| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Congress racked up another F this week, failing to stop a looming increase in student loan interest rates that both parties say they oppose. Friday will be the last day for college students of modest means to obtain a federal loan at the ultra-low...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:15 AM
U.S. Sens. Joe Donnelly, D-Granger, and Dan Coats, R-Ind., on Thursday introduced the Respect for National Cemeteries Act, which would give the Department of Veterans Affairs and Army the authority to disinter veterans buried in national cemeteries who...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 1:13 PM
It's one thing when a member of the opposing party says you're acting like a fool. It's quite another when the comment comes from a veteran statesman within your own ranks.
Nonetheless, Florida's freshman Republican Senator Marco Rubio recently took one...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:33 PM
WASHINGTON -- The White House is urging Congress to pass a bipartisan compromise on student loans that would offer lower interest rates for the next few years.
The White House on Tuesday released a statement urging swift passage of the deal,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are ready to offer students a better deal on their college loans this fall, but future classes could see higher interest rates.
The Senate could vote as early as Thursday on a bipartisan compromise that heads off a...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:40 AM
WASHINGTON – A proposal to extend lower interest rates for some federal student loans failed for the second time in the Senate on Wednesday, putting new pressure on Democrats to reach a compromise on the issue.
A unanimous bloc of Republicans,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The defeat of a student loan bill in the Senate on Wednesday clears the way for fresh negotiations to restore lower rates, but lawmakers are racing the clock before millions of students return to campus next month to find borrowing...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Top Senate Democrats tried again Wednesday to push through a bill to extend for one year the just-expired 3.4% interest rate on some federal student loans. And predictably, the bill was blocked by a filibuster, with one Democrat and one Independent...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed legislation to keep federal agencies running, while also easing some of the effects of $85 billion in budget cuts....
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - The confirmation hearing Thursday of John Brennan to be CIA director reopened scrutiny of a wide range of controversies that have dogged the country for more than a decade, ranging from the Obama administration's embrace of targeted...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- The gun bill was going down, but Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who reached a compromise to try to save it, went to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to give it one more try.
In an unorthodox tactic, he appealed directly...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 3:02 PM
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston area held funerals for two more of its dead Tuesday — including an 8-year-old boy — as more details emerged from U.S. officials and family members about how the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects may have...