Clea Benson

Bloomberg News

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Reporter for Bloomberg News; former Capitol reporter for the Sacramento Bee

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Countrywide Financial, which helped create the sub-prime mortgage crisis, discounted hundreds of loans to members of Congress and officials of Fannie Mae, protecting its business and…

Report Says Countrywide Loans Used to Win Favor

Countrywide Financial, which helped create the sub-prime mortgage crisis, discounted hundreds of loans to members of Congress and officials of Fannie Mae, protecting its business and…

from To the Point

Two years of tax returns show that  Mitt Romney  paid about 14 percent last year on $21 million in income.

Update on the GOP Presidential Race: Politics Never Stops

Two years of tax returns show that Mitt Romney paid about 14 percent last year on $21 million in income.

from To the Point

The Bush Administration wants California to make sure that poor women are legal residents or citizens before they get free help with birth control.

Feds Bar Free Contraception for Undocumented Immigrants

The Bush Administration wants California to make sure that poor women are legal residents or citizens before they get free help with birth control.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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