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Reference
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FNMA Real Time Level 2 Quotes FMCC Real Time Level 2 Quotes
Fannie Mae Price on German Market Freddie Mac Price on German Market

Pro Publica Bailout List
12/05/2016 - The $187 Billion Fannie-Freddie Bailout Is a Big Half-Lie - Fiderer on GSEs
09/10/2015 - Forensic accounting in #FannieGate gets audited - HousingWire
02/15/2015 - After the Housing Crisis, a Cash Flood and Silence - NY Times
11/29/2011 - How Paulson Gave Hedge Funds Advance Word of Fannie Rescue - Bloomberg
07/08/2008 - Fannie, Freddie Adequately Capitalized: Lockhart - CNBC

Reference (pdf)
04/2015 - How the Fannie and Freddie Conservatorship Has Undermined the Resolution Process
03/18/2015 - Joshua Rosner - The Future of the U.S. Housing Finance System: Bringing the U.S. Residential Mortgage Finance System into the 21st Century - Scribd
02/09/2015 - The Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Actions Violate HERA and Established Insolvency Principles - Michael Krimminger and Mark Calabria
01/11/2015 - Treasury, The Conservatorships and Mortgage Reform - Tim Howard
05/05/2014 - It's Time to Get Off Our Fannie - Pershing Square Presentation at the Ira Sohn Conference
04/13/2011 - Wall Street & the Financial Crisis-Anatomy of a Financial Collapse
09/17/2008 - The Counterfeiting of Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Amended and Restated SPSPA - FHFA.gov
Questions and Answers on Conservatorship - Treasury.gov

Video
05/03/2016 - Executive Privilege- Secrets of Fannie & Freddie - Youtube
02/16/2016 - Liberty’s Nemesis: The Unchecked Expansion of the State
02/21/2016 - Making a Bagholder - Episode 1
Reps Capuano, Duffy Interrogate Treasury Sec Jacob Lew
Rep. Mulvaney Questions FHFA Director Mel Watt
Rep Mulvaney Interrogation of Treasury Secretary Jacob (Jack) Lew
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Given Clean Bill of Health - Warren Buffett
Poliquin Questions Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt
Royce Elicits Lew Support for GSE Reform Building Blocks, 6/17/2015
Rep. Hill questions Federal Housing Finance Agency Director at Financial Services Committee Hearing
Senator Warren Asks FHFA Director Mel Watt About Principal Reduction
FHFA's Role: Manage Fannie and Freddie Under Current Statutory Mandates
The Future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
01/27/2015 - Mel Watt Speaking to the House Financial Services Comittee
2010 - Inside Job (Full Movie)
2008 - Larry Summers describes "stealth" program to feed banks $180 billion through GSEs

Court Filings
See the Court Filings Archive page for a longer list of the court filings.
GSE Litigation Summary - Bankrupt.com

Fairholme v. U.S.
12/11/2017 - Letter to the Court
11/17/2017 - Freddie Mac Waiver
11/17/2017 - Fannie Mae Waiver
11/15/2017 - Letter from the Solicitor General
07/09/2013 - Fairholme's Complaint

Perry v. Mnuchin
12/11/2017 - Letter to the Court
11/17/2017 - Freddie Mac Waiver
11/17/2017 - Fannie Mae Waiver
11/17/2017 - Brief of Investors Unite as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioners
07/17/2017 - Order

Cacciapalle v. U.S.
12/11/2017 - Letter to the Court
11/17/2017 - Freddie Mac Waiver
11/17/2017 - Fannie Mae Waiver
11/17/2017 - Brief of Amici Curiae Louise Rafter, Josephine and Stephen Rattien, and Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. in Support of Petitioners
03/14/2016 - Joint Status Report
06/13/2013 - Class Action Complaint

Saxton v. FHFA (Iowa)
12/07/2017 - Letter to the Court
12/01/2017 - Letter to the Court
10/11/2017 - Letter to the Court
10/10/2017 - Letter to the Court
07/12/2017 - Reply Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellants
05/28/2015 - Plaintiffs’ Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Damages

