Obama offers mortgage relief on Western trip

Monday, October 24, 2011 | 8:04 p.m. CDT; updated 9:59 p.m. CDT, Monday, October 24, 2011

LAS VEGAS — President Barack Obama offered mortgage relief on Monday to hundreds of thousands of Americans, his latest attempt to ease the economic and political fallout of a housing crisis that has bedeviled him as he seeks a second term.