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Congress Student Loans

Students Alone: Under Utilized, Underpaid, Under Water

Frank Islam | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Frank Islam

Congress broke for its August recess, the Senate passed and the House approved a bill that rationalized the student loan process. In spite of this, students remain alone on a number of issues that affect them and their future.

Contentious Disputes Loom As Congress Returns To Work

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats will put good will to the test when Congress returns this week to potentially incendiary fights over nomi...

Student Loans Have Gotten Completely Out Of Hand (In 1 Chart)

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

If you just graduated from college, chances are you'll begin going grey before you fully pay off your student loans. That's right: It takes the av...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Revives 'Don't Double My Rate' Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday stepped into the ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama, Republicans Spoiling For Fresh Student Loan Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even before President Barack Obama personally joins the debate over student loan interest rates on Friday, Republican lawmakers and high...

Mike Sacks

John Boehner: 'There's No Women's Health Issue' In This Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Sunday defended the House of Representatives' advancing a bill that pays for lower student loan interes...

The Canary Lives

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Student loans serve as a sort of a canary in the dark recesses of Washington politics. If the Democrats cannot stand up to private sectors here, they are extremely unlikely to persevere elsewhere. The canary lives.