Hoping to steal some attention away from arguably the biggest day of the Republican presidential primary season, President Barack Obama held his first press conference in five months today, hitting on two main themes: the housing market and the use of military force.
Obama proposed two new ideas for boosting the housing market in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. One was a reduction in refinancing fees for any loan secured by the Federal Housing Administration. The other was an agreement with banks to review foreclosures of homes previously owned by members of the military since 2006, with an eye towards reimbursing anyone who wrongfully lost their home.
On the other hand, Obama attacked GOP presidential candidates who, he said, had a “casual” view of the use of military force. Read