Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt
Education

Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is pursuing debt collection — rather than debt relief — for nearly 80,000 former students of Corinthian Colleges, despite federal and state findings that the now-defunct for-profit chain defrauded students, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a blistering critique of the administration’s actions. The Massachusetts Democrat reported the findings of … Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren’s hard choice in Democrats’ White House run
Politics / U.S. News

Elizabeth Warren’s hard choice in Democrats’ White House run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coveted but coy, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is staying painstakingly neutral in the Democratic presidential contest for now, frustrating supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders while awaiting the right moment to lay her considerable chits on the table. Both candidates would love to win the endorsement of the populist Warren, especially … Continue reading

Obama observes Labor Day, extends contractors’ paid leave
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Obama observes Labor Day, extends contractors’ paid leave

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing solidarity with workers on Labor Day, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Monday requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors, including 300,000 who currently receive none. The White House wouldn’t specify the cost to federal contractors to implement the executive order, which Obama was to address at … Continue reading