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5 HOURS AGO - New Statesman

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Student politics: The future of tuition fees and higher education debt

Dismissing Labour's tuition fees policy as mere populism is a mistake -  there is a serious debate to be had about tuition fees Students protest the rise in tuition fees. Labour is expected to pledge a reduction from £6k to £9k There is a serious debate to be had about the sustainability of a student finance system that significantly increases ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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The Inside Story Of How Citizens United Has Changed Washington Lawmaking

Lobbyists and trade groups have pumped huge sums into the coffers of super PACs and nonprofits connected to Speaker John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ever since the Citizens United decision. (Photo: Drew Angerer via Getty Images) When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy cast the deciding vote to gut a century of campaign ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Congressmen, D.C. Mayor Clash On Pot Legalization

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Possessing and growing small amounts of marijuana in the District of Columbia are set to become legal early on Thursday but top Republican congressmen have warned the city the new standards are unlawful. Voters in the U.S. capital last year overwhelmingly approved Initiative 71, which lets the heavily Democratic city join Washington ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - Business Insider

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Negative interest rates are here to stay — so get used to them

A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of negative rates. The bad news for investors is that Europe is going to have to get used to them. Today Germany sold five-year bonds at a negative yield (meaning that investors were paying the German government to borrow) for the first time in history. And they are not alone. Across Europe ...

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FEB 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Illinois, Wisconsin Governors Propose Deep Spending Cuts To Universities

If proposals by two Republican governors are approved, public universities in Illinois and Wisconsin could soon experience sweeping layoffs, program eliminations and possible campus closures. This month, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) unveiled budgets with deep spending cuts for public universities. Rauner's proposed 2016 budget contains a 31.5 percent, or $387 million, reduction in ...

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