Items Tagged with 'John McCain'


  • Housing industry remembers Sen. John McCain

    Loss mourned by both sides of political spectrum
    Over the weekend, Sen. John McCain passed away at the age of 81. Now, members of the housing and mortgage finance industries are paying tribute to the renowned Republican politician, expressing their support in remembrance of the war hero-turned U.S. senator from Arizona.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Quicken Loans/United Wholesale drama continues

    Also, Sen. John McCain dies, Powell talks rates and Warren Buffett slashes beach house price
    Senator John McCain died Saturday at 81 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. Also, there’s a bit of a situation happening between Quicken Loans and United Wholesale Mortgage, and it’s been a virtual he-said, she-said all week. We've got a recap for you. In case you missed it, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell talked rates on Friday. Plus, the Internet is freaking out because Warren Buffett has apparently overestimated the value of his California beach house.
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  • Sen. McCain threatens to delay confirmation of Yellen

    Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said they will attempt to delay the confirmation of Federal Reserve Nominee Janet Yellen to gain leverage in their push for the Federal Reserve to provide information that could prove helpful in the government's investigation of the Benghazi attacks.
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  • Obama's win tied to home price declines, foreclosures

    The OC Register's Jon Lansner has a great post up this morning that looks at the states Obama carried versus McCain, and the relative price declines and foreclosures in each, using data from First American CoreLogic. In total, he suggests that states representing nearly 80 percent of the nation's foreclosure mess went to Obama: Obama
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  • McCain's Mortgage Plan a "Concern" for HUD Chief

    U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary Steve Preston said Monday evening that he had serious concerns with Republican presidential candidate John McCain's proposal that the U.S. government directly buy up troubled mortgages and pay the difference between principal balance and what the home's current value really is.
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  • Final Debate Focuses on Economy, "Joe the Plumber"

    The presidential candidates debated for the final time in the 2008 election season Wednesday at Hofstra University in New York. The focus of much of the debate was the failing economy, which saw another severe plunge throughout the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [stock INDU][/stock] closed down 733 points hours before the debate began. Senator Barack Obama emphasized the "failed policies and failed politics" of the past eight years while Senator John McCain stressed Obama's questionable relationships with Bill Ayers and ACORN.
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