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Long-term Jersey Jobless Hurt By Washington Dysfunction [AUDIO]

Automatic federal spending cuts brought about as a result of sequestration are trickling down to those who have been out of work for awhile.

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Immigration, Student Loans Top Congressional Plans

Congress returned Monday to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student loans and the farm bill, and the uncertainty of whether lawmakers have the political will to rewrite the nation's immigration laws.

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Student Loan Rates Double After Congress Fails To Agree On Legislation
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NJ College Kids Slammed By Student Loan Rate Hike [AUDIO]

Interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans have doubled, going from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, after Congress failed to reach a deal to avoid the increase.

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Congresswoman Duckworth’s Verbal Beatdown of Witness that You Must See

Whether you lean left, right or somewhere in between you will certainly become a fan of Congresswoman Duckworth.

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Senators: Student Loan Interest Rates to Double

Interest rates on new student loans are going to double because the Senate does not plan a vote before Monday's deadline.

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Is Federal Student Loan Deal in Trouble?

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says a bipartisan agreement being offered on student loan interest rates is not an acceptable deal.

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Lawmakers Try to Save Student Loan Deal

Senators are struggling to hold together a bipartisan deal to keep student loan rates from doubling on July 1 as their colleagues trade political barbs with little more than a week to go before the deadline.

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House Rejects Federal Farm Bill

The House has rejected a five year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad new work requirements on those who receive them.

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House Votes to Cut Food Stamps

The House has voted to cut food stamps by $2 billion a year.

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Rush Holt Cites Congressional Record For Senate Run

Rep. Rush Holt says the race for U.S. Senate in New Jersey is no different than previous tough campaigns he's been in and won.

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