Student loan rate, plus more to watch for Monday in politics

The hot topic in Washington on Monday is keeping the interest rate on federally subsidized student loans from doubling July 1. That issue is at the top of the agenda when the Senate convenes at 2 p.m. EDT after a weeklong recess, and it will be the topic of a conference call President Obama will hold with student government leaders. Democrats and Republicans support keeping the rate at 3.4 percent, but how to cover the cost is where it gets thorny. Democrats would pay for...Full Story
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