President Barack Obama supports an effort by congressional Democrats to raise the federal minimum wage to about $10 an hour, higher than the rate he called for earlier this year, according to a White House official.
Vice President Joe Biden subtly contrasted himself with Hillary Clinton, a prospective 2016 presidential rival, and offered a populist message about boosting the middle class in an Iowa speech likely to spur speculation that he is eying a third White House bid.
Bridgepoint Education Inc. , the owner of Ashford University, pulled in millions of dollars in federal funds as student dropout rates soared, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin said today at a hearing on the for-profit college.
Wall Street investment firms’ pursuit of short-term gains interferes with the educational goals of the for-profit colleges they invest in, said U.S. Senator Tom Harkin , chairman of the education committee.