As Deadline Nears, Dueling Student Loan Bills Stall in Senate


Despite agreeing that low federal student loan interest rates should be extended, Democrats and Republicans have not been able to come together to do so. On Thursday, the Senate rejected two competing plans that would have kept student loan rates from doubling to 6.8 percent on July 1.

Student Loan Bill Stalls in Senate


Democratic legislation that would prevent student loan interest rates from doubling was blocked in the Senate by Republicans on Tuesday.

The Student Loan Shuffle

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Since last fall, one million borrowers have had their federal student loans randomly assigned to new loan-servicing companies, all nonprofits or subsidiaries of nonprofit organizations, thanks to a little-known provision in the 2010 healthcare overhaul.


This disturbing video shows riot-ready police facing off with students protesting on Wednesday at UC Berkeley The students were reportedly attempting to set up camp on school grounds, which initially didn't go over well (more).

OWS, The American Dream and You


Taking a cue from the 99 percenters, some conservatives are hoping to make their own play on demographics by redirecting the national discourse about class struggle and revising the cherished American story of meritocracy for these, our troubled times.

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