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ABC-6 Reporter Mark Curtis: "The Sunday Political Brunch" May 19, 2013
I celebrated another birthday this past week, and as always I reflected on the past, present and future of what I do covering and analyzing politics.
Fri May 17, 2013
Transparency in Fraud Fighting
Fraud fighters today face many of the same challenges as they did at the start of the last century, a leading investigator told accountants, academics and attorneys at the Fraud & Forensic Accounting Education Conference May 16 in Atlanta.
Thu May 16, 2013
Troop One EG Celebrates 7 Eagle Scouts
Troop 1 East Greenwich held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor earlier this month for seven scouts at Cole Middle School.
Schumer vows to block student loan interest rate hike
It could get a lot more expensive to repay federally subsidized student loans. But U.S. Sen.
Wed May 15, 2013
Student Loan Debate Could Be Senate D j Vu | #WGDB
If history repeats itself, the opening salvo by Senate Democratic leaders in the debate over federal student loan rates hikes will go nowhere.
Senators propose freezing student loan rate for 2 years
New legislation, introduced today by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and 11 other Democratic senators, would freeze the interest rate on a popular student loan for two years.
Tue May 14, 2013
Reed, Whitehouse react to AP records seizure
Rhode Island's senior U.S. Senator says Americans and the news media deserve to know the facts behind the Justice Department's seizure of telephone records from The Associated Press Sen.
Weil: Brits Show U.S. the Right Way to Come Clean
Here's a novel development, or least it would be if it happened in the U.S.: The U.K.'s accounting watchdog on May 9 said it had placed KPMG Audit Plc under two separate investigations in connection with its audits of a car seller and the conduct of one of the firm's partners.
U.S. student-loan programs need an immediate overhaul
Overwhelming. Crushing. Nightmarish. These are some of the words local residents use when they describe their student-loan debt burden to me.
Mon May 13, 2013
The Providence Journal
Sen. Jack Reed calls for IRS investigation over handling of tea party groups
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said "The IRS was wrong" in singling out tea party-affiliated organizations when they applied for tax-exempt status under section 501 of the federal tax code, which waives taxes for social and welfare groups and allows them -- unlike other charities -- to participate in political activities if their "primary" activity is social ... (more)
Sun May 12, 2013
Lawmakers turn to student loan concerns
May 13, 2013 - Lawmakers in the House and Senate last week issued statements and proposed bills to address the debts of student borrowers as the CFPB released its report on student loan affordability.
Media Matters for America
ABC News Gets It Wrong On Having It "Both Ways" And Benghazi
ABC News is falsely suggesting there is a contradiction between the Obama administration removing references to terrorist groups in Libya from talking points about the September 11 attacks on diplomatic facilities in that country and pointing to President Obama's statements that those attacks were an "act of terror." The original September 14 ... (more)
'This Week' Transcript: Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jack Reed
ABC News' George Will, Former Vice Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff General James Cartwright , ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, The Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus on 'This Week' A rush transcript of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" airing on Sunday morning, May 12, 2013 on ABC News is below.
Sen. John McCain Asserts Benghazi - Cover-Up'
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., described the Obama administration's handling of the Benghazi controversy as a "cover up," following exclusive reporting by ABC News that showed the State Department was involved in editing the CIA's Benghazi talking points used in the days after the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Libya last year.
TV news shows
Lineup of guests for today's TV news shows: ABC's This Week - Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Jack Reed, D-R.I. 9 a.m., KATV, Channel 7, Little Rock.
Sat May 11, 2013
Don't Get Ticked This Season, Says URI Tick Expert
Here's a startling fact: in 2012, the tick population in Rhode Island was 116 percent higher than the previous five-year average.
Fri May 10, 2013
Congress Offers Different Fixes for Student Loan Interest Rate Hike
Last June, after months of political wrangling, Democrats and Republicans in Congress passed legislation to prevent the interest rate on government-subsidized Stafford student loans from doubling from 3.4 to 6.8 percent on July 1 . However, the fix was only funded for a year and the rates are set to increase again this summer.
Coming Up on 'This Week': Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jack Reed
Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., speak exclusively to ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, Sunday on "This Week." The debate over Benghazi was reignited this week, as new testimony and newly-revealed emails brought fresh scrutiny to the Sept.
The Providence Journal
PolitiFact R.I. rules Reed claim on size of North Korea's military True
In recent weeks, the North Korean government has made numerous increasingly provocative statements threatening South Korea and the United States.
Thu May 09, 2013
New Democratic bill to address student loan rates
A Democratic bill introduced in the Senate and House on Thursday would prevent student loan rates from doubling as scheduled in July, while capping them in the future and permitting students to refinance current loans to a lower rate.