Election

Clinton proposes $350 billion plan to make college affordable

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Democratic front-runner seeks $350 billion over 10 years to encourage public 4-year colleges to be debt-free for tuition, and to make community colleges tuition-free. Plan also proposes cuts in interest rates and tougher regulation of for-profits.

O'Malley and Bush argue about merits of debt-free college plan

More Democratic presidential hopefuls weigh in on debt-free college, with one, Martin O'Malley, squaring off against Jeb Bush, a Republican presidential hopeful. What will Hillary Clinton do?

What People Are Saying About Debt-Free

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Who is pushing which ideas -- and why.

House Democrats' election bill makes it easier for college students to vote, experts say

The House Democrats' election reform bill would remove many of the roadblocks students face in registering to vote and getting to the polls, experts say.

Senator: 'Great Idea' to Block College Voters

Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican senator from Mississippi, is facing backlash for a video of her on a campaign stop telling a crowd that it would be a “great idea” to make it more difficult for college students to vote, The Washington Post reported.

“They remind me that there’s a lot of liberal folks in those other schools who maybe we don’t want to vote,” she said. “Maybe we want to make it just a little more difficult. And I think that’s a great idea.” Hyde-Smith faces Democrat Mike Espy in a runoff election Nov. 27.

Melissa Scallan, a spokeswoman for Hyde-Smith’s campaign, told The Washington Post that Hyde-Smith’s comment was a joke and that the video had been selectively edited. In an effort to stem the criticism, Hyde-Smith tweeted a photo with two students from Mississippi State University. One of the students pictured, JR Coleman, spoke out on Twitter against her use of his photo.

"As a political science major I want to understand and inform myself about every candidate. But I do not, however, support Cindy Hyde Smith. I am disgusted. The sole purpose of this picture being posted is because I am black," he tweeted. "She is attempting to show herself in a different light by using this photo of me. We were not laughing in regards to her terrible statements, and I don’t appreciate this post trying to make it seem so."

Hyde-Smith has since deleted the tweet.

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College-age students turned out big-time for 2018 midterm elections

College-age citizens appear to have voted at record levels and influenced multiple close races.

Student debt once again popular on the campaign trail, as Democrats look to keep Senate

As Democrats look to keep their grip on the U.S. Senate, they’re touting their support of legislation to let borrowers refinance their debt at lower interest rates. 

Tech start-up helping colleges institutionalize voter registration on campus

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Colleges are partnering with a tech startup that aims to make voting and voter registration a no-brainer.

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