Eric Florack on July 11th, 2008

The Wall Street Journal: IndyMac Bank, a prolific mortgage specialist that helped fuel the housing boom, was seized Friday by federal regulators, in the third-largest bank failure in U.S. history. IndyMac is the biggest mortgage lender to go under since a fall in housing prices and surge in defaults began rippling through the economy last […]

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davidl on July 11th, 2008

The New York Times reports that rank corruption has its priviledges: While aggressive evictions are reducing the number of rent-stabilized apartments in New York, Representative Charles B. Rangel is enjoying four of them, including three adjacent units on the 16th floor overlooking Upper Manhattan in a building owned by one of New York’s premier real […]

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I have to wonder if the mostly manufactured response over Gramm’s comments as I mentioned this morning, isn’t an effort to squelch the noise over Jessie Jackson’s call to castrate Obama. Ya know, speaking of Jackson… I had a passing thought last night about him, while reading this. No, really. And the line of thought […]

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Eric Florack on July 11th, 2008

I commented earlier this week that I had my doubts about Jesse Jackson’s open-mike trick. What if this comment of Jackson’s was staged to give Obama some white street creds? Normally, I’d not give the man credit for being able to take part in any kind of coordinated effort, including arranging a lunch.  But with […]

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Eric Florack on July 11th, 2008

From the mailbag this morning: ‘Nuff said.  

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Eric Florack on July 11th, 2008

Former Sen. Phil Gramm, a top economic adviser to presumptive GOP nominee John McCain, referred to the economic slowdown as “a mental recession” and called the United States “a nation of whiners.” The comments, in an interview with The Washington Times, could hurt the campaign’s efforts to convince working-class Americans that McCain feels their pain. McCain strongly […]

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