Troy David Stratos, self-described movie producer and music impresario, was peeved.
A Democratic member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee predicted that legislation revamping government-owned mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac won’t become law this year.
For congressional freshmen trying to win re-election, membership on the U.S. House Financial Services Committee has its rewards.
Detroit’s population loss may leave Michigan without a black representative in Congress for the first time since 1955, a shift that would punctuate the erosion of African-American power in a region with a history of racial friction.
President Barack Obama is pitching his economic proposals as a boon to younger voters, who Democrats are counting on to help avert electoral losses in November.
"The problem is the clock right now."
- Gary Peters on May 13, 2014