U.S. News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Hirono-church-rally.jpg

$1 trillion in debt, students lobby Congress for action

College activists lobbied Congress for relief last month during the United States Student Association's annual legislative conference.

The Congressional crisis calendar countdown

For two years, we have had continual crises with debt ceilings, budget resolutions, and really big scary numbers.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-saveourhealth520x300.jpg

GOP, despite debt ceiling deal, avoids real issues

House Republicans have not changed their ransom demands. They've simply chosen a different hostage. For now.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-StopTransUnion.jpg

Fired for student debt, woman challenges TransUnion

Got debt? Beware! Your employer may fire you for it.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-FallonandObama.jpg

Obama pushes for lower student loan rates

President Barack Obama is on the road again, this time to warn students about a pending interest rate hike on college loans if Congress doesn't act.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-studentdebt305x300.jpg

More elderly are poor; net worth for young people worsens

The U.S. Census Bureau calculates that nearly twice as many older Americans qualify as poor than had been previously thought. At the same time, net worth disparity between younger and older is at an all-time high.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-ObamaPressConference.jpg

On deficit, Obama says "corporate jet owners" should pay fair share

President Barack Obama ratcheted up the pressure yesterday on Republicans to get off their our-way-or -the-highway position in the debt/deficit talks.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Everest520x289.jpg

Flush with taxpayer cash, for-profit schools seek to quash oversight

WARNING: Career schools may be hazardous to your financial and educational health.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-SocialSecurityARA520x325.jpg

Connecticut to Congress: "Keep the promise on Social Security"

A week after being re-elected as chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. John Larson joined with retired union members at the state capitol who were calling for the protection and expansion of Social Security.

1 2