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  • Housing Market
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    Housing Market

    Panelists talked about the U.S. economy and the housing market.

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  • US Economy and Federal Debt
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    U.S. Economy and Federal Debt

    Ben Bernanke made the keynote address at a conference on the U.S. economy and the federal debt ceiling. In his remarks he said that “failing to raise the debt ceiling in a timely way would be…

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  • Federal Budget Deficit Reduction
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    Federal Budget Deficit Reduction

    The Aspen Institute hosted a forum on reducing the federal budget deficit with panelists from a wide variety of viewpoints, including Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax reform, a member of…

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  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Former Executives
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    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Former Executives

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the financial collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, their takeover by the federal government and their role in the…

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  • Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis National Views
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    Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis, National Views

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation held a townhall meeting, “Foreclosure Crisis: Reasons, Repercussions, and Real Solutions.” Representative Barney Frank gave the keynote speech. He…

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  • Regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
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    Regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Regulators and others testified in an oversight hearing of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac government-sponsored mortgage enterprises. Problems in such enterprises and the improvement of…

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  • Presidential Appointments Process
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    Presidential Appointments Process

    Participants talked about the presidential appointments, how the process is viewed by corporate leaders and other potential nominees, and the problems of finding willing nominees. Following…

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  • Management of Fannie Mae
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    Management of Fannie Mae

    Witnesses testified before the committee about accounting irregularities at Fannie Mae. Representatives from the mortgage company asserted that the irregularities are attributable to a good-faith effort to apply…

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  • Government Policy and Financial Markets
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    Government Policy and Financial Markets

    Mr. Raines talked about Fannie Mae mortgage company and financial markets. Topics included government regulations, Fannie Mae’s private status, low rates, portfolio value, overhead costs,…

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  • Federal Housing Policy
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    Federal Housing Policy

    Mr. Raines talked about federal housing policy and programs to provide affordable housing and expand home ownership. He also talked about Fannie Mae’s business practices. Following his…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus Officers
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    Congressional Black Caucus Officers

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  • Corporate Accountability
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    Corporate Accountability

    In one of eight break-out (concurrent) sessions at an economic forum hosted by the White House, President Bush, business leaders, and others talked about the state of the U.S. economy,…

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  • Charter Day Speech
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    Charter Day Speech

    Dr. Swygert read a list of Franklin Raines' accomplishments, including his tenure as chairman of the Office of Management and Budget and his appointment as the first African-American of a…

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  • Corporate Auditing
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    Corporate Auditing

    Witnesses testified about the Corporate and Auditing Accountability Responsibility and Transparency Act designed to ensure adequate and accurate checks on corporate financial records. Among…

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  • Housing Issues
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    Housing Issues

    Mr. Raines talked about the U.S. housing market and the reasons for its continuing growth. He described the role of Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association), a private mortgage…

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  • Wilson Center Awards Ceremony
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    Wilson Center Awards Ceremony

    Vice President Cheney and Mr. And Mrs. Case were presented qwards for their roles as public servants.

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  • US Economic Outlook
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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Chairman Greenspan and Mr. Raines spoke about the state of the economy and prospects for diminishing the effects of recession. Mr. Greenspan concentrated on the need to ensure energy…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus SwearingIn
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    Congressional Black Caucus Swearing-In

    The ceremony opened with a prayer by Reverend Jackson and the singing of “The National Anthem” and “The Negro National Anthem” by Tonya Lewis and “A Family Choir.” Other musical numbers…

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  • Presidential Appointments Process
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    Presidential Appointments Process

    Participants talked about a letter they were sending to President Clinton urging unprecedented steps to facilitate and accelerate the presidential transition. Following their remarks they…

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  • The Presidential Appointment Process
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    The Presidential Appointment Process

    Panelists talked about the presidential appointment process and about ways to make the process more efficient and less intrusive for the candidate. To that end they announced the creation…

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