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Democrat Disarray Halts Student Loan Relief

- June 28, 2013

"Senate Democrats Battled Among Themselves Over Student Loans," All But Guaranteeing The Senate Will Miss Its July 1 Deadline To Prevent Loan Rates From Doubling. "Senate Democrats battled among themselves over student loans Thursday, holding dueling news conferences about the right way to prevent interest rates from doubling in four days. It was an unusual situation for the party with an issue on which it has typically been united. And the split all but guaranteed that the chamber will blow past the July 1 deadline, when new student loan applicants who receive need-based federal aid will see their interest rates rise from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent."... Continue Reading »

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RNC Unveils #DontDoubleMyRate Student Loan Countdown Clock And Petition

- June 28, 2013

Today, the Republican National Committee unveiled a #DontDoubleMyRate countdown clock and petition asking Americans to tell President Obama and Senate Democrats to stop student loan rates from doubling before it’s too late on July 1st. Instead of doing their jobs to protect college graduates across the country, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats have stood in the way of bipartisan solutions.... Continue Reading »

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Senate Democrats’ Failing Grade For Grads

- June 27, 2013

“With Just Days To Spare,” Senate Democrats’ Obstruction Has Threatened To Allow Subsidized Student Loans To Double From The Current 3.4% To 6.8%. “With just days to spare before a July 1 deadline sends subsidized Stafford loan rates up from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, a group of senators from both parties announced a plan that would link interest rates on new federally backed loans to the financial markets.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Report Card For Grads: F

- May 31, 2013

Today, Obama Will Be Joined By College Students At The White House To Advocate For Action On Student Loans. WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY JAY CARNEY: "Before I take your questions I wanted to let you know that on Friday, the President will be joined by college students here at the White House for an event where he will call on Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1st. The President's budget includes a proposal to guarantee students a low rate in July. Democrats in the House and Senate have also put forward solutions to achieve that goal." (Press Briefing, Washington, D.C. 5/29/13)... Continue Reading »

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Another Failing Grade For Obama On Student Loan Debt

- October 18, 2012

Obama: "We've Seen Millions Of Young People Be Able To Afford College." OBAMA: "And as a consequence, we've seen millions of young people be able to afford college, and that's going to make sure that young women are going to be able to compete in that marketplace."... Continue Reading »

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They Said It!

- August 28, 2012

Obama Campaign Advisor Robert Gibbs To Unemployed College Graduates - It Could Be Worse. MSNBC'S CHUCK TODD: "But boy that unemployment rate when you get out of college is tough. It's higher than the national average." ROBERT GIBBS: "You should see the unemployment rate if you don't get through college. It's about twice as high for those that do have a college degree."... Continue Reading »

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