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Lenders shut out of student loan database

Apr 18, 2007
The Department of Education shut down its National Student Loan Database late last night, denying thousands of lenders access following reports of unlawful data mining for information about U.S. college students and their families.
Posted In: Washington

Coast Guard throws contractors overboard

Apr 17, 2007
The Coast Guard booted Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman today for, among other things, building eight cutters that had issues with seaworthiness. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Washington

Opting out of public financing

Apr 17, 2007
Fewer and fewer taxpayers are checking that little box to contribute $3 to the presidential election fund. But voters aren't the only ones saying no. Candidates are declining to use the fund. So is it worth keeping around?
Posted In: Taxes

Candidates sprint out of the gates

Apr 16, 2007
Election Day is still 18 months away but already the 18 declared candidates are on a record-setting pace for both raising and spending money — and Democrats are leading the first leg of the campaign finance race.

Sallie Mae says yes

Apr 16, 2007
Student loan giant Sallie Mae has agreed to a $25 billion buyout. Shareholders still have to approve the deal, but there's already resistance in Washington where lawmakers are concerned about the industry becoming even less transparent.
Posted In: Washington

100 days and counting

Apr 13, 2007
It's been 100 days since the Democrats took back control of Congress. They have yet to get a bill to the President's desk, but they've well-surpassed the past three Congresses in terms of executive oversight.
Posted In: Washington

Populist president takes on Ecuador's elite

Apr 13, 2007
Rafael Correa has spurned free trade with the U.S. and threatens to default on his country's debt. Now he's taking on Ecuador's political system, which he says is dominated by the country's elite.

Election '08: Wine & dine indicator

Apr 13, 2007
Presidential campaigns are in full record-breaking money-raising swing. Tomorrow candidates will have to report on how they're using their cash, and one detail that can be a telling indicator of spending style is where they're eating.
Posted In: Washington

Trying to leave 'No Child Left Behind'

Apr 12, 2007
The affluent Fairfax County, Va., school district has a big meeting in Washington tomorrow. It's a last-ditch effort to avoid millions of dollars in fines for not complying with the No Child Left Behind Act. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Insuring hurricane alley

Apr 11, 2007
States in hurricane alley want a national catastrophe fund, but those inland are asking why they should be burdened. And critics want to know why the insurance companies need bailouts at all when they keep posting record profits.
Posted In: Washington

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