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17 Jan 19
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Freshmen Dems stumble in quest to confront McConnell on shutdown Freshmen Democrats led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attempted to confront Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in-person over government shutdown and hand-deliver a letter urging him to cave and vote to reopen the government without securing the funding to the border wall. via FOX NEWS https://fxn.ws/2ASrjFU

17 Jan 19
Cecilia Moore

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has used his old state political action committee to raise big money and cut checks to Democrats in Iowa and New Hampshire as he weighs a presidential run. Campaign finance reports show McAuliffe’s PAC raised $300,000 in the second half of 2018 after raising no money in his first six […]

17 Jan 19
Viral Topic Zone

The Department of Homeland Security and HHS, which was responsible for the care of the separated children, last summer faced a June 2018 court order to reunify about 2,500 separated children who were in custody with their families. Most of those families were reunited within 30 days. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Trump administration separated […]

17 Jan 19
Marcus S. Sanderson

Looking for inspirational Michelle Obama Quotes? Here ya go! Michelle Obama is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer who’s also the wife of former U.S. President Barack Obama.  She was the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017, becoming the first African-American to serve the role. During her tenure as First […]

17 Jan 19
ThinkProgress
In a new report that confirms the obvious for many millennials, the Federal Reserve found that rising student debt — and not personal spending habits on things like avocado toast — is a key factor in preventing young people from buying homes, revealing that homeownership among young adults dropped 9 percentage points over the span of nearly 10 years. The report, published Wednesday, tracked homeownership rates from 2005 to 2014, showing an overall drop of 4 percentage points, from 69 percent in 2005 to 65 percent in 2014. That drop doubles among young adults ages 24 to 32, from 45 percent in 2005 to 36 percent in 2014. At the same time, average student loan debt among young people has also doubled from about $5,000 in 2005 to $10,000 in 2014. The Fed reported that in the first quarter of 2018, outstanding student debt reached a staggering $1.52 trillion, almost triple the amount from the previous decade. The Fed said it is likely that more than 20 percent of the overall decrease in homeownership among young people is due to student loan debt. “This represents over 400,000 young individuals who would have owned a home in 2014 had it not been for the rise in debt,” the report stated. “Our estimates suggest that student loan debt can be a meaningful barrier preventing young adults form owning a home,” the report added, explaining that high student loan debt can lead to a lower credit score, ultimately impacting a person’s ability to qualify for a mortgage. High student loan payments can also adversely affect a person’s ability to save for a down payment on a mortgage. The Fed report comes as higher education costs continue to increase, with financial aid in the form of grants and tax benefits failing to keep up the pace. “Now, net prices for full-time students at public four-year institutions have increased for eight straight years, for seven straight years for students at public two-year colleges, and for six straight years for those at private nonprofit colleges and universities,” reported InsideHigherEd in 2017. “So the typical student keeps paying more for college each year.” The high costs are exacerbated by the Trump administration’s repeated efforts to roll back student protections, from aiming to rescind regulations that hold colleges accountable for saddling students with more debt that they can handle, lowering standards for student loan servicers, and dismantling an Education Department team in charge of investigating for-profit colleges, to name a few. As student debt continues to rise, many progressive politicians are calling for long-term solutions in financing higher education. A number of Democratic candidates campaigned on college affordability proposals in the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections. And a bill put forth by Democrats in the summer of 2017 would push states to offer tuition-free community college for two years, expand Pell Grants, protect the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, and increase accountability of for-profit colleges. The sponsor of that legislation, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), now serves as chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor in the 116th Congress.
17 Jan 19
Triggered, Mostly

Recently is the news and on social media a lot of people have been talking about the government shut down and what they think about it, and just the wall in general. Personally no, the shut down doesn’t directly effect me but the fact that the wall is primarily to keep people from mexico out […]

17 Jan 19
WQAD.com

The Illinois legislative session is just a few days old, but there is already a major change in the state. 

17 Jan 19
Golden News

Steny Hoyer has thrown doubt on Democrats’ unity: Varney FBN’s Stuart Varney on Rep. Steny Hoyer splitting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over a potential border wall. via FOX BUSINESS NEWS https://fxn.ws/2sAb4II

17 Jan 19
Golden News

Freshmen Dems stumble in quest to confront McConnell on shutdown Freshmen Democrats led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attempted to confront Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in-person over government shutdown and hand-deliver a letter urging him to cave and vote to reopen the government without securing the funding to the border wall. via FOX NEWS https://fxn.ws/2ASrjFU

17 Jan 19
Howzit Kohala

HONOLULU (AP) — Lawmakers gathering for the first day of a new legislative session said Wednesday they will consider raising the state’s minimum wage. The state last boosted its minimum wage in 2014, when legislation gradually increased it from $7.25 to $10.10 over four years. Senate President Ron Kouchi said his chamber would discuss an […]

17 Jan 19
Update Trend News

The Department of Homeland Security and HHS, which was responsible for the care of the separated children, last summer faced a June 2018 court order to reunify about 2,500 separated children who were in custody with their families. Most of those families were reunited within 30 days. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Trump administration separated […]

17 Jan 19
Archy Worldys

Although the first presidential presidency is still a year away, several White House Democrats and Republicans have announced their intentions for 2020 and have reached the election campaign in New Hampshire, Iowa, and other early primary states that must be won. Here is a list of Democrats and Republicans who have officially or informally announced […]

17 Jan 19
Tiffany Favorites

<![CDATA[ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who has rocketed to fame with her liberal platform and social media savvy, led a crash course on Twitter for fellow Democrats on Thursday. "Class was in session this morning! I was thrilled to offer some insights on Twitter and social media to my. colleagues this morning," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on […]