Washington Federal v. U.S.
03/22/2017 - Notice of Appearance of Additional Attorney for Plaintiffs
03/11/2016 - Joint Status Report
02/26/2016 - Judge Sweeney Order
06/10/2013 - Washington Federal Original Complaint

Rafter v. U.S.
02/09/2017 - Order
09/02/2015 - Amended Verified Complaint
09/01/2015 - Defendant’s Response to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File an Amended Complaint

Arrowood v. U.S.
11/09/2017 - Stipulation
11/01/2017 - Motion for Leave to Amend Complaint
02/09/2017 - Order
09/18/2013 - Arrowood Indemnity Initial Complaint

Jacobs and Hindes v. FHFA (Delaware)
11/27/2017 - Memorandum Opinion
09/29/2017 - Plaintiffs’ Reply in Support of Their Motion for Judicial Notice of Documents…
09/22/2017 - FHFA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac’s Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Judicial Notice or, in the Alternative, to Strike
09/22/2017 - Department of the Treasury’s Response in Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Judicial Notice or, in the Alternative, to Strike
08/17/2015 - Class Action and Derivative Complaint

Piszel v. U.S.
08/22/2017 - Reply Brief of Petitioner
08/11/2017 - Brief for the United States in Opposition
06/12/2015 - Memorandum Opinion and Order 

Robinson v. FHFA (Kentucky)
11/22/2017 - Opinion
10/06/2017 - Letter to the Court
10/23/2015 - Plaintiff’s Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Roberts v. FHFA (Illinois)
12/07/2017 - Letter to the Court
11/27/2017 - Letter to the Court
11/06/2017 - Letter to the Court
10/16/2017 - Letter to the Court
02/10/2016 - Plaintiffs’ Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Reid v. U.S.
02/09/2017 - Order
02/25/2016 - Joint Motion for Enlargement of Time to Respond to Complaint and Adoption of Briefing Schedule
02/26/2014 - Verified Shareholder Derivative Complaint

Fisher v. U.S.
03/09/2016 - Joint Status Report
02/26/2016 - Judge Sweeney Order
08/26/2013 - Verified Shareholder Derivative Complaint

Edwards v. Deloitte
10/25/2017 - Clerk's Entry of Dismissal
10/23/2017 - Plaintiffs-Appellants’ Unopposed Motion to Dismiss Appeal With Prejudice
03/01/2016 - Initial Complaint

Edwards v. PricewaterhouseCoopers
11/01/2016 - Court Hearing Transcript
10/31/2016 - Final Order of Dismissal and Order Denying All Pending Motions as Moot
03/09/2016 - Initial Complaint

Pagliara v. Fannie Mae
05/31/2017 - Opinion
03/14/2016 - Verified Complaint

Pagliara v. Freddie Mac
01/30/2017 - Rule 42(b) Mandate
01/30/2017 - Order
01/30/2017 - Appellees’ Response to Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 42(b)
03/14/2016 - Complaint for Inspection of Corporate Records

Collins v. FHFA
12/07/2017 - Letter to the Court
12/01/2017 - Letter to the Court
09/22/2017 - Reply Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellants
10/20/2016 - Plaintiffs’ Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Rop v. FHFA
12/04/2017 - Reply Brief in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Disposition
12/04/2017 - Plaintiffs’ Response to FHFA’s Notice of Supplemental Authority
12/01/2017 - FHFA Defendants’ Notice of Supplemental Authority
11/06/2017 - Brief of FHFA Defendants in Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment…
11/06/2017 - The Department of the Treasury’s Brief in Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment
11/06/2017 - The Department of the Treasury’s Reply Brief in Support of its Motion to Dismiss
06/01/2017 - Plaintiffs’ Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Bhatti v. FHFA
12/01/2017 - Plaintiffs’ Reply in Support of Their Motion for Summary Judgment
11/16/2017 - FHFA Defendants’ Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment and in Reply Supporting FHFA Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss
11/16/2017 - Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment and in Reply Supporting The Department of the Treasury’s Motion to Dismiss
11/15/2017 - Amended Local Rule 7.1 Word Count Compliance Certificate for FHFA Defendants’ Memorandum of Law in Support of Their Motion to Dismiss
08/04/2017 - Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Cause of Action Institute v. DOJ
07/18/2017 - Complaint

