There's a great, in depth post at Maggie's Notebook on the subprime loan debacle. Maggie really dug into this one, and some of the names and connections may surprise you. Then again, as this little taste of her article shows, some of them may not:
Here are links to recipents of Fannie Mae monies: Open Secrets Capital Eye headline: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Invest in Democrats - July 16, 2008, and Update:Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Invest in Lawmakers.
On the "update" list: Note that Senator Barack Obama is the second largest receiver on this list, John Kerry the third, and Hillary Clinton way down the list at No. 12, under Senator Harry Reid. John McCain's name appears nowhere.
Maggie has a great blog - go read and bookmark. We'll leave the porch light on.