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9 HOURS AGO - Real Clear Politics

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OCT 30, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Obama Administration Backs Down On Tough Rules Targeting For-Profit Colleges

The Obama administration on Thursday retreated from an ambitious proposal to protect low-income students and taxpayers from wasteful career-training programs and for-profit colleges that saddle students with taxpayer-backed debts they can not repay. Investors cheered the news, sending shares in major for-profit college chains soaring Thursday and significantly outpacing gains in the broader U.S. stock market. Student advocates and consumer ...

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OCT 30, 2014 - Mother Jones

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Joni Ernst Is the Tea Party's Endgame

Louis Brems/ZUMA Early last Thursday morning, Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for Senate in Iowa, swung by the Des Moines Rotary Club to speak at the group's monthly lunch meeting. Mostly white and mostly male, the club counts much of the state's political elite among its members. The day Ernst visited, I spotted the current Republican secretary of state, the ...

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OCT 27, 2014 - Newsmax

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Newsmax TV Midterm Preview: US Senate, Iowa

After 30 years in office, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, is ready for retirement. Naturally, he has endorsed fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley to take his seat. But, as Newsmax TV explains, Harkin can't just pass the baton. Republican challenger Joni Ernst appears to have the edge.

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OCT 23, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Senate Democrats Not Running Or Already Retired Sit On $52 Million

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats who aren't running for re-election this year and those who have retired were sitting on nearly $52 million in campaign cash at the end of September, even as their party's candidates are slogging through a difficult electoral cycle. That untouched pot of money has become a sore subject for Democratic strategists, several of whom privately complained ...

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