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In the News
Friday December 15th 2017
Preserving the GSEs is key to preserving affordability - American Banker
Fannie-Freddie Talks Set Competition as the Cost of Freedom - Bloomberg
2017 FSOC Annual Report - treasury.gov
GSEs are discussed on pages 15 and 40 of the report.
Chart 4.5.7, on page 39, shows agency and non-agency RMBS Issuance.
In the definitions section on page 148, Treasury recognizes the GSEs are privately owned entities.
Housing finance needs fixing, but it doesn’t need Fannie or Freddie - American Banker
What We’re Hearing: ...Would the White House Dare Fire Mel Watt? / Probably Not? / Shrinking the GSE Role... - Inside Mortgage Finance
The American dream is at stake if low-income earners can't own a home - The Hill
Freddie and Fannie May Get Another Jumpstart - Mortgage News Daily
Mortgage Banking Experts Call on Georgia Delegation to Address Housing Finance Reform - prnewswire.com

Thursday December 14th 2017
Tax cuts mean Frannie to draw from Treasury in Q1 - Seeking Alpha
5 Features of Successful Housing Finance Reform - americanprogress.org
Short Takes: Keeping Tabs on GSE Dividends / The GOP Tax Plan and DTAs... - Inside Mortgage Finance
MBA Chief Dave Stevens: The GSE Capital Buffer is a Distraction - Inside Mortgage Finance
Stop the Presses: A GSE Bill Passes the House Financial Services Committee but… - Inside Mortgage Finance
Transferring Credit Risk on Mortgages Guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac - cbo.gov
U.S. Fed buys $4.4 billion of mortgage bonds, sells none - Reuters
MBA supports bills impacting GSEs, exams, licensing - doddfrankupdate.com
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Wednesday December 13th 2017
Finance Bill Big for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac - U.S. News
Short Takes: GSE Dividend Payments: All Systems Go? / Cutting GSE Shareholders out of the Equation?... - Inside Mortgage Finance
Blog: House leader budges on GSE reform - Scotsman Guide
Hill bill ensures Fannie and Freddie don’t withhold taxpayer dollars - riponadvance.com
Rep. Hill sponsors bill to prevent Treasury from selling GSE preferred shares - Financial Regulation News
Full Committee Legislative Markup Part 3 - YouTube

Tuesday December 12th 2017
New filing in the Perry case (U.S. Supreme Court), click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The Justice Department says it's very busy and needs another month to file a response with the High Court in Perry v. Mnuchin."
New filing in the Cacciapalle case (U.S. Supreme Court), click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The Justice Department says it's very busy and needs another month to file a response with the High Court in Cacciapalle v. FHFA."
New filing in the Fairholme case (U.S. Supreme Court), click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The Justice Department says it's very busy and needs another month to file a response with the High Court in Fairholme v. FHFA."
No guarantee government will back Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac debt: Dick Bove - Fox Business Video
Go to 03:45
A Decade Out From the Financial Crisis, Fannie Mae Has Bounced Back in a Big Way - Fortune
Oppose H.R. 4560, the “GSE Jumpstart Reauthorization Act of 2017” - civilrights.org
Full Committee Legislative Markup Part 2 - YouTube
Markup of Jumpstart 2.0
Are Fannie and Freddie’s Foes Driving GSE Reform? - Investors Unite
Height Securities updates on GSEs - Seeking Alpha
Treasury Disappoints on Two Major Financial Market Issues - Forbes
What's Next For Fannie And Freddie? Here's What We Know So Far - benzinga
David Stevens: Here's the MBA view on GSE reform - HousingWire
Cheat Sheet: House banking panel’s 14-bill marathon - American Banker
Ginnie Mae: Outstanding Principal Balance Edges Closer to $2 Trillion - DS News

