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Mitt Romney Completely Blindsided By Loss

via John Dickerson, Slate Mitt Romney says he is a numbers guy, but in the end he got the numbers wrong. His campaign was adamant that public polls in the swing states were mistaken. They claimed the pollsters were over-estimating the number of Democrats who would turn out on Election Day. Romney’s campaign was certain … Continue reading

Student Debt: Marco Rubio Among Members Of Congress Who Owe Thousands On Their Loans

via Tyler Kingkade, The Huffington Post Even members of Congress are carrying student debt. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is $100,000 in the hole for student loans he took out in the 1990’s — and could owe as much as $250,000. The exact figure is unknown because members of Congress are allowed to report financial holdings … Continue reading

Obama Levels Straight Shots At Supreme Court And Ryan Budget

via E.J. Dionne Jr., The Washington Post Conservatives are not accustomed to being on the defensive. They have long experience with attacking the evils of the left and the abuses of activist judges. They love to assail “tax-and-spend liberals” without ever discussing who should be taxed or what government money is actually spent on. They … Continue reading

Toxic Student Debt Might Blow Up Our Economy – Why The Fed Must Bail Out The Millions Of Young People Crushed By Student Loans

via Ellen Brown, Alternet Among the demands of the Wall Street protesters is student debt forgiveness – a debt “jubilee.” Occupy Philly has a “Student Loan Jubilee Working Group,” and other groups are studying the issue. Commentators say debt forgiveness is impossible. Who would foot the bill? But there is one deep pocket that could … Continue reading

Back To School And Deeper In Debt

Two weekends ago, I dropped off my daughters at college. As any parent with children in college knows, this is a bittersweet ritual — piling your kid’s belongings into your car, getting them set up in their dorm rooms, then getting shooed away, leaving them with classmates, friends, deans, and professors. Of course, it’s bittersweet … Continue reading

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