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Obama Seeks to Link College Aid with Affordability, Graduation Rates

Obama Seeks to Link College Aid with Affordability, Graduation Rates
President Barack Obama on Thursday will unveil a sweeping new plan for rating colleges based in part on affordability, with the goal of eventually linking those ratings to federal financial aid awards.
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Lack of Regulation Driving College Costs Through the Roof

Lack of Regulation Driving College Costs Through the Roof
The cost of college continues to rise. Why? Too little government.
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A Different Kind of Union: The Bailouts of Texas and the Eurozone

A Different Kind of Union: The Bailouts of Texas and the Eurozone
Remember when New York bailed out Texas to the tune of $150 billion? It was less than 25 years ago, but a lot has changed — and yet global parallels still abound.
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Jared Bernstein
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Boehner’s New Debt Limit Ransom: Cuts On Top Of Sequester

Boehner’s New Debt Limit Ransom: Cuts On Top Of Sequester
With the House Republican caucus still squabbling over what ransom they should demand for an increase in the debt limit, Speaker John Boehner issued his own threat this weekend: Cuts greater than the essential increase.
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Bill Scher
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CBO Predicts US Deficit Will Plummet but Republican Austerity Obsession Shows No Sign of Waning

CBO Predicts US Deficit Will Plummet but Republican Austerity Obsession Shows No Sign of Waning
Republicans are determined to "fix" everything except what is really wrong with America. While trying yet again to repeal Obamacare and obsessing over every imagined scandal in the book they are refusing to pass a jobs bill to provide relief to working Americans. Worse yet is their obsession with the deficit. Sadly for Republicans, that "crisis" is over.
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Obama's 'Rising American Electorate' Hardest Hit By the Economy

Obama's 'Rising American Electorate' Hardest Hit By the Economy
The rising American electorate is sinking together in this economy. The faltering jobless recovery isn’t working for most working families. Over 20 million are still in need of full-time work. Wages and family income are falling.
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While Washington Bickers, Bad Trade Deals Bleed Our Economy Dry

While Washington Bickers, Bad Trade Deals Bleed Our Economy Dry
While politicians in Washington squabble, they ignore report after report that show how one-sided trade deals with China and others are killing off our jobs , factories, industries, and economy.
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Obama Better on Debt Than Reagan

When he claims the president has doubled the deficit, Mitt Romney is an out and out liar.
First, as the graph shows, the President has reduced the deficit. The Red column on the graph represents George W. Bush's contribution to the deficit. But serial liar Romney falsely claims Obama has doubled the deficit.  Not only has the president NOT doubled the deficit, the president has reduced it.
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You Are Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago Because the Iraq War is Over

Four years ago, Barack Obama, then a U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate, promised that if elected, he would end the war in Iraq.  At its height, there were 170,000 American military personnel in Iraq, and despite the war’s growing unpopularity, in 2008 there were still 140,000 American soldiers fighting in t...
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