Monday December 11th 2017
Other than that, How Was the Play, Mrs. Lincoln - Bill Maloni's GSE Blog
The Industry Shows Concern (Once Again) about GSE Technology and Potential Abuses - Inside Mortgage Finance
Markup of ...HR 4560 - house.gov
Markup of Jumpstart 2.0 occurs Tuesday 12/12 at 10 a.m.
What the Fed’s tapering means for mortgage-backed securities - nasdaq.com
Housing Trust Fund bill conveys threat to affordable housing - mcknightsseniorliving.com

Friday December 8th 2017
Prospects for housing finance reform ‘brighten’ and may favor shareholders - MarketWatch
Hensarling’s Nasty and Counterproductive Twist on Jumpstart - Investors Unite
Fannie and Freddie: Should they stay or should they go? - American Banker
Here’s What Else Tax Reform Means: Another Bailout of Fannie and Freddie - situs.com
Scroll down to read the article.
What We’re Hearing: ...Time to Exempt Fannie and Freddie from the GOP Tax Overhaul? / Who Lost the GSEs? / Hensarling’s Change of Heart, Why?... - Inside Mortgage Finance
Hensarling is Ready to Deal on GSE Reform, but Will it Happen? - Inside Mortgage Finance
Hensarling calls for dismantling of Fannie, Freddie - mpamag.com

Thursday December 7th 2017
New filing in the Roberts case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "David Thompson at Cooper & Kirk, representing the Roberts Plaintiffs, tells the Seventh Circuit in a letter filed today that the Sixth Circuit and Judge Sleet read HERA way too expansively. "HERA confers on FHFA a limited set of enumerated powers . . . and pillaging the Companies' balance sheets is not among them," Mr. Thompson says. Mr. Thompson urges the Seventh Circuit to tell FHFA it's gone too far and follow Judge Brown's dissent."
New filing in the Saxton case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Mr. Thompson sent a similar letter to the Eighth Circuit today."
New filing in the Collins case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Mr. Thompson continued his letter writing campaign today by telling the Fifth Circuit to follow Judge Brown's reasoning."
Chatter in DC: on GSE Reform, Treasury may (very) soon need to assert leadership...via @RobTVDC - Twitter
Federal guarantee of MBS is a twofer for big banks - The Hill
Why Fannie And Freddie Have A Path To Survival - benzinga.com
H.R. 4560: To suspend contributions by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the Housing Trust Fund... - govtrack.us
It looks like Jumpstart 2.0.
H.R. 4560 Text via @RobTVDC - Twitter
Tim Howard comments on Jumpstart 2.0 - Howard on Mortgage Finance
Retiring industry leader Corso shares his outlook - Scotsman Guide
If Rep. Hensarling Gets His Way, GSE Shareholders Would be Wiped Out - Inside Mortgage Finance
Fannie and Freddie Died But Were Reborn, Profitably: QuickTake - The Washington Post

Wednesday December 6th 2017
Hensarling Lays Out Principles for Housing Finance Reform, Expresses Support for Bipartisan Approach - house.gov
Hensarling signals breakthrough in mortgage reform - Politico
Breaking down Hensarling’s GSE reform overture - American Banker
HFSC Chairman Hensarling Makes it Official – He’s Open to Idea of U.S. Backing Mortgages, but Still Wants to Kill Fannie and Freddie - Inside Mortgage Finance
Jeb Hensarling: Fannie and Freddie Must Be Wound Down - Breitbart
It's happening: Senate #GSE reform proposal preserves Fannie and Freddie (in smaller form) and builds on existing system. via @Woellert - Twitter
Lawmakers' Plans to Overhaul Fannie and Freddie Come Into Focus - Bloomberg
Since the Summer, a Sweet Rally for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Common. Meaning? - Inside Mortgage Finance
Breaking Down Non-Performing Loan Sales - DS News
Freddie Mac Further Expands STACR Program With SHRP Series - marketwired.com
Sustainable Housing Finance:...Part IV - Youtube

