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Obama mortgage regulator hires current mortgage lobbyist

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The Federal Housing Finance Agency has hired Charles Landgraf, who appears to be a currently registered lobbyist, as an adviser to help form policy on a product involved in mortgage lending called “force-place insurance.” Landgraf lobbies for a major bank on that exact issue. This seems to clash with ethics rules and President Obama’s rhetoric on keeping lobbyists out of policymaking jobs. The...

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