Items Tagged with '2016 Presidential election'

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  • Here's the housing story (or lack thereof) of the 2016 election

    How housing didn't matter in this campaign
    Well America, we made it. We survived the most ridiculous, insane, over-the-top, depressing, and ultimately underwhelming campaign in modern political history and we made it. It’s #ElectionDay. So considering that we focus on housing here at HousingWire (hence the name), we felt it important to look at how housing mattered (actually it didn’t) in this election cycle.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: What's the real impact of landmark CFPB-PHH ruling?

    And will housing come up at the last presidential debate?
    The mortgage business is still reeling in the wake of the landmark ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which last week declared the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's leadership structure unconstitutional and vacated a $103 million fine against PHH. So what's the real impact of the decision? Plus, will they actually discuss housing during the final presidential debate this week?
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  • Trump tax dodge common business strategy among housing types

    Homebuilders and subprime lenders also benefitted from net operating loss carrybacks
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s method to legally avoid federal income taxes for up to 18 years after suffering a $916 million business loss in 1995 is based on the same law that prevented many housing companies from going out of business less than a decade ago. In fact, one lawyer said back when this was going on that the law was most applicable to homebuilders.
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  • Hillary Clinton reportedly adds former CFPB assistant director Rohit Chopra to transition team

    Politico: Outspoken critic of student loan debt issue set to join Clinton's team
    Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State and current Democratic nominee for president, is adding one of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s close allies and a former executive at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to her transition team as she prepares for the coming election.
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  • Tim Kaine: Here's how Hillary Clinton will ensure fair housing for all

    Democratic vice presidential nominee pens op-ed for CNN on housing plans
    The Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, spent much of his pre-politics career as a fair housing attorney, spending nearly 20 years fighting for fair housing, and it looks like he plans to continue that fight if he becomes vice president. Here, in Kaine's own words, is the Democrats' plan to ensure fair housing for all.
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  • Donald Trump talks housing (and everything else) in speech to homebuilders

    Republican nominee plays to the crowd, touches on housing and homebuilding
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke Thursday to the National Association of Home Builders. And in a wide-ranging speech that touched on the Iraq War, the current political climate in the Middle East, and much more, Trump doubled down on his claim that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and President Obama are the "founders of ISIS." He even managed to mix in some housing talk as well.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is housing talk finally coming to the 2016 election?

    A full rundown of all things housing in the race for the White House
    Well, we're smack dab in the middle of election season now, and housing is thus far, decidedly not on the agenda. But is that all about to change? While Republican nominee Donald Trump didn't touch on housing in his acceptance speech last week, the Republican Party platform does call for significant changes to the country's housing finance system. As for the Democrats, the party made two big moves over the weekend that could bring housing into the conversation.
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  • Republican Party calls for significant changes to housing in 2016

    Party platform blasts "corrupt business model" of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
    If the Republican Party sweeps November’s elections, the world of housing finance could be in for some significant changes, as the party's 2016 platform calls for seriously cutting the government’s role in housing. The platform could potentially abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and end the use of disparate impact.
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  • HUD Secretary Castro broke election law with Clinton endorsement

    Investigation finds Castro violated Hatch Act in interview with Katie Couric
    Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, rumored to be on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's shortlist for vice president, violated federal election law when discussing and endorsing Clinton during an April interview with Yahoo News. Here's the full story.
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