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House Republicans to fund student loan rate cut with cuts to health care

Speaker John Boehner finds his hostage. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) House Republicans have found another hostage, this time in the student loan interest rate fight. And their target is the Prevention and Public Health Fund in the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker John Boehner says he's more than happy to extend a lowered interest rate on federal student loans for another year, at the expense of public health.
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US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 years ago)

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US Politics / Liberal : Alan Colmes' Liberaland (2 years ago)

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US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 years ago)

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