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Sep 26 2015
Hours after Republicans swept to victory in November 2010, catapulting John A. Boehner to the speaker’s chair, he was asked how he could possibly persuade House conservatives to do some of the tough jobs of governing like raising the federal debt limit.
“We will be working that out over the next couple of months,” a confident Mr. Boehner, of Ohio, said with a shrug.
A cannyNew York Times (News)
Oct 23 2019
Student loan debt keeps growing.
There is a better solution than the ones politicians offer, which stick the taxpayer or the loan lenders with the whole bill.
It's called an "income share agreement."
Investors give money to a college, and the college then gives a free or partially free education to some students. When those students graduate, they pay the college a certainJohn Stossel
Mar 28 2020
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and New York General Attorney Letitia James led a group of more than two dozen attorneys general in urging the U.S. Department of Education to use its emergency powers to help federal student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The attorneys general wrote a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos asking her to take specificPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Oct 19 2013
Far from chastened by the debt debate, tea partyers and conservative groups signaled Thursday they’ve concluded they didn’t lose, but rather were sabotaged from within by weak Republicans — and they took the first steps to oust one of them. Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced he would challenge U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Republican primary next year, a day after the GOP’s seniorWashington Times
Oct 17 2013
What time is the next government shutdown? And what is the future of everything?
Glad you asked, because even though the federal government is re-opened and the threat of a debt default has been forestalled, it doesn't pay to get too comfortable. Life inside the Beltway will largely return to its typical status quo of atomic constipation, threadbare competence and small-mindedHuffPost
Oct 13 2013
As the United States government approaches a deadline for raising the debt limit and the government shutdown nears its second week, Senate Democrats are taking a stand on sequestration.
The party’s leadership rejected an offer from Senate Republicans on Saturday morning mainly because the proposal locked in those budget cuts for too long.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IllHuffPost
Mar 26 2020
A record 3.28 million workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the new coronavirus hit the U.S. economy, marking the end of a decadelong job expansion.
The number of Americans filing for claims was nearly five times the previous record high. Workers seeking jobless benefits, a proxy for layoffs, increased by 3 million for the week ended March 21, from the prior week.Wall Street Journal (News)
Jun 11 2014
As the House and Senate budget conference meets to decide the fiscal course of the United States, lawmakers should focus on reducing federal spending. Federal spending is growing rapidly and will accelerate outside the 10-year budget window. Even though tax revenues are projected to grow faster than spending over the next decade, the nation faces chronic and increasing deficits. Research findsThe Heritage Foundation
May 21 2020
For Ean Tafoya, the political revolution is far from over.
That doesn't mean he won't vote for Joe Biden.
"I'll knock doors in a Bernie (Sanders) shirt for (Biden), to show people that our movement is still here, but that we believe in moving beyond this last four years," Tafoya said.
Tafoya, a 34-year-old climate activist from Denver, supported both of Sanders'USA TODAY
Mar 16 2020
The first head-to-head debate of the Democratic presidential primary between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders focused on the government’s response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. We sorted through competing claims the two front-runners made about the pandemic, as well as other topics including Social Security, super PACs and bailouts.
After Biden claimed theFactCheck.org