Items Tagged with '#fanniegate'


  • WaPo: Stop trying to resurrect Fannie and Freddie

    Remember the financial crisis?
    The call for the recapitalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now comes from nearly every side despite starting off as a long-shot idea. However, there’s at least one journal publication that adamantly says this Fannie-Freddie resurrection idea needs to die.
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  • Trending Thursday: Banks make more on mortgages while government steals GSE profits?

    Yale legal scholars on #FannieGate
    In a scathing essay in National Review, two Yale legal/business scholars issue a pretty damning indictment of the patina of legality smeared atop the taking of shareholder profits from Fannie and Freddie. Plus, homeownership hits a half-century low while apps grow. Here's everything that's happening.
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  • Judge orders massive release of Fannie, Freddie conservatorship docs

    Bove: Should eventually give shareholders their ownership rights back
    Will the public finally know if the Treasury took over Fannie and Freddie, despite the secondary mortgage market firms being adequately capitalized? Investors have long argued this is so, and that the controversial Third Amendment Sweep is illegal. Now, a federal judge is siding with them.
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  • #Fanniegate goes viral on Twitter

    There’s little middle ground in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac war of words
    There’s little middle ground in the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac war of words. If you’re on Twitter, you need to find the hashtag #Fanniegate. If you’re not on Twitter, don’t sweat it — we have the highlights.
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