The Federal Government Takes Control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Remember the 2008 financial and subprime mortgage crises? Of course you do. So you’ve likely at least heard of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Both Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) buy and sell mortgage-backed securities, purchase mortgages, and guarantee a great number…

GOP Candidate Questions Native-American Opponent’s Heritage: She Wasn’t ‘Ra…

A white Republican congressional candidate on Thursday openly questioned her opponent’s Native American heritage on Fox News, claiming she was not “raised on a reservation.” During a segment on Fox & Friends, host Ainsley Earhardt asked New Mexico candidate Janice Arnold-Jones about her Democratic opponent Deb Haaland, who, if elected, as Earhardt pointed out, would…

Evaluation of SBA’s 7(a) Loans to Poultry Farmers | The U.S. Small Business…

This report presents the results of our evaluation of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) 7(a) loans made to poultry farmers. The 7(a) Loan Program is SBA’s primary program for helping startup and existing small businesses, offering financing guarantees for loan amounts up to $5 million to fund startup costs, expand existing businesses, purchase equipment, repair…

www.211.unitedwaysem.org

HELPFUL LOCAL RESOURCES (as shared by the office of Rep. Donna Lasinski) 1. United Way for Southeast Michigan can offer help 24 hours a day by calling 211 or by visiting their website at www.211.UnitedWaySEM.org. They have information and resources on a variety of topics such as utility and rent payment assistance, job search and…

Brett Kavanaugh’s Radical View of Executive Power

In Tuesday’s opening session of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, Democratic senators expressed concern about the nominee’s views of presidential power. Chris Coons put it bluntly when he said President Trump had nominated Kavanaugh with “an eye towards protecting himself.” Mazie Hirono piled on, arguing that Trump’s choice is not surprising given that…