite possibly stepped across the line of legality. David Brock, MM's founder, was quoted Saturday by Politico promising that his organization is mounting "guerrila warfare and sabotage" against Fox News, which he said "is not a news organization. It is the de facto leader of the GOP, and it is long past time that it is treated as such by the media, elected officials and the public.”
  • Fannie, Freddie Loans Deemed 'Safe' Under Mortgage Rules

    03/28/2011 4:09:51 PM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 7 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | March 28, 2011 | Alan Zibel
    WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Loans sold to government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) will be deemed "safe" under new rules designed to encourage responsible lending practices, according to a summary of a proposal developed by federal regulators.
  • A Bust for the Crisis Detectives

    03/03/2011 12:52:04 PM PST · by WashingtonSource · 9 replies
    Mortgage Banking Magazine ^ | March 1, 2003 | Robert Stowe England
    In a way, it has become one of the great, unsolved mysteries. What really caused the financial crisis and panics of 2007 and 2008? That was the assignment for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, which Congress authorized with great fanfare in 2009. The quest for the answer is not an idle pursuit. In fact, it is a vital, burning question that still commands wide public interest. The reason, of course, is because the aftermath of the financial crisis still is a considerable drag on the financial health and economic vitality of the nation.
  • Q&A with Neil Barofksy

    11/01/2010 7:13:01 AM PDT · by WashingtonSource
    Mortgage Banking Magazine ^ | November 1, 2010 | Robert Stowe England
    The special inspector general for TARP discusses how and why the program has failed to meet some of its stated goals. . . . . Q: There have been statements since your audit report on the decision to pay 100 percent for the toxic assets in Maiden Lane III to AIG’s counterparties that said that the government and Federal Reserve Bank officials did not have the authority to require less than 100 percent payment. Yet, as you point out, the same officials did not have the authority to compel banks to accept the capital injections, yet they pressured them to...
  • 'Draw Muhammad' Cartoonist Goes Into Hiding at FBI's Insistence After Assassination Threat

    09/17/2010 2:20:23 PM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 16, 2010 | FoxNews.com
    The Seattle cartoonist whose artwork sparked the controversial "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day!" has gone into hiding at the advice of the FBI after being targeted by a radical Muslim cleric, according to the newspaper that published her comics. Molly Norris has moved and changed her name, the Seattle Weekly said Wednesday, after U.S.-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki placed her on an execution hit list.
  • Treasury Moves Raise Questions about Expanded Role for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    12/28/2009 7:22:35 AM PST · by WashingtonSource · 2 replies · 282+ views
    Mind Over Market ^ | December 26, 2009 | Robert Stowe England
    A Treasury announcement Christmas Eve raises a lot of questions about the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. •Is the Administration planning a future where the two companies become permanent government agencies? •Is the Administration laying the groundwork to expand the capacity of the two agencies to retain more mortgages and buy more mortgage-backed securities? •Is the administration planning to ramp up loan modifications involving principal reductions, which would mean more near-term lossess for Fan and Fred? Those are some of the questions posed by mortgage industry consultant Ed Pinto.
  • C-Span 2 Coverage of Senate Debate LIVE

    12/20/2009 5:36:09 PM PST · by WashingtonSource · 455 replies · 6,951+ views
    C SPAN ^ | December 21, 2009 | C-SPAN
    Health Care Legisaltion: 1:01 am ET 1st procedure vote.
  • Rob Johnson: Too-Big-To-Fail Dragon Not Slain in House Financial Regulatory Reform Bill

    12/13/2009 6:50:53 PM PST · by WashingtonSource · 5 replies · 374+ views
    Mind Over Market ^ | December 13, 209 | Robert Stowe England
    In the financial regulatory overhaul bill that passed the House December 11, insufficeint regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives 'renders impotent' the enhanced resolution powers aimed at making sure large financial institutions are not too big to fail, according to economist Robert Johnson