Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN: It's Sunday, December 9th. I'm Margaret Brennan. And this is FACE THE NATION. MAN #1: President Donald J. Trump. MARGARET BRENNAN: It was a dignified Donald Trump who took to the football field Saturday to pay tribute to an American tradition, the Army-Navy Game. MAN #2: And a touchdown. MARGARET BRENNAN: The commander-in-chief received a warm welcome in the chilly stadium but there is trouble ahead for President Trump back in Washington. Embattled Chief of Staff John Kelly is leaving at the end of the year. Efforts to cool off a trade war with China took a dramatic turn. The stock market plummeted and prosecutors say the President coordinated Michael Cohen's illegal payments to Mister Trump's ex-mistresses. President Trump denied he directed Cohen to make those payments. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: No. No. MARGARET BRENNAN: Also weighed in by tweet, "Totally … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” on December 9, 2018
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled that the Federal Housing Finance Agency, created in 2008 to oversee Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac in the wake of the housing market crash, is constitutionally flawed because it doesn’t answer to the president. The court’s decision Monday in Collins v. Mnuchin centers on the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which was signed by then-President George W. Bush, establishing the independent FHFA to manage the government-chartered Federal Nation Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Company. The FHFA put both Fanny and Freddie in conservatorship to protect the market from further losses. While both Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac are government-sponsored entities, they are also private corporations with private shareholders, some of whom became disenchanted with the government’s management of the two mortgage giants. Under a 2012 agreement, the U.S. Treasury Department provided … [Read more...] about Federal Housing Finance Agency, ‘Not Accountable to the President,’ Deemed Unconstitutionally Structured
“Do you feel like there is a steady hand at the wheel? Do you feel like you’re in good hands right now?” Andy Kim, a Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur for a congressional seat in south-central New Jersey, sees these questions as pivotal to November’s election. They are singularly appropriate after a week of dangerous chaos ignited by President Trump’s European trip and new indictments in the Russia probe. In an interview at a diner here before picking up his 2-year-old son Austin at a daycare center nearby, Kim predicts that by November, voters will view electing a Democratic-controlled House as essential to providing “a check against this administration” and restoring some “stability” to Washington. With three highly competitive House races, New Jersey is key to this effort. Democrats have fielded candidates with long histories of public service who were encouraged to join the electoral fray by the sense of … [Read more...] about E.J. Dionne: Will the blue wave start in Jersey?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Real Estate Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Living in With its vintage housing stock and close-knit community, residents say making a life in this village of 13,000 is “like living in the ’50s.” Living In ... Ridgefield Park, N.J. 11 Photos View Slide Show› Laura Moss for The New York Times ByJay Levin July 4, 2018 At this spring’s Earth Day celebration in Ridgefield Park, N.J., a bluegrass guitarist strummed the theme from “The Andy Griffith Show” — a fitting anthem for a Bergen County community easily compared to the fictional Mayberry. The trappings of small-town life are evident in working-class Ridgefield Park, one of four official villages in New Jersey. Front porches and fluttering flags abound on cozy, tree-canopied streets, many one-way. The elaborate Fourth of July parade, first … [Read more...] about Ridgefield Park, N.J.: A 21st-Century Mayberry
As Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry heads into the final year of his first term in office, he says he’s firmly focused on turning around the Downtown Northbank. “It’s been three years since I’ve been in office,” he said. “Downtown has been a focus, and we’ve taken significant bites out of the apple, but that’s not enough.” Curry spoke with Jacksonville Daily Record/Record & Observer reporters Wednesday about what he envisions for Downtown, specifically along the Northbank of the St. Johns River. Unlike the Southbank, with residential and office towers and ground-level retail and housing development, the Northbank and urban core remain a challenge for new investment. Curry said he can spend more energy there now that reforms to the city pension system and children’s programs are behind him. “We finally have a budget that can handle not only our basic services but invest in projects because of the … [Read more...] about Mayor Curry’s focus for redevelopment: The Northbank