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Gingrich’s Deep Ties to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
New York Times ^ | February 3, 2012 | ERIC LICHTBLAU

Posted on 02/04/2012 7:47:28 PM PST by Heuristic Hiker

WASHINGTON — On a trip to Ireland in 1998, Speaker Newt Gingrich researched his Irish roots, discussed the prospects for peace in Northern Ireland and entertained speculation about his presidential ambitions. He even donned work gloves and blue jeans to help build a home in Belfast for a good-will project.

Two of the sponsors for part of the Ireland trip were frequent partners of Mr. Gingrich: Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae — the government-backed housing industry giants that Mr. Gingrich has denounced as he fights to stay in contention against Mitt Romney in the Republican primaries.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: 2012; fanniemae; freddiemac; gingrich; newt; zot
More about Newt's relationships with Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac (they're longer than his marriages...and probably nastier).
1 posted on 02/04/2012 7:47:40 PM PST by Heuristic Hiker
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To: Heuristic Hiker

Oh, brother. Sniff.


2 posted on 02/04/2012 7:51:11 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Heuristic Hiker

Ann Coulter just agreed with such on Fox.


3 posted on 02/04/2012 7:52:09 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: ReneeLynn; 50mm; All

Is that ozone I smell?

IBTZ


4 posted on 02/04/2012 7:52:48 PM PST by SirLurkedalot (Live Free Or Die)
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To: Heuristic Hiker

If I recall correctly, a certain democratic senator from Illinois was among the top recepients of Fannie and Freddie campaign donations in the mid-2000s.


5 posted on 02/04/2012 7:55:30 PM PST by vekzen
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To: Heuristic Hiker

FM and FM have released the contracts. FM and FM forbade lobbing. Gingrich was paid personally $300K over two years for historical information. The Gingrich Group was paid $1.7 million over ten year.
This issue is just getting stupid.


6 posted on 02/04/2012 8:21:15 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Heuristic Hiker

How’s that Romney support working out for ya?


7 posted on 02/04/2012 8:25:29 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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8 posted on 02/04/2012 8:27:04 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Heuristic Hiker

Yeah from the New York Times that is scared crapless that Gingrich might beat their Dictator Obama.

Gingrich is our only hope Romney couldnt do a good job of beating his pudding.


9 posted on 02/04/2012 8:29:14 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Heuristic Hiker

I don’t remember hearing anything from the NY Times about Obama’s deep ties to Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac. Funny, that.


10 posted on 02/04/2012 8:35:34 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Heuristic Hiker

As an LDS Romney supporter, why don’t you start responding to some of the posts to you?

My inquiry is, would you tell us what your man Bishop Romney has ever done for conservatism?


11 posted on 02/04/2012 8:49:22 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Heuristic Hiker

I am curious. Can you tell me one major thing that Romney has done to really help conservatives, or even republicans.


12 posted on 02/04/2012 8:53:39 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Heuristic Hiker

I’ve got no problems with it. Just a distraction to pimp other candidates...


13 posted on 02/04/2012 9:18:32 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldnÂ’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: Heuristic Hiker

Whatever


14 posted on 02/04/2012 9:58:43 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Heuristic Hiker

Zotbait.


15 posted on 02/04/2012 10:06:44 PM PST by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: Heuristic Hiker
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16 posted on 02/04/2012 10:12:04 PM PST by decal (I'm not rude, I don't suffer fools is all.)
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To: Cicero

The article is held up as an example of the type of news responsible for the demise of NYT. Did you read about all the jobs cut and changes in bonuses , etc that has the employees in news department livid?


17 posted on 02/04/2012 10:18:00 PM PST by maranatha (Texas really is unlike any other place)
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To: Heuristic Hiker

What’s this? No replies from ya?


18 posted on 02/04/2012 10:25:56 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Heuristic Hiker; DJ MacWoW; bigheadfred

19 posted on 02/04/2012 10:30:14 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Heuristic Hiker
More about Newt's relationships with Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac (they're longer than his marriages...and probably nastier).

So it's ok and proper to assault Newt on Fannie and Freddie, but it is completely unholy and attacking capitalism for bringing up the destruction of corporations by Bain Capital and Mitt, is that correct?
20 posted on 02/04/2012 10:51:10 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Heuristic Hiker

A bit more context on F & F from 1995:

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/10/23/business/plan-would-assess-fees-on-federal-home-loan-agencies.html?scp=4&sq=fannie+mae+fees+&st=nyt


21 posted on 02/05/2012 3:39:57 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: svcw
This issue is just getting stupid.

Agree - I wonder why the NYT is still dredging up old carap on Newt unless they really fear he may make another comeback. I find it odd that they had to go back 14 years, especially since the institutions hadn't been insinuated so deeply into the deal that crashed things.

As long as the Newt hit pieces keep coming, there's hope.

22 posted on 02/05/2012 4:05:24 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Heuristic Hiker

Who’s your candidate? C’mon, spit it out.


23 posted on 02/05/2012 4:41:35 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Heuristic Hiker
Lets see, we have the Republican Establishment selling us the Dole, McCain clone and the media chiming in, so what is our choice. Do Conservatives work harder to build the local, state governments towards the end of getting more conservative federal leaders or are we stuck with the situation of regurgitating the same CINO’s (Conservatives in Name Only) over and over. Looking hopeless this time around.
24 posted on 02/05/2012 8:13:27 AM PST by JayAr36
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