Nineteen months ago, the recession took Bob Walker's job. Then,
creditors lined up to take the three-bedroom hilltop home that the
computer consultant shared with wife Stephanie Walker, a playwright
still looking for her first break.
Experts fear a new wave of foreclosures will hit this year as prolonged
unemployment makes it difficult for millions of homeowners to pay their
mortgages — and many of them aren't likely to get much help from a
federal program aimed at keeping them in their houses.
First he called congressional Democrats' yearlong march toward health
care overhaul an ugly process. Now President Barack Obama wants to talk
directly with Republicans, the very people his Capitol Hill allies call
obstinate and uncooperative.