Archive | October 27, 2011

October 27: News Roundup

A growing number of Republicans are cautioning that extreme statements by the 2012 presidential candidates will hurt the party’s chances of winning in 2012. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has joined a group of Republicans who think that the candidates’ reliance on personal attacks will damage the party’s image. Even one of the candidates, Newt Gingrich, […]

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President Obama: “We Can’t Wait”

President Barack Obama has launched a national effort to urge Congress to pass the American Jobs Act, piece by piece, to put folks back to work and strengthen the economy.  Using the mantra “we can’t wait,” the President will highlight executive actions that his Administration will take.  He’ll continue to pressure Congressional Republicans to put […]

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We Can’t Wait: Student Loan Reform

President Obama just took two serious steps to make life a lot easier for folks with student loans—and there’s a good chance you or someone you know will benefit from these changes very soon. Here’s how: —Effective this January, if you’re someone who has different kinds of loans—guaranteed and direct—you’ll be able to roll them […]

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Making College More Affordable

From investing in Pell Grants to supporting the American Opportunity Tax Credit, President Obama and his administration have worked to make college more affordable for more students and their families. Now, the President is taking the next step by making it easier for students to repay federal student loans. Here are just a few of […]

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