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Student Loan Forgiveness Report

Nearly all student borrowers who applied for loans forgiveness under a program for public and nonprofit workers have had their applications denied, according to new data from the Education Department. More than 28,000 borrowers applied to have their loans discharged under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives loans for public and nonprofit workers who have made a decade’s worth of qualifying payments. The program first began discharging loans in November […]

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Senate Update

The Senate election map is so favorable for Republicans that they should be significantly adding to their majority instead of laboring to defend it. But with Democrats emboldened by opposition to President Donald Trump, and no Democratic senators retiring this year, the Nov. 6 election may again result in a chamber about evenly divided between the two parties. Democrats, who control 49 seats in the 100-member chamber, even have an […]

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New York Primary Results

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo won the state’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination, beating actress Cynthia Nixon in an election that tested his ability to counter a progressive challenge in one of the nation’s most liberal states. Cuomo topped Nixon 66 percent to 34 percent. Nixon conceded the race Thursday night, declaring a victory in the ousting of several Democratic state senators who had aligned themselves with Republicans to thwart the progressive agenda. Zephyr Teachout, a […]

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Rhode Island’s Primary

The final primary before the Nov. 6 general elections took place in Rhode Island Monday. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who secured a third six-year term, had just one primary opponent, Patricia Fontes, who had not reported any campaign donations to the Federal Election Commission. The Republican nominee is Bob Flanders, a former Rhode Island Supreme Court justice. Rep. David Cicilline had nominal primary opposition and won with over 78% of the vote in the […]

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