Tuesday December 5th 2017
New filing in the Sammons case (W.D. of Texas), click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Mr. Sammons delivered a petition in the U.S. Supreme Court last week seeking review of the Fifth Circuit's decision upholding the Tucker Act and saying that claims against the government for more than $10,000 are properly handled in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The government's response is due by Jan. 2, 2018."
Fannie And Freddie: Capital Buffer Climax - Seeking Alpha by Glen Bradford
Here’s what else tax reform means: another bailout of Fannie and Freddie - MarketWatch
How will tax reform impact housing? - cuinsight.com
Short Takes: When it Comes to GSE Issues, No Lobbying Please... - Inside Mortgage Finance
FHFA Updates CSP Project: $661.6 Billion of Issuance Thus Far for Freddie; A Fear of Price Differentials? - Inside Mortgage Finance
Freddie Mac December Insight - marketwired.com
FHFA: GSEs Sold Over 82,000 Nonperforming Loans Since 2014 - ABA Banking Journal
FHFA Releases Resources for GSEs’ Single Security, Securitization Platform Implementation - ABA Banking Journal

Monday December 4th 2017
New filings in the Rop case.
17-cv-00497-0038
17-cv-00497-0039
Peter Chapman writes, 'The Rop Plaintiffs delivered two documents to Judge Maloney today:
(A) a response to FHFA's filing sharing the Sixth Circuit's ruling in the Robinson case, pointing out that the Sixth Circuit indicated its ruling might be different if -- which Ms. Robinson did not allege -- there were a constitutional defect in HERA; and
(B) in reply to their motion for summary judgment telling Judge Maloney that he should "vacate the Net Worth Sweep and strike down the provisions of HERA that make FHFA one of the most powerful, least accountable agencies in our Nation's history."'
Taxes, GSEs, and Other Rants - Bill Maloni's GSE Blog
FHFA Updates Progress on the Single Security Initiative and Common Securitization Platform - fhfa.gov
As ‘Zero Capital’ Day Approaches, Senate Moves to Create a GSE Bill - Inside Mortgage Finance
Sick and Tired of Schumer and Others Continually Lying about Tax Cuts and Debt - American Thinker

Friday December 1st 2017
New filing in the Rop case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "FHFA shared copies of the Robinson and Jacobs decisions with Judge Maloney this morning to further urge him to follow the Perry decision, dismiss the Rop Plaintiffs' lawsuit challenging the Third Amendment, and deny their pending motion for summary judgment raising constitutional challenges to FHFA's structure."
New filing in the Saxton case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "FHFA lawyer Howard Cayne at Arnold & Porter advised the Eighth Circuit about the Sixth Circuit's decision to reject Ms. Robinson's challenge of the Net Worth Sweep based on her APA claims and Judge Sleet's decision to reject Messrs. Jacobs and Hindes' state law claims to invalidate the Third Amendment."
New filing in the Collins case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "FHFA lawyer Howard Cayne at Arnold & Porter advised the Fifth Circuit about the Sixth Circuit's decision to reject Ms. Robinson's challenge of the Net Worth Sweep based on her APA claims and Judge Sleet's decision to reject Messrs. Jacobs and Hindes' state law claims to invalidate the Third Amendment."
New filing in the Bhatti case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, 'The Bhatti Plaintiffs delivered their reply in support of their motion for summary judgment to Judge Schiltz today pressing forward with their constitution claims, and telling the court that it "should vacate the Net Worth Sweep and strike down the provisions of HERA that make FHFA one of the most powerful, least accountable agencies in our Nation's history."'
What We’re Hearing: Yes, There’s a Senate GSE Reform Bill in the Works... - Inside Mortgage Finance
Hearing entitled “Sustainable Housing Finance: Private Sector Perspectives on Housing Finance Reform, Part IV” - house.gov
Occurs Wednesday, December 6, 2017 10:00 AM.

