If you’re one of the 37 million Americans with student loan debt, you’re in for a real treat come July 1. That’s when interest rates on federal student loans are set to rise to 6.8 percent—double the current rate of 3.4 percent. That deadline has lawmakers scrambling for a fix.
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Congressional Quarterly reporter Emily Ethridge offers firsthand knowledge of anti-choice Rep. Steve King’s (R-Iowa) ignorance on women’s health. This comes after King said earlier this morning that he’d never heard of a girl getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest, which was a roundabout way of defending Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who last weekend asserted that women who are the victims of “legitimate rape” have bodily defenses to avoid pregnancy.
It’s par for the course for conservatives, including Akin, King, and Paul Ryan, who have long sought to redefine “rape.”