Federal Drive Interviews — Dec. 10, 2012

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Today’s guests:

Paul Firmaninstructor and program director, AFCLC


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The latest book is out in a series that has become a must-read for deployed service members. The Air Force Culture and Language Center’s pocket guidebooks provide tips on history, religious traditions and saying hello in a native tongue. But they are for the military’s eyes only.

Nela Richardsonsenior economic analyst, Bloomberg Government

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Back at the height of the housing crisis in 2009, the federal government made good on what had been an implied promise. It took over financial responsibility for the mortgage giants Fannie May and Freddie Mac. Since then, they’ve cost the taxpayers tens of billions of dollars. The housing market has improved a little, but Fannie and Freddie are still under conservatorship. Bloomberg Government senior economic analyst Nela Richardson says that’s not likely to change. But should it?

Fannie and Freddie Overhaul Unlikely in Obama’s Second Term

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