Obama talks housing in weekly address
August 10th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
8 months ago

Obama talks housing in weekly address

(CNN) - In his weekly address Saturday, President Barack Obama emphasized the plan he laid out earlier this week to further bolster the nation's housing market.

In a speech in Phoenix, Obama called for the phase-out of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and for a greater private-sector role in doling out loans.
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Filed under: Economy • President Obama
Republicans call for Keystone approval in weekly address
August 10th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
8 months ago

Republicans call for Keystone approval in weekly address

(CNN) – The controversial Keystone XL pipeline was the subject of Saturday’s weekly Republican address, delivered by Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.

The State Department is in the final stages of reviewing the Canada-to-Texas pipeline. Proponents of the project, many of them Republicans that Obama is looking to compromise with on key issues, say Keystone will enable U.S. energy independence, create jobs and develop important industrial infrastructure.
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Filed under: Energy • Tim Scott