May 12, 2011 — A new bill would create private companies to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But the government would continue to guarantee mortgages.
Mar 30, 2011 — There's widespread agreement that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be abolished. But what will the mortgage market look like when they're gone?
Mar 29, 2011 — They're two of the strangest companies in U.S. history — and their bailouts cost taxpayers more than the bailouts of AIG, GM, Citigroup, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs combined.
Mar 29, 2011 — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac grew too big to fail. Then the mortgage giants followed the subprime lending industry into the abyss.
Mar 28, 2011 — How Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac used ferocious lobbying and implicit government backing to grow rich and powerful.
Feb 14, 2011 — Today on Talk of the Nation, guest host Rebecca Roberts talks with guests about the significance of developments in Egypt, the possible demise of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, How We Age and President Obama's 2012 budget.
Feb 11, 2011 — The president and congressional Republicans agree: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should cease to exist. What will replace them is less clear.
Feb 9, 2011 — Obama will propose gradually ending the mortgage giants and replacing them with more modest support for the U.S. housing market.
Jan 24, 2011 — Taxpayers paying more than $160 million in legal fees for ex Fannie Mae execs adds insult to injury. Taxpayers have already paid about $150 billion to bailout the two mortgage giants after they became insolvent in summer 2008.
Oct 22, 2010 — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have worked for decades to help more Americans become homeowners. Now, a former employee wants to apologize for doing such a good job of fulfilling that mission.