Everything you need to know about Obama’s latest housing plan

Kill Fannie and Freddie, put private capital at the center of the mortgage system, and let people refinance more easily.

A quick-and-dirty guide to the housing finance reform battle

The House and Senate don't agree on whether the government should stay in the mortgage market.

Here’s how fast Fannie and Freddie are paying back the Treasury

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were never supposed to be profitable. And yet, they're set to generate surpluses.

It’s been five years since we took over Fannie and Freddie. Here’s what to do next.

Some think tankers have come out with a hybrid system that would do four basic things:

Chart of the day: We won’t have another budget battle until fall

We probably won't have a major budget showdown until September at the earliest.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 8, 2013
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This accounting tweak by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will mean $60 billion for the U.S. government

The strange story of how an accounting decision by the housing finance giants this week will delay the day of reckoning on the federal debt ceiling.

Why has Congress left housing to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

We're approaching the five year anniversary of the government taking over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Here's why Congress hasn't overhauled housing finance.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Mar 5, 2013
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Everyone hates TARP and the stimulus. Alan Blinder thinks everyone’s wrong.

The Princeton economist discusses how the economy blew up, how we put it back together, and how to prevent it all from happening again.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 23, 2013
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