WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply scaling back plans for a government-run college rating system, President Barack Obama is now trumpeting a redesigned online tool that will give students and their parents information about costs, student loans and other data to help them choose among the nation's colleges and universities.The revamped College Scorecard, debuting Saturday on the Education Department's website, will offer consumers a way to see what each school's graduates earn, how much debt they graduate with, and what percentage of a school's students can pay back their loans.
Foot-in-mouth disease appears to be as least as important than the economy. Thanks to the former, as well as Mitt Romney's completely inept handling of independent voters, it will be extremely difficult if not impossible for Romney to win the presidential election in November.
Romney Casts Off 47% of Voters
Every other week or so, Romney seems to make a major gaff of some sort. His recent flip-flops on Obamacare are a case-in-point.
APWASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Grassley — farmer, onetime sheet metal shearer, six-term senator and Judiciary Committee chairman — has a major say in whether President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee even gets a hearing.
So far, the 82-year-old Iowa lawmaker has delivered a somewhat muddled message.
With the number of college graduates working minimum wage jobs nearly 71% higher than it was a decade ago, and the average graduate leaving college with $29,400 in debt (crushing their hopes of leveraging up to buy that American Dream-creating house), President Obama has unleashed a double whammy of ideas in the last few days. Reducing mortgage insurance and cutting down-payment restrictions for FHA loans (i.e.