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  • Meet today's right-wing political football: The Ex-Im Bank

    The new House majority leader, Republican Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, wasted no time this week establishing his bona fides with the right wing of his party. He went on "Fox News Sunday" to declare that he was in favor of shutting down the Export-Import...
  • More than one way to tackle student loan debt

    When interest rates go down, many people with outstanding loans — house, car, home equity — start looking around at refinancing options. Unless your debt is a student loan, in which case federal law places you in a different category from...
  • Seattle's grand experiment with the minimum wage

    Seattle this week saw and raised skeptics on the minimum wage, as its City Council unanimously approved a $15 hourly minimum for the lowest-paid workers. The nation's highest minimum wage will kick in over the next seven years, depending on the size of...
  • Sally Pipes: State healthcare exchanges show flaws of Obamacare

    Obamacare's most loyal proponents are dropping like flies. Of the 14 states and the District of Columbia that established their own health insurance exchanges, no less than seven remain completely broken or dysfunctional. One has already been taken over...
  • Public is appropriately concerned about national debt

    Tribune columnist Steve Chapman attacks the cluelessness of Americans on national debt and points out that the U.S. deficit has been falling the past five years. But a falling deficit still means national debt is heading in the wrong direction, albeit...
  • Obamacare subsidies on track to cost billions this year, report says

    Obamacare subsidies on track to cost billions this year, report says
    The large subsidies for health insurance that helped fuel the successful drive to sign up approximately 8 million Americans for coverage under the Affordable Care Act are on track to cost billions of dollars this year, a new federal report indicates....
  • Ex-HHS Secretary Sebelius gets warm reception from health law supporters

    WASHINGTON In one of her first public speaking events since she left office last month, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday thanked her supporters, jabbed her detractors and shared some of the encounters with everyday...
  • America's failing infrastructure is in plain sight

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, June 16: Roads and bridges are a basic responsibility of the government even most libertarians would agree with that. Yet the pothole plague shows no signs of abating....
  • Open College Aid To Undocumented Students

    Open College Aid To Undocumented Students
    In May, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Hartford to discuss the importance of college readiness, access and affordability. Several state and local education and political leaders accompanied Secretary Duncan on his visit to the...
  • The Buffett Rule's threat to Sen. Warren's student loan refi bill

    The Buffett Rule's threat to Sen. Warren's student loan refi bill
    If you had an idea that you wanted to push through Congress, would you hitch it to a controversial tax proposal that had no chance of becoming law? Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wants the federal government to make it easier for people with student...
  • More U.S. consumers are seeking medical care, report shows

    More U.S. consumers are seeking medical care, report shows
    A historic slowdown in U.S. healthcare spending in recent years may be drawing to a close. An industry report published Tuesday and healthcare experts point to a steady rise in medical care being sought by consumers seeing specialists, getting more...