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Dennis Ross: Responsible solutions to repaying student loans

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report stating that federally issued Direct Student Loans placed in Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plans will cost the government $74 billion, which is higher than previously estimated. According to the GAO, as of June of this year, 5.3 million student loan borrowers are repaying their loans in IDR plans. This means 5.3 million borrowers are repaying their loans with smaller monthly payments, thereby extending the time in which they will actually repay the…

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Carly FIorina says there’s no difference between same-sex marriage and civil unions

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According to a 1997 GAO report, civil marriage brings with it at least 1,138 legal protections and responsibilities from the federal government, including the right to take leave from work to care for a family member, the right to sponsor a spouse for immigration purposes, and Social Security survivor benefits. According to GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders), civil unions bring few if any of those legal protections. But to Carly Florina, civil unions give same-sex couples all the rights that they should need…

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