July 31, 2012 A federal regulator is blocking the government-owned mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from reducing the principal that homeowners owe on their mortgages in order to avoid foreclosures.
February 2, 2012 Two senators who have taken the lead on legislation aimed to help homeowners refinance are blunt about how concerned they are by the news NPR reported about Freddie Mac's "multibillion-dollar bets against American homeowners being able to refinance."
January 30, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the ongoing crisis in Syria, and Freddie Mac bets against homeowners. In the second hour, paying for online news, and on the Opinion Page, Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman predicts Israel's attack on Iran.
January 23, 2012 Just as Republican contenders gather for another debate, the former House speaker releases some information about his work for the mortgage giant. And there's word of another big contribution to a pro-Gingrich superPAC.
January 23, 2012 Newt Gingrich is under attack by his rival GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his consulting role at mortgage firm Freddie Mac. Romney, campaigning in Florida, is calling on the former House speaker to release his contract with Freddie Mac.
December 16, 2011 The suit alleges that the executives knew their agencies had much more exposure to subprime loans than investors were told.
November 16, 2011 In about a week, we've gone from Newt Gingrich saying during a debate that he was paid $300,000 to tell Freddie Mac "as a historian" to his firm being paid nearly $2 million by the mortgage-financing giant as a former House speaker to provide strategic advice. There's no telling what added details another week might bring.
October 6, 2011 But though rates are at new lows, many who would like to take advantage of them can't because of too little equity or tight lending standards.
May 12, 2011 A new bill would create private companies to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But the government would continue to guarantee mortgages.