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Moore, Boyda back effort to cut college costs


Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Etc.[(LJW) U.S. House Democrats try to ease burden of college costs:][1] The U.S. House of Representatives is hoping to provide relief to future college students through a bill that it is expected to be voted on today. ... Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat who represents eastern Lawrence, is in favor of the legislation but said it was only a start. "Making higher education more accessible for all Americans has long been one of my highest priorities and I believe that the Democratic proposal to cut interest rates on subsidized student loans is a great first step," he said in a statement. "But it is only a first step, and we must continue to make progress on this issue, particularly by increasing the maximum Pell Grant." ... Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Kan., who is among the bill's co-sponsors, said Tuesday night that she thought the legislation was "a big deal." "Tuition and fees have increased. Interest rates have gone up 2 percentage points in the last five years. It's a perfect storm," Boyda said.[(Wichita Eagle) Tanker may yet get city 500 jobs:][2] If Boeing is the successful bidder of a contract to supply refueling tankers to the U.S. Air Force, Boeing Wichita would be a finishing center for the tanker, employing 300 to 500 people, Rep. Todd Tiahrt and Sen. Pat Roberts announced Tuesday. It wasn't clear Tuesday night whether any of those jobs would be new ones, and Boeing said it wasn't prepared to comment. Previously, Boeing had said that much of any tanker work would be done in Washington state, rather than Wichita.Sen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][3][(NewsMax.com) Dick Morris: 'Minor Leaguers' May Lead GOP:][4] Political analyst Dick Morris used a baseball analogy out of season to summarize what he considers the bleak prospects for Republican victory in the 2008 presidential election. "I think you'll see one of the minor leaguers win it [the GOP nomination]," Morris told Fox News Channel. Morris thinks the leading Republican candidates Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are "too flawed" to win the hearts and votes of conservatives in the early primaries. "I think that the Republican nominee is going to be one of these minor leaguers: [Tom] Tancredo, [Mike] Huckabee, [Sam] Brownback, [Jim] Gilmore from Virginia, Duncan Hunter from California," Morris said. "It's like the pitching rotation is all going to be injured at the World Series and the Triple A pitching staff, one of them is going to pitch the opening game."[(Christian NewsWire) New Congress Forces New Tactics by Pro-Lifers:][5] The National Pro-Life Religious Council, along with representatives from many other pro-life groups, will hold a news conference Monday morning, January 22, 8:15 AM in the US Senate Dirksen Building, room G-50 to discuss new legislative tactics in the face of a pro-choice leadership in the 110th Congress. The news conference will immediately precede the 13th annual National Memorial for the Pre-born and their Mothers and Fathers, the only fully dressed pro- life worship service held in the US Capitol complex. Several members of Congress are expected to address the gathering, including Kansas senator Sam Brownback. Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][6][(AP) GOP Faces Tough Vote on Bush's War Plan:][7] Bruised by the elections and divided on the Iraq war, Republicans will find themselves in a tough spot when Democrats force them to go on record for or against President Bush's troop strategy. ... The White House has moved to bolster Republican support, inviting GOP members to the White House to attend a Wednesday briefing on Iraq. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas - a conservative who ultimately backs the president's plan as the best choice in tough circumstances - said the vote puts many Republicans in a tight spot. "I think everybody is," he said. [1]: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2007/jan/17/us_house_democrats_try_ease_burden_college_costs/?politics [2]: http://www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/business/industries/aviation/16478059.htm [3]: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/fr/thumb/c/c8/Sam_Brownback.jpg/150px-Sam_Brownback.jpg [4]: http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/1/16/173832.shtml?s=ic [5]: http://www.earnedmedia.org/NPLRC0116.htm [6]: http://roberts.senate.gov/Roberts-020405-18060-080-CFFflipped.jpg [7]: http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/01/17/ap3335037.html


Kontum1972 11 years, 3 months ago

Sen. Roberts...what branch of the military service did you serve and what were you doing during the war in Vietnam?

The troop strategy was laid out in 2003 by Gen. Shinseki and he was crucified for it .....from your buddy Rumsfeld. Your no expert on warfare...or killing...neither is your buddy Brownback.

newsreader 11 years, 3 months ago

Did we really expect them to say that college is too cheap?

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