Cora Currier


Cora Currier was a reporting fellow at ProPublica and previously on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. She has written for the New Yorkerâs website, The European, Letâs Go guides, and other publications. During the 2008 presidential election, she covered the youth vote for The Nation. She has also worked as a researcher for several books on history and politics. Cora graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Social Studies.

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Our reading guide on the head of the regulatory agency that oversees Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae — who's putting profits (and repaying taxpayers) ahead of homeowners.

Why Fannie and Freddie Are Hesitating to Help Homeowners

We explain Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae's role in the housing market, and why it seems as if their actions often go against the interests of homeowners.

Dems Governors’ Gathering Gets Big Bucks Selling Prime Spot Next to Gov. Cuomo

The price for seats on a closed-door panel with New York Gov. — and noted campaign finance reformer — Andrew Cuomo? $50,000

Obama’s Unfulfilled State of the Union Goals

On energy, taxes, immigration and Guantanamo tribunals, President Obama has had to settle for something less than the ambitious goals he outlined in prior State of the Union speeches.

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