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Lawmakers agree to lower student loan interest rates again

By Elise Grafe
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Education | Congress reached an agreement Wednesday to lower federally subsidized student loan interest rates, at least temporarily. A bipartisan group of senators met…

‘Free’ college in Oregon comes with 20-year price tag

By Elise Grafe
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Education | As the cost of education balloons and student loan interest rates rise, lawmakers and students are considering creative school financing options. The latest…

Sequester break

Sequester break

By J.C. Derrick
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Government | Slowed spending and a better economy cut the deficit, but the problem is far from solved

Better late than never

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Budget | President Obama’s tardy budget is bloated with tax hikes and more government programs but does offer some entitlement reform

Default position

By Leigh Jones
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Education | Students are taking on massive debts without thinking of the future. One result: Default rates, even at Christian colleges, have grown

Dollars and Sense: Texas serves up wealth while politicians dole out candy and veggies

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | $X$W. I’ve spent most of this week at the South by Southwest Music, Film, and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, and it’s plain to see what an…

Budget battle

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Congress | House Republicans, led by Rep. Paul Ryan, lay out a balanced budget plan in anticipation of a Democratic alternative that emphasizes more taxes and spending

Doom, gloom, and … yawn

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Congress | As President Obama issues dire warnings about Friday’s sequester, lawmakers say their constituents are mostly unfazed

Alternate reality

By J.C. Derrick
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Politics | In his State of the Union address President Obama continues to push for more government, claiming his programs won’t add a dime to the deficit

No budget, no pay

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Congress | The House agrees to increase the nation’s debt limit as the GOP unveils a strategy to resolve the country’s fiscal crisis

Obama: Americans agree with my approach on deficit

By Whitney Williams
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Economy | President Barack Obama, laying down his marker for grueling "fiscal cliff" negotiations, said Friday he won't accept any approach to federal deficit reduction…

Living within our national means

Living within our national means

By D.C. Innes
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Economy | I once knew a fellow with seemingly no awareness of the connection between the nice things he bought on credit (condo, Corvette, Bermuda vacation) and his…

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