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Durbin Blasts GOP’s Student Loan Plan

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) bashes Republicans for their proposed solution to the looming hike in interest for student loan recipients during a press conference Thursday. “When it comes to helping the kids… the Republican answer is ‘well, by all means then, the thing to do is cut healthcare.’” (:15)

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Durbin: Student Loan Debt Surpasses Credit Card Debt

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) emphasized the fact that student debt in the U.S. has surpassed credit card debt during a press conference Thursday. (:13)

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Reid: Secret Service Should Hire More Females

When asked about his thoughts on recent claims that the Secret Service scandal in Colombia may not have been an isolated incident, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) stated that if the allegations were true, the Secret Service needed to “hire more females.” (:08)

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Hoyer Shuns GOP’s Student Loan Proposal

Steny Hoyer

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Thursday that he rejects Republican plans to prevent and interest spike for federal student loan recipients.

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John Mayer, Lawmakers Enjoy A Night Out On The Hill

Famed musician John Mayer and Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) were honored for their dedication and efforts for the improvement of the music world.

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WH Opposes Cyber-Security Bill

The bill does not contain — according to the White House — sufficient protections on the sharing of personal information between private entities nor provide for proper and adequate oversight to ensure the data is used only for the proper purposes of Cybersecurity

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Lieberman: U.S. To Supply Weapons To Syria Opposition At Some Point

Following Marco Rubio’s speechat the Brookings Institute Wednesday, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) stated that although there should be “no boots on the ground” in Syria, the U.S. must supply the Syrian opposition groups with the weapons necessary to ward off the Assad regime. “At some point we simply have to say, ‘we’re going to help […]

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Rubio Agrees With Obama: No Options Off The Table For Iran

During a high-profile speech at the Brookings Institute Wednesday, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said that he agreed with President Obama and that he too believes no option should be left out when it comes to Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon. “An Iran with nuclear weapons is an unimaginable thing… no options should be off the […]

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Rubio: Job In Libya Would’ve Been Done Sooner With Full U.S. Lead

During a high-profile speech at the Brookings Institute Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) believes that our engagement in Libya was a good choice but that our fast retraction led to a slow transition to democracy for the country, saying, “my argument was not that it didn’t work out in the end, my argument is that […]

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Rubio Says U.S. Should Safely Equip Syrian Opposition Groups

During a high-profile speech at the Brookings Institute Wednesday, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) states that he believes the U.S. should provide weapons to the Syrian opposition groups but that preemptive measures need to be taken so that these weapons do not end up in the hands of the wrong people. “First of all we have […]

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Tuesday, October 6

● Report examines big business tax havens

● BP oil spill settlement soars past $20 billion

● Bankruptcy filings lag behind 2014 pace

● Slow housing market is drag on economy

● Credit repair scammers cough up $7.9 million

● Drug maker fined for China bribes

Russia Invades Turkish Airspace, NATO Denounces Actions

Secretary of State John Kerry with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the 2013 APEC CEO summit in Bali, Indonesia. Photo: U.S. Department of State

Moscow said that the breach on the Syrian-Turkish border was a mistake, citing bad weather as cause for the incident.

Supreme Court – What Protections Do People Who Guarantee Loans Have?

The Supreme Court, Washington, D.C. (Photo by James Cullum)

The Supreme Court considered how expansive the term “applicant” should be under Federal lending protection laws

The World in 2:00 – October 5, 2015

The World in 2:00

The U.S. finds itself on the receiving end of war crimes allegations after a weekend airstrike on a MSF hospital in Afghanistan.

Supreme Court – Will the Internet Chip Away at Foreign Sovereign Immunity?

The Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C. (Photo by James Cullum)

The high court heard oral arguments on Monday in a case which pits the boarders that divide nations against the Internet that can erase them

White House ‘Welcomes’ Clinton’s Proposal For Executive Action On Gun Control

Josh Earnest

Clinton said she would use executive actions to boost gun control, but Obama has indicated that he has exhausted the tools at his disposal and needs Congress to address gun violence.