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  • U.S. targets for-profit colleges that saddle students with high debt

    U.S. targets for-profit colleges that saddle students with high debt
    The Obama administration is stepping up regulation of for-profit career colleges, announcing rules that could cut off federal funding to institutions that leave students with massive debts they can't repay. The U.S. Department of Education's effort,...
  • The secret behind the midterm election

    The secret behind the midterm election
    There's a hidden history to the nasty midterm election campaign that will, mercifully, end on Nov. 4. What's not being widely talked about is as important as what's in the news. Underappreciated fact No. 1: The number of Democratic seats that are not in...
  • O'Malley to return to Iowa

    O'Malley to return to Iowa
    WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is laying the groundwork for a potential presidential campaign in 2016, will return to Iowa this weekend to support Democratic candidates running in this year's midterm elections. O'Malley will campaign...
  • Iowa Has Closest Battle For Senate Seat

    The Machine Shed restaurant in Urbandale, Iowa, where the waitresses wear bib overalls and suggest a cinnamon roll the size of a loaf of bread as a breakfast appetizer, sells a root beer called Dang!, bandages made to look like bacon strips, and signs...
  • Hinting at 2016, Hillary Clinton focuses on humanizing her image

    Hinting at 2016, Hillary Clinton focuses on humanizing her image
    With Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2016 presidential run looking like a foregone conclusion, the question now is whether she has a message. Fresh off a visit to Iowa and two events last week in Washington where she sought to reconnect with female voters,...
  • Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]

    Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]
     Democrats from around the country, and political chroniclers as well, again flocked to Iowa last weekend for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, a traditional event for raising cholesterol levels and presidential ambitions. It may or may not...
  • Battle lines harden in Congress over immigration crisis

    Battle lines hardened Thursday in Congress over how best to address the crisis of children on the border, as Democrats pushed back against efforts by Republicans — and the administration — to more quickly turn the youngsters back to their home...
  • Officials warn child immigrant crisis is draining resources

    Officials warn child immigrant crisis is draining resources
    The federal government will run out of money to deal with the influx of Central American children crossing the U.S. border illegally this summer if lawmakers fail to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funds, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a...
  • Toomey child-predator bill stuck in limbo

    Toomey child-predator bill stuck in limbo
    — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey called in backup Tuesday as he pressed colleagues to approve his bill on school employee background checks before Congress wraps up this session. The child advocates standing behind him want it. Law enforcement wants it. The...
  • Al Franken takes Senate job seriously (he's still funny in private)

    It must be said at this point: Sen. Al Franken is just dull. How dull is he? He says the most memorable conversation he's had as a senator — "hilarious" even — was a wonkish discussion with former President Clinton about how to finance...
  • Sen. Al Franken looks to the late Paul Wellstone for inspiration

    Sen. Al Franken looks to the late Paul Wellstone for inspiration
    Ask Al Franken why he got into public service, and he's likely to quote Paul Wellstone's credo: "We all do better when we all do better." "If I knew technically what a haiku was, it would be a haiku. But I don't think it's technically a haiku,"...