U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, calls it “nonsense” for politicians to suggest doing away with the U.S. Department of Education, saying “that flies in the face of 200 years of U.S. history.”
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A metric for gauging the number of college debt holders defaulting on their loans published today by the U.S. Department of Education shows borrowers who went into repayment between 2007 and 2009 defaulted at a rate of 8.8 percent — a 12-year high.
GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann concluded a weekend of Florida events with a Sarasota rally cosponsored by the local Republican Party and a handful of tea party and 912 groups, repeating her calls to eliminate both the EPA and the Department of Education and promising to lead the charge to repeal “ObamaCare.”
Would-be GOP presidential nominee Michele Bachmann began her weekend tour of the Sunshine State today, making a late afternoon visit to a sub shop in Jacksonville Beach.
Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien, the administration’s top education advocate and the lead author of the state’s Race to the Top grant applications, this weekend fired back at Republicans like Colorado U.S. Senate Candidate Jane Norton. In December, Norton told…
U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton apparently committed Tuesday to working to repeal the federal health care bill passed Sunday. In a Facebook status update, she wrote vaguely that the “country must elect leaders this November who will work to repeal…
Republican candidates for Colorado’s top offices have been spurred at Tea Party primary-election events to take strong anti-government positions that have alarmed moderate and liberal voters and that in the YouTube era might compromise their standing with general election voters in the summer and fall.
On Saturday at a South Denver Tea Party-hosted candidate forum, Republican candidates looking to reverse sweeping losses over the past series of elections took turns railing against government and business as usual in Washington and in Denver. Reflecting GOP campaigns across the country, they proposed sweeping cuts to programs, warned of the rise of socialism and ruminated on the greatest threats to national security. U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck and gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes won in straw polling over respective frontrunners Jane Norton and Scott McInnis.
Last week MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer and Melissa Francis interviewed New Hampshire U.S. Senator Judd Gregg, top member on the budget committee and member of the banking committee. The interview got exciting when the hosts asked Gregg where precisely he…
Former Lt. Governor Jane Norton said she was spurred to try to win Colorado Democrat Michael Bennet’s U.S. Senate seat by what she sees as the dramatic expansion of government in the Obama era. In stump speeches, emails and interviews, she has vowed to work to cut federal spending as a way to end the “government takeover” of the private sector. One of the ways Norton proposes to trim spending is to eliminate the federal Department of Education. That dramatic proposal has predictably shocked members of the left-leaning Colorado politics-blogosphere, but it also surprised at least one conservative member of the small crowd gathered two weeks ago at the Lamplighter restaurant in Alamosa, where Norton reportedly first unveiled the proposal.