Aug 7, 2013, 11:30 am EDT
The woman involved in Anthony Weiner’s most recent sexting scandal is apparently planning to ride the wave of publicity.
Sydney Leathers has written an article for XOJane.com, a digital women’s magazine. In her article, Leathers offers a 10-step guide for women looking to seduce politicians, the Daily News notes.
Describing Weiner as a “weird science experiment,” Leathers advised would-be seductresses to “indulge his craze alter-ego” but never to “laugh at him.” She warns her readers that they must “keep a straight face” even it it’s “hard sometimes.” Read
Aug 6, 2013, 12:10 pm EDT
President Obama will introduce a plan to create a new housing system on Tuesday.
The new system will offer more people access to 30-year mortgages, and would replace current government sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which the President has previously tried to end. The system would have partial backing from the government, and make is so that the private capital of investors, banks and other firms will be what takes the losses if a borrower can’t pay. Only in an event like the previous housing disaster would taxpayer money be used to pay off the debt. Obama is also expected to call on Congress to give more Americans the opportunity to refinance, especially those homeowners who owe more than what their home is worth, reports The Washington Post.
“The current housing finance system, where the government guarantees more than 80 percent of all mortgages through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and F.H.A., is unsustainable,” an unidentified senior administration official, told The New York Times. Read
Aug 6, 2013, 12:01 pm EDT
The Republican National Committee has told CNN and NBC that their access to the 2016 Republican primaries is at risk if they continue with planned film projects about Hillary Clinton.
Politico reports that RNC chairman Reince Priebus told the networks that the film projects promote the likely presidential candidacy of the former first lady and secretary of state (who has not yet said whether she will run or not). He has given the networks an Aug. 14 deadline to drop their projects.
In a letter to NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt, Priebus wrote: Read
Aug 6, 2013, 11:23 am EDT
While the nation is still collectively shaking its head at Detroit’s decision to file bankruptcy, another city’s financial issues are starting to cause concern.
Chicago last week released its financial forecast — and not only does it predict a $369 million shortfall in the operating budget by next year, but an estimated $1 billion in the red by 2015.
A number of critics point out that with its mounting bills and now after Moody’s downgraded the city’s debt rating, the Windy City could be the next to see bankruptcy on its horizon. Read