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  • Say WHAT?? Obama Administration Plans Campaign-Style Event on Student Loans
    May 30, 2013  - Tomorrow President Obama will hold an event at the White House to “call on Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1st.” But wait a minute – the House has already taken action, approving legislation that mirrors the president’s own proposal to shift interest rates to a ... More
  • Democrats Flip Flop on ObamaCare Slush Fund
    Apr 27, 2012  - The House is scheduled to vote today on the Interest Rate Reduction Act (H.R. 4682), legislation sponsored by Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) that will roll back wasteful ObamaCare spending to pay for a one year extension of the current interest rate on subsidized Stafford Loans made to undergraduate stude... More
  • Obama Economy Gets a Failing Grade; Half of College Graduates Can’t Find Work
    Apr 25, 2012  - After delivering speeches at the University of North Carolina and the University of Colorado yesterday, President Obama heads to the University of Iowa today to rally the youth vote and promote his proposal to enact a one-year freeze on Stafford Loan interest rates. Missing from the speeches and pol... More
  • Obama Advisor Admits: No Plan to Pay for Stafford Loan Interest Rate Freeze
    Apr 24, 2012  - One of President Obama’s leading domestic policy advisers admits the president has yet to figure out a way to afford the $6 billion price tag on a one-year Stafford Loan interest rate freeze, stating, “That really isn’t the issue.” On NPR’s Diane Rehm Show yesterday, host Susan Page pressed Domestic... More
  • Despite Widespread Complaints, Obama Administration Refuses to Acknowledge Direct Loan Problems
    Apr 19, 2012  - In recent months, a growing number of student loan borrowers and institution leaders have stepped forward to voice complaints about the federal government’s implementation of the Direct Loan Program, which oversees and originates every new federal higher education loan in the country. According to a... More
  • Rhetoric vs. Reality: Education Priorities in the Administration's FY 2013 Budget
    Mar 27, 2012  - On Wednesday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce on the president’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget request for the Department of Education. If the secretary’s recent appearance in front of the House Appropriations Committee is any ind... More
  • Left Turn: President Revives Failed Campaign Promises on Student Loan Interest Rates
    Jan 25, 2012  - WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to prevent an increase in student loan interest rates from hitting students, stating, “At a time when Americans owe more in tuition debt than credit card debt, this Congress needs to stop the interest rates ... More
  • State of the Union Preview: A Backdoor Education Agenda
    Jan 23, 2012  - As President Obama prepares to deliver his latest State of the Union address, the administration is working at a fever pitch to put the final pieces of its backdoor education agenda in place. On Tuesday, the American people are sure to hear the president wax poetically about his efforts to bolster K... More
  • Will Taxpayers Be On the Hook for the President’s Student Loan Plan?
    Oct 28, 2011  - This week, the Obama administration heralded their latest initiative to “fix” the American economy. This time, it is a plan that unilaterally alters federal policies governing federal student loans. Amazingly, the president has pledged this “won’t cost taxpayers a dime.” In fact, White House officia... More
  • What's the Real Impact of the President's Student Loan Plan?
    Oct 27, 2011  - White House officials announced a new plan they claim will significantly lower student loan payments. In a speech yesterday at the University of Colorado, President Obama told students, “Americans could see their payments go down by hundreds of dollars a month.” Sounds great – but like most things w... More
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