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Earlier this month. legislation which would close an exploitative loophole in Federal student aid died without a hearing. Its intention was to block For-Profit colleges from violating the 90-10 rule. And what is that you ask?
At issue was the so-called 90/10 rule, which bans for-profit schools from receiving government funding if they draw more than 90% of their revenue from federal student aid programs. The rule excludes tuition assistance from the GI Bill for veterans and from the Department of Defense, which funds . . .
In an interview this week with the host of a conservative radio show, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said the gay community wants to "do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually."
I have heard Bachmann say some pretty off the wall things, but the absolute hate coming out right now is beyond belief.
There seems to be an almost quiet desperation to make Mike McFadden a serious challenger to Al Franken for the Minnesota Senate. The investment banker has no experience - has stumbled badly on the issues , but has money to burn and has shown a willingness to spend it liberally (pardon the expression).
He is a familiar mixture of Norm Coleman and Mitt Romney, but without the political expertise. What has given him the opportunity to gain some notoriety was the inexplicable endorsement at the GOP convention. Whether it was good strategy . . .
We hear so many talking points from Obamacare opponents that we almost take it for granted that the ACA is extremely unpopular. The polling seems so overwhelming that nobody bothers to even look at the real numbers.
Well, right now we are going to do that.
A recent (July 18-20) CNN poll gave us the usual headline. Obamacare is favored by only 40% of Americans.
Here are the total numbers:
Favor 40% Oppose 59% No Opinion 1%
Even the fact that only 1% have no opinion means . . .
Globe University, a Minnesota For-Profit College, is again (and I do mean again) under scrutiny for its marketing practices. Attorney General Lori Swanson made the case....
Swanson described a "sales-oriented culture" on their campuses, which she says aggressively pursued potential students with deceptive claims about jobs they would land and their ability to transfer credits to other schools. "This school left some people deep in debt with promises that did not materialize," Swanson said as she announced the lawsuit.
Globe University is a constant contribution to the campaign of Congressman John . . .