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  • Student loan smackdown?

    Student loan smackdown?
    [UPDATE: The Warren- and Durbin-backed bill to refinance student loans at lower rates has failed to pass the Senate.] The student loan fight has found a battleground state: Illinois. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has made student debt one of his...
  • New Senate polls offer three lessons and some hope for Democrats

    WASHINGTON — Three lessons jump out from the latest round of polling on key U.S. Senate races. First, just as Democrats have been saying, their endangered incumbent in Arkansas, Sen. Mark Pryor, is doing better than analysts in Washington had...
  • What is the meaning of Eric Cantor's defeat?

    Every political pundit in the country is, right now, writing about what House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in Tuesday's Republican primary means. But how sure can we be that we know what it means? Essentially none of the pundits, including me,...
  • Student loan refinancing bill fails U.S. Senate hurdle

    Student loan refinancing bill fails U.S. Senate hurdle
    WASHINGTON - Legislation to allow student loan borrowers to refinance at lower interest rates failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, dooming a measure that was a Democratic priority ahead of November congressional elections....
  • The Senate primaries: Squawk before you can run

    The Senate primaries: Squawk before you can run
    Serving in America's Congress is one of the few jobs for which applicants trumpet their inexperience. Running against Washington while simultaneously asking voters to send you there makes sense when Congress is as popular as a porcupine in a bag of...
  • Eric Shinseki steps down as VA chief amid wait list scandal

    Eric Shinseki steps down as VA chief amid wait list scandal
    After weeks of being bombarded by some veterans groups and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, Eric K. Shinseki bowed to the inevitable Friday and stepped down as secretary of Veterans Affairs, saying he wanted to avoid being a distraction...
  • Obama accepts Veterans Affairs chief Shinseki's resignation with 'regret'

    Obama accepts Veterans Affairs chief Shinseki's resignation with 'regret'
    Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned on Friday following a meeting with President Barack Obama that came amid a firestorm of outrage over delays in medical care for U.S. veterans. Shortly after the private White House session,...
  • EPA rule sparks debate: Is it a job killer or bold step for future?

    The Obama administration's proposed carbon-emissions rule sparked a political and economic debate that is likely to play out for months. Here are some of the comments from lawmakers and interest groups: “Today’s announcement is a dagger in...
  • Why Kentucky is fighting for hemp in federal court

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is suing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal authorities in a fight over hemp seeds. Here's a look at why officials who had planned to be at a farm Friday will instead be in a courtroom. What...
  • VA hospital inquiry widens; Secretary Eric Shinseki urges patience

    The inquiry into whether a Veterans Affairs facility in Phoenix falsified government records to hide excessive wait times has broadened to include several other veterans centers nationwide, as officials said Thursday that complaints about delays in...
  • Mitch McConnell beats tea party challenger in Kentucky GOP primary

    Mitch McConnell beats tea party challenger in Kentucky GOP primary
    Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell easily withstood a challenge from his right flank Tuesday to secure renomination for a sixth term, the first step toward his ultimate goal of leading a new Republican majority in the Senate next year. Shortly after polls...