Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Keystone XL pipeline to be delayed TransCanada Corp. says the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline will be in service months later than expected and cost more than its current $5.3 billion price-tag as it continues to await U.S. government approval. TransCanada had been sticking to its late 2014 or early 2015 start-up target, but the regulatory process has dragged on. More
Romney’s conflicting remarks on Solyndra-like investments “Well, that [Konarka investment] was a loan that was approved by the prior administration. The governor made it clear that his philosophy was that government should not be in the business of venture investing.” — Romney campaign adviser ... 08/5/2012 - 11:00 pm | View Link
Romney asks Peeping Toms to join bedroom surveillance team Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) says he is determined to repeal and replace President Obama's national health care overhaul even if it takes the support of a few Democrats to get it done. View Photo Gallery :With the Republican... 06/6/2012 - 4:23 am | View Link
Even if the country is seemingly in an academic freefall, Jon Stewart took heart in this year’s Congress being “hailed” as the least productive in U. S. history, and particularly House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) request his party be judged not by how many laws it passed, but by how many laws it repealed.
“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can stop your country from doing,” Stewart exclaimed in response.
But the root cause of the “legislative clusterf*ck,” correspondent Jason Jones explained, was the rampant gerrymandering around the country, which has left only 35 truly contested congressional districts, which are then drawn up by consultants like Kimbrell Brace, who described himself as an “artist” in an interview with Jones.
“It’s not just squiggly lines,” Brace told Jones.
The Obama administration expedited visa applications for about two dozen foreign investors for a Las Vegas casino hotel after pressure from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his staff, the Washington Times reported Tuesday.