ALG's Daily Grind - House Republicans push to make subprime, higher risk lending easier?

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Sept. 15, 2014

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House Republicans push to make subprime, higher risk lending easier?
Legislation eliminates independent appraisals for higher risk mortgages. But aren't those the ones where an honest valuation is the most important?

Is Congress going to mess up TV?
It is not all that surprising that a retiring Senate Committee chairman would be grasping in the last days in power for one last legacy achievement, but it is shocking when the ranking member seems intent on helping him achieve it.

Don't give up America's economic and competitive advantage
Clinton on climate change: "This is the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face as a nation and a world."

Ackerman: Obama's betrayal of the Constitution
"It's preposterous to suggest that a congressional vote 13 years ago can be used to legalize new bombings in Syria and additional (noncombat) forces in Iraq."