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Greg Sargent: Left gears up for fight over student loans

By all means, let's talk about how best to create opportunity. For some time now, groups on the left have been pushing Democrats and the White House to pick a big fight with Republicans over the fact that student loan interest rates are set to double when a federal law expires this summer. The White House is now set to join the battle: Read full article >>
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Obama, McConnell push market-based student loan rate plan

Politics / US Politics : Planet Washington (last year)

President Barack Obama is calling for support for a student loan interest rate plan that links rates to the market, even though some Democrats in the Senate oppose it. A fact sheet the White House put out today calls the... Read Post

Greg Sargent: Student loans: A rerun of the payroll tax cut fight?

Politics / US Politics : The Plum Line (3 years ago)

Jake Sherman reports on the House GOP’s latest response in the student loan fight. With Republicans claiming they are for extending the low interest rates, and that they only disagree with the White House and Dems over how to pay fo... Read Post

Student Loans

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (last year)

While I’m glad that Senate Democrats are fighting for a better bill that would lower student loan interest rates, Obama really left them hanging out to dry after proposing tying the interest rates to the 10-year treasury note, which... Read Post


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