Former President Bill Clinton is urging the aid groups serving Haiti's
devastated communities to help rebuild the country's government and
ultimately put themselves out of business by fostering a
More needy college students will have access to bigger Pell Grants, and
future borrowers of government loans will have an easier time repaying
them, under a vast overhaul of higher education aid that Congress
passed Thursday and sent to President Barack Obama.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday condemned vandalism and threats
against members of Congress who voted for sweeping health care changes,
and House Republicans who fought the legislation joined in urging
people to calm down.
Claiming a historic triumph that could define his presidency, a
jubilant Barack Obama signed a massive, nearly $1 trillion health care
overhaul on Tuesday that will for the first time cement insurance
coverage as the right of every U.S. citizen and begin to reshape the
way virtually all Americans receive and pay for treatment.
Banks and other private lenders are about to lose a $70 billion-a-year
student loan business, part of a massive overhaul of college assistance
programs that has received an unexpected boost from President Barack
Obama's health care success.