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Daily Archives: June 11th, 2014

Republicans (predictably) filibuster Elizabeth Warren’s bill to ease student loan debt

Excerpt: A bill spon­sored by Mass­a­chu­setts Sen­a­tor Eliz­a­beth War­ren to ease stu­dent loan debt has sad­ly become the lat­est wor­thy piece of leg­is­la­tion to be stalled in the Unit­ed States Sen­ate by the Repub­li­can Par­ty, which might as well offi­cial­ly rename itself the Par­ty of No (because that is its answer to just about every good […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Education
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Eric Cantor to resign as House Majority Leader within weeks as David Brat celebrates

Excerpt: Fol­low­ing his defeat in last night’s Vir­ginia pri­ma­ry, House Major­i­ty Leader Eric Can­tor has decid­ed to step down as Major­i­ty Leader in advance of the end of his term in office, set­ting off a scram­ble for his posi­tion between mul­ti­ple Repub­li­cans. In the cau­cus that holds the House major­i­ty, the posi­tion of Major­i­ty Leader is […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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