Thursday November 30th 2017
The Economics of Reform - Howard on Mortgage Finance
ICBA Statement on GSE Profit Sweep Discussions - icba.org
Fannie And Freddie Watch: The Latest News Out Of Washington - benzinga
How Tax Reform Could Accelerate GSE Reform And Not Necessarily In A Good Way - Forbes
Acting Ginnie Mae President Michael Bright Makes His Pitch to Have Ginnie be the Big Kahuna of Government MBS - Inside Mortgage Finance
U.S. Fed buys $3.4 billion of mortgage bonds, sells none - Reuters

Wednesday November 29th 2017
New filing in the Roberts case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "FHFA lawyer Howard Cayne at Arnold & Porter advised the Seventh Circuit about the Sixth Circuit's decision to reject Ms. Robinson's challenge of the Net Worth Sweep based on her APA claims and Judge Sleet's decision to reject Messrs. Jacobs and Hindes' state law claims to invalidate the Third Amendment."
New notation in the Bhatti case.
Peter Chapman writes, "The Court Clerk made a notation (Doc. 50) on the docket sheet indicating that Judge Schlitz has rescheduling the hearing on FHFA and Treasury's motions to dismiss and the Bhatti Plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment. The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Thurs., Dec. 21, 2017, in Minneapolis."
Fannie-Freddie Watchdog Stokes Quiet Fight With White House - Bloomberg
Fannie and Freddie are fighting with the Trump administration over $7.7B - The Real Deal
Short Takes: Watt and Treasury, is there a Deal? / GSE MBS Investors May Want More Yield... - Inside Mortgage Finance
Fannie Mae Completes Final Credit Insurance Risk Transfer Transaction of 2017 on $16 Billion of Single-Family Loans - fanniemae.com
Fannie Mae transfers $16 billion in credit risk for last transaction of 2017 - HousingWire
Tax reform threatens to drain GSEs' dwindling capital - American Banker
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Tuesday November 28th 2017
New filing in the Jacobs and Hindes case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Judge Sleet published his Memorandum Opinion yesterday ruling that sec. 4671(f) of HERA blocks Messrs. Jacobs and Hindes' lawsuit. I had the privilege of chatting with Gary Hindes following his participation on an Investor Roundtable at the 24th Annual Distressed Investing Conference yesterday in New York. I asked Mr. Hindes if he thought he'd take an appeal to the Third Circuit. "Oh, you betcha," he said without a moment's hesitation."
Powell Could Be The Next Fed Chair. Here's What He Proposes For The Real Estate Market - Forbes
FHFA increases conforming loan limits for 2nd straight year - HousingWire
Designation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as SIFIs - rstreet.org
Sleet Tosses Challenge to Fannie, Freddie Bailout Repayment - law.com
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Monday November 27th 2017
According to @joelight the Delaware case has been dismissed - Twitter
Mnuchin Adopts Good Starting Points on GSE Reform - Investors Unite
Grace A. Huebscher Elected to Freddie Mac Board of Directors - Market Wired

Sunday November 26th 2017
What's On my Mind! - Bill Maloni's GSE Blog
Financial Services Conference - consumerfed.org
On Friday December 1st at 9:00 a.m. there is a conference session titled 'Mortgage Finance After Fannie and Freddie'.

Thursday November 23rd 2017
John Berlau, Competitive Enterprise Institute: Risking Taxpayers’ Money at Freddie Mac – heartland.org

Wednesday November 22nd 2017
New filing in the Robinson case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The Sixth Circuit entered its opinion and order today affirming Chief Judge Caldwell's decision dismissing Ms. Robinson's complaint filed in the Eastern District of Kentucky."
FHFA Updates Progress on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Credit Risk Transfer Programs - fhfa.gov
Fannie Mae sells $124 million in non-performing loans to nonprofits - HousingWire
Fannie, Freddie Transfer $60 Billion in Credit Risk Through Q2 2017 - ABA Banking Journal

Tuesday November 21st 2017
A 40-Page GSE ‘Draft’ Bill is Circulating in the Senate - Inside Mortgage Finance
7th Cir. Holds State, Local Transfer Taxes Apply to Private Entities Doing Business With GSEs - Lexology
Mulvaney as CFPB head? Five things to know - National Mortgage News
Fannie Mae CEO Talks Fintech, Social Justice, Corporate Taxes - benzinga

Monday November 20th 2017
Corporate Tax Cut Could Expose Net Worth Sweep Folly - Investors Unite
Bill Ackman: Fannie, Freddie Have Increasing Odds Of A Positive Resolution - benzinga
Freddie Says 2017 on Track to be Best Year in a Decade - The MReport
Recap of 2017: The Best Year in a Decade - freddiemac.com





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