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Tax Tip: Getting a Deduction for Your Student Debt
When it comes to filing your taxes , it pays to have too much student debt. "Student loan interest is a deduction that people qualify for," Internal Revenue Service spokesman Eric Smith says. The American Opportunity Credit allows anyone paying off their college debt to deduct up to $2,500, he
President Obama Remarks on Jobs and Economy
BBC news. Good afternoon I'm Ron Claiborne from ABC news headquarters in New York. We are interrupting your regular programming because President Obama. Is about to come to the briefing room of the White House briefing room to deliver. A statement and he's likely to take questions on the broken
7 Ways Obama Basically Called Republicans Bums Today
As if to say, "don't let the door hit you on your way out," President Obama -- on the eve of the August Congressional recess -- decided to take a big swat at Republican lawmakers today. Obama summarily dismissed efforts by the GOP to refashion a bill to address the humanitarian crisis at the
Obama: 'Congress Should Stop Standing in The Way of Our Country's Success'
The president chides Congress' for lack of action as a five-week vacation begins for legislators.
Is Elizabeth Warren Too Liberal for the Campaign Trail?
She has been in the Senate for less than two years, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s tough talk on banks and Wall Street has made her a progressive icon, with her supporters urging her to consider a future presidential bid. WATCH: Sen. Elizabeth Warren on ‘This...
Obama Counsels Students on Options to a 4-Year Degree
It would be a cultural shift, but the Obama administration is hoping to change the perception of two- and four-year universities and what is needed for success. Through two new skills-training programs, utilizing grant money announced in 2010, the administration is encouraging a competition to...
'Checks Are in Place' to Avoid NSA Abuses
The president answers questions about Edward Snowden and tensions with Russia.
Hillary Clinton's Ladies (And Gentlemen) In Waiting
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES RISE OF THE MACHINE: This morning, as Washington, DC slumbers through recess and public attention even in Iowa is far from presidential politics, a group of Democratic activists and office-holders will gather in Des Moines to discuss a topic very...
Student Loan Deal Headed to Obama for Signature
A long-sought student loan deal is finally headed to President Barack Obama for a signature. The House of Representatives passed a bill with bipartisan support Wednesday evening that will lower interest rates on certain federal student loans while tying rates to the government's cost of borrowing
'This Week' Panel: Congress Gridlock
this republican congress turned advise and consent into deny and obstruct. These are dark days in the history of the senate. These procedural blockades are obvious and unprecedented. But the republican leader says there's nothing here. He will be remembered as the worst leader of the senate. They