9:00 PM Jan 29, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – On the eve of the president's State of the Union speech, Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina on Monday offered a plan to repeal President Barack Obama's signature accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act, and replace it with a plan he says would lower costs and expand access to coverage.
5:00 PM Jan 18, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at an event on expanding college opportunity in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House on January 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)
WASHINGTON (MCT) – America needs to do more to help low-income young people succeed in college, President Barack Obama told a gathering at the White House on Thursday of educational, business and philanthropic leaders, who pledged to take on extra efforts to help more students reap the benefits of a college degree.