Democrats blocked reform of Freddie and Fannie; Received most money from Freddie and Fannie

The financial crisis is being labeled by all concerned as the most serious crisis since the Great Depression. People on the street, myself included, are scrambling to figure this out. Now Democrats are calling for more regulation of financial institutions. However, in the recent past, they blocked such regulations despite calls from the Bush administration, Alan Greenspan and John McCain. Watch this FOX News report for details.Now examine the contributions of Fannie Mae and … [Read more...]

Bill Clinton on the financing crisis; Democrats resisted Clinton and the Republicans

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Economic rescue plan news: Details emerging

You're probably not reading here if you want current news regarding the historic meeting between Obama, McCain, Bush and Congressional leaders, but since you are here, check out these links for sites that are monitoring the developments.National Review - Larry KudlowPolitico.comMeanwhile, economiic numbers out today smell like recession...Bush says the meeting going on now is designed to gain consensus regarding the rescue plan... … [Read more...]

Obama initiated the proposed summit with McCain; doesn't want to postpone debate

According to the Associated Press,The Obama campaign said in a statement that Obama had called McCain around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to propose that they issue a joint statement in support of a package to help fix the economy as soon as possible. McCain called back six hours later and agreed to the idea of the statement, the Obama campaign said. McCain's statement was issued to the media a few minutes later."We must meet as Americans, not as Democrats or Republicans, and we must meet until … [Read more...]

McCain suspends campaign to focus on economic crisis

I am not student of presidential campaigns but this seems unprecedented.NEW YORK (CNN) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign to return to Washington and focus on the "historic" crisis facing the U.S. economy.McCain said it was time for both parties to come together to solve economic crisis.The Arizona senator called on his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, to do the same. He also urged organizers of Friday's presidential … [Read more...]

Mental health parity bills pass House, Senate

This just in from the American Mental Health Counselors Association:E-News from WashingtonVol. 08-36September 24, 2008House, Senate Approve Landmark Parity BillsIn historic votes held Tuesday, September 23, both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed separate bills requiring private sector health plans to end discriminatory coverage of mental health and addictive disorder services. The votes bring AMHCA, ACA and other mental health advocacy organizations … [Read more...]

Obama campaign no-show at clergy forum

I received the following press release this morning:WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- A top-level advisor and ten-member delegation for Sen. Barack Obama were no- shows at yesterday's Reese RoundTable on Capitol Hill, a forum for the campaigns to present their respective candidates' worldviews and how that informs their ideas about government.The Obama representative, the Reverend Evna Terri La Velle, Senior Advisor Religious Affairs for Obama for America, inexplicably … [Read more...]

Dissecting the Palin Rumor mill – Pajama Media

Charles Martin, keeper of an extensive list of claims regarding Sarah Palin, put up a thoughtful article today regarding the Palin rumor mill. He lists a couple of debunkings from this site as well as distills some principles for evaluating rumors during the political season.What it does teach us, though, is to watch out for people reporting these rumors as fact. The old newspaper adage was “if your mother tells you she loves you, get a second source.” So here are some new ones — useful any t … [Read more...]