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‘Stop the insanity’: Trump administration official plans to resign — with a call to cancel billions in student loan debts

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Wellesley College students at a graduation ceremony (Liz/Flickr)

A. Wayne Johnson, appointed as the chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid by Education Secretary Betsy Devos in 2017, plans to resign on Thursday, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Saying his department’s system is “fundamentally broken,” Johnson will also endorse a plan to cancel more than $925 billions in existing student loans.

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“We run through the process of putting this debt burden on somebody… but it rides on their credit files—it rides on their back—for decades,” Johnson said. “The time has come for us to end this and stop the insanity.”

Student-loan balances of more than 37 million borrowers would be canceled under Johnson’s proposal, which would forgive up to $50,000 for each recipient.

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CNN host left in tears after heartbreaking report on COVID-19 victims

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During a segment on CNN this Monday, anchor Brianna Keilar was moved to tears while honoring people who've lost their lives to the coronavirus, especially while telling the story of a couple who died holding hands.

Keilar recounted how a couple married for over 50 years died from the virus only minutes apart after being admitted to the hospital on August 11. When it became clear they wouldn't survive, they were placed in the same ward, where they died holding hands.

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So-called moderate Georgia senator brags she’s as conservative as a pagan barbarian who killed his own brother to rule

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler's (R-GA) new campaign ad brags that she's "more conservative than Attila the Hun," with an actor grunting off a "list" of things he would do.

It appears neither Loeffler nor her staff thought to google who Attila the Hun was and why associating yourself with him could be a public relations disaster.

Among the things the History Channel remembers about Attila, was that he killed his own brother to ensure absolute power. He invaded Gaul in an attempt to score a wife. He also had a "legendary lust for gold."

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McConnell’s Supreme Court fight exposes the contempt he and Trump hold for millions of Americans: op-ed

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Writing for the Washington Post this Monday, Greg Sargent says that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's forging ahead with a vote to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg is more than just "hypocrisy" -- it's a demonstration of "the contempt that McConnell and Trump hold for millions and millions of American voters."

"It’s about their cavalier willingness to treat all those voters’ political preferences as having no legitimate purchase at all — that is, when they vote for Democrats," Sargent writes.

According to Sargent, the "real game" was given away by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who declared that the “Constitution gives Senators the power” to confirm nominees, and so “no one should be surprised” if they do it in this case.

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