Pat Garofalo


August 2013


The U.K. Debates War in Syria, While Congress Just Hollers at Obama

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Congress this week seems to have finally woken up and remembered that it's supposed to play a role in deciding whether or not the U.S. goes to war, with scores of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle calling on President Obama to receive congressional approval before bombing Syria. A letter to ...

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TAGS:
politics
Syria
Obama, Barack
Congress
national security terrorism and the military

Problems With Obama’s Speech on Housing and Mortgages: Home Ownership Worship and the 30-Year Mortgage

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The Obama administration's response to the housing problems that have plagued the country since the financial crisis struck have been, to put it mildly, underwhelming. As part of his series of speeches touting "middle out" economics, President Obama decided to give the issue another whack ...

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TAGS:
Obama, Barack
home prices
housing market
mortgages
economy

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