September 25th, 2008

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Хренассе - по Гэллапу Обама потерял сразу три пункта преимущества, теперь там у обоих по 46%.

This update covers interviewing conducted Monday through Wednesday, and as such includes one night after McCain’s announcement that he was suspending election campaigning and flying to Washington to help seek a bipartisan solution to the financial crisis. A night by night analysis of interviewing results, however, does not suggest that McCain had a dramatically better night against Obama on Wednesday. Instead, the data show that McCain has been doing slightly better for the last three days than he had in the previous week, and with some strong Obama days falling off of the rolling average, the race has moved to its current tied position. This is the first report since Sept. 13-15, in which Obama did not have at least a one percentage point edge.





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Достижения прошлого

Ed Morissey нашел чудную статью из LA Times 1999 года с похвалой одному из не слишком заметных, но очень важных достижений клинтоновской эры: как клинтоновская администрация преодолела сопротивление косных банкиров, заставив их раздавать кредиты на дома кому попало.

Under Clinton, bank regulators have breathed the first real life into enforcement of the Community Reinvestment Act, a 20-year-old statute meant to combat “redlining” by requiring banks to serve their low-income communities. The administration also has sent a clear message by stiffening enforcement of the fair housing and fair lending laws. The bottom line: Between 1993 and 1997, home loans grew by 72% to blacks and by 45% to Latinos, far faster than the total growth rate.





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