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Alabama immigration law on mobile homes blocked by judge

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a part of Alabama‘s tough new immigration law that requires residents to show proof of citizenship when registering mobile homes with the state. US district judge Myron Thompson of the Middle District of Alabama wrote in a 108-page opinion that the law leaves illegal immigrants “between a rock and […]

Gingrich defends Freddie Mac work

16 November 2011 Last updated at 22:44 GMT In 2008, Newt Gingrich criticised Barack Obama’s contributions from Freddie Mac Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has defended the large fees he was paid by a federal mortgage lender. He was reacting to a Bloomberg report that he had earned up to $1.8m (£1.1m) as a consultant […]

Israeli Settlement Expansion Raises West Bank Tensions

After the United Nations’ cultural organization UNESCO voted to grant membership to the Palestinians, Israel announced it would accelerate construction of Jewish settlements on the outskirts of Jerusalem.  The move drew international outrage. One of them is Givat Hamatos, a settlement that was already in the scheduling phase. It lies on a hill between Jerusalem […]

GOP debate in Michigan – as it happened

11.18pm ET: In summary: this was a cosmically awful debate. To talk about winners and losers here makes no sense. Like the Battle of the Somme, any gains were measured in inches. Except that there was a clear loser: Rick Perry, who botched an answer so badly, when he failed to remember a list of […]

Israel to speed up settlement construction in Jerusalem, West Bank

November 1, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Israel to speed up settlement construction in Jerusalem, West Bank –Official: Construction will take place in areas that are expected to be part of Israeli territory 01 Nov 2011 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called for speeding up the construction of 2,000 housing units in East Jerusalem […]

After serving her country, female veteran struggles to find a job

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Kenya Smith only has good things to say about the U.S. Navy, where she served a total of 14 years before leaving in 2009. It’s the only profession she’s ever known. “I love the Navy,” she said during a recent interview in suburban Maryland. “If you split me open, I’m blue and […]

Refinancing plan for US mortgages

24 October 2011 Last updated at 20:55 GMT The US housing market is at the heart of the US economy The US housing market regulator has agreed to extend a refinancing scheme for borrowers whose loans are worth more than their homes. The move by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) could help up to […]

Obama’s ‘We Can’t Wait’ jobs campaign aims to spur Congress into action

Barack Obama is to announce over the coming weeks a series of measures that will bypass Congress in an effort to kickstart the economy, create new jobs and seize the political initiative. Obama announced a new move to help the struggling housing market during a visit to Nevada, one of the worst-hit states in the […]

US politics live blog: Obama’s new housing plan, Republican presidential candidates in a tangle

3.08pm: Oh dear – it seems cruel cyber-squatters have been buying and abusing slight variations on the spelling of Michele Bachmann’s name. Shame on the webmasters of bachman2012.com and michelebachman.com. 2.47pm: The latest staff reshuffle is taking place on the Rick Perry team, with some interesting news: Joe Allbaugh, George Bush’s campaign manager in 2000, […]

Foreign home-buyers sought by US

21 October 2011 Last updated at 15:43 GMT Most foreign homebuyers choose Florida and California for their purchases Two US senators have proposed a plan to offer visas for foreigners buying homes worth $500,000 (£314,000) or more. Democrat Chuck Schumer and Republican Mike Lee, sponsoring a bill, say it is a move to increase housing […]