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Outside editorial: Federal housing policy is due for an overhaul

...and tax breaks for the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. By and large, widespread home ownership has served...familiar by now with our concerns about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: profit-seeking entities fueled by preferential access...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072908/opi_310986207.shtml
Outside editorial: Time to pare back Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

...in the Dallas Morning News: Welcome to the insanity otherwise known as "reforming" mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These two entities have cost taxpayers more than $148 billion in the current housing crisis, and the latest projections...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110310/opi_730375544.shtml
Opinion
Outside Editorial: Fannie and Freddie were at heart of crisis

...lawsuit against six former top executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rightly moves the spotlight toward the government's...Enforcement Director Robert Khuzami put it, "Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives told the world that their subprime exposure...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-12-29/fannie-and-freddie-were-heart-crisis
Opinion
The business of 'too big to fail'

...The nation's financial system, already shaky from the near-bankruptcy of giant mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the failure of the $400 billion investment house Bear Stearns, imploded. The financial shock waves pummeled the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092809/opi_498312149.shtml
Outside editorial: Don't mean to HARP

...Affordable Refinance Program, was designed to help non-delinquent borrowers refinance mortgages held by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, even if they owed more than 80 percent of the value of their homes, up to a maximum of 105 percent. The administration...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070909/opi_461487486.shtml
Outside editorial: Fannie and Freddie drop the ball

...write-downs would cut the banks' losses over the long haul. But the two biggest players in mortgage finance, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have refused to follow suit. It's a shortsighted position that could lead to billions more dollars in losses from...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-03-06/outside-editorial-fanie-and-freedie-d
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Payroll tax cut bill boosts cost of new mortgages

...mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, charge to insure home mortgages...for business with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have the backing of the...mortgages are backed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA.President Barack...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2011-12-18/payroll-tax-cut-bill-boosts-cost-new-
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Pre-empt the next crisis

...big fall. That means we need to keep interest rates at rational levels. We need to largely privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which pool mortgages into investment securities. The cruelest cut of all: We need to slash the tax giveaways that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032811/opi_806547100.shtml
Opinion
Pre-empt the next crisis

...big fall. That means we need to keep interest rates at rational levels. We need to largely privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which pool mortgages into investment securities. The cruelest cut of all: We need to slash the tax giveaways that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-03-27/pre-empt-next-crisis
Opinion
Banks respond to recession, layoffs

...underwriter. The underwriter may be the Veterans Administration or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (known as Freddie Mac) or Federal National Mortgage (known as Fannie Mae), each of which would have different terms and conditions...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010902/Biz_banks.shtml
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