Ali Meyer Articles http://cnsnews.com/source/724855/feed en Gov't Spends $156,493 to Identify Species Vulnerable to Climate Change -- in Maine http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/govt-spends-156493-identify-species-vulnerable-climate-change-maine <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/govt-spends-156493-identify-species-vulnerable-climate-change-maine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> arcadia climate change National Park Service SERC species Washington Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:12:18 +0000 mchapman 818244 at http://cnsnews.com Rep. Jordan to IRS on Lost Emails: ‘You Guys Were Never Going to Tell Us Until We Caught You’ http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-jordan-irs-lost-emails-you-guys-were-never-going-tell-us-until-we-caught <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/rep-jim-jordan-you-were-not-going-tell-us">Rep. Jim Jordan: &#039;You Were Not Going To Tell Us&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/jim-jordan-3" title="Jim Jordan"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Jim-Jordan-AP_0.jpg" width="220" height="152" title="Jim Jordan" alt="Jim Jordan" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) (AP File Photo)</p></div></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-jordan-irs-lost-emails-you-guys-were-never-going-tell-us-until-we-caught" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IRS Jim Jordan John Koskinen Washington Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:01:29 +0000 melanie 817821 at http://cnsnews.com Price of Beef and Bacon Reach All-Time High http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/price-beef-and-bacon-reach-all-time-high <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> (CNSNews.com) - The price of beef and bacon hit its all-time high in the United States in June, according to data released Tuesday by the <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cpi.pdf">Bureau of Labor Statistics</a> (BLS). <p>In January 1980, when BLS started tracking the price of these commodities, ground chuck cost $1.82 per pound and bacon cost $1.45 per pound.</p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/price-beef-and-bacon-reach-all-time-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bacon beef Bureau of Labor Statistics prices National Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:14:28 +0000 melanie 817298 at http://cnsnews.com SNAP Overpaid $2B in Benefits; Program Dollars Up 115.6% Under Obama http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/snap-overpaid-2b-benefits-program-dollars-1156-under-obama <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p>(CNSNews.com) - The nation's food stamp program, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provided a record $74.6 billion in benefits to needy Americans in Fiscal Year 2012 -- paying out $2 billion too much, according to the annual quality control report for FY 2012, the most recent year for which data is available.<br /></p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/snap-overpaid-2b-benefits-program-dollars-1156-under-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> benefit overpayments food stamps payment error rate SNAP National Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:39:39 +0000 sjones 817266 at http://cnsnews.com Rep. Schakowsky: Legalizing Illegals 'Would Raise the Wages, Really, of All Workers' http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-schakowsky-legalizing-illegals-would-raise-wages-really-all-workers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/rep-schakowsky-so-many-ways-immigration-reform-would-help-our-economy">Rep. Schakowsky: &#039;In So Many Ways [Immigration Reform] Would Help our Economy&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/rep-jan-schakowsky-0" title="Rep. Jan Schakowsky"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/JAN%20SCHAKOWSKY-REPUBLIC%20WINDOWS-AP%20PHOTO-crop.JPG" width="220" height="167" title="Rep. Jan Schakowsky" alt="Rep. Jan Schakowsky" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Rep. Jan Schakowsky, on Dec. 7, 2008, with laid off workers in Chicago. (AP Photo)</p></div>(CNSNews.com) -When asked on Wednesday if putting illegal aliens on a "path to citizenship" in the United States would help unemployed Americans, Rep.</p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-schakowsky-legalizing-illegals-would-raise-wages-really-all-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> economy illegal aliens immigrant immigration reform Jan Schakowsky wages National Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:33:46 +0000 melanie 815856 at http://cnsnews.com Rep. Farenthold: Putting Illegals on Path to Citizenship Will 'Hurt Unemployment' http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-farenthold-putting-illegals-path-citizenship-will-hurt-unemployment <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/rep-farenthold-pathway-citizenship-illegals-will-hurt-unemployment-america">Rep. Farenthold: Pathway to Citizenship for Illegals &#039;Will Hurt Unemployment in America&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/farenthold-0" title="farenthold"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Blake-Farenthold.jpg" width="220" height="308" title="farenthold" alt="farenthold" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) (AP)</p></div></p> <p><b>(CNSNews.com)</b> -- Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) said that putting illegal aliens on a path to citizenship would “hurt unemployment in America” on Wednesday on Capitol Hill.</p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-farenthold-putting-illegals-path-citizenship-will-hurt-unemployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> economy Farenthold immigration jobs Mexico unemployment Washington Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:03:51 +0000 mchapman 815487 at http://cnsnews.com Number of Long-Term Unemployed Up 14% Under Obama http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/number-long-term-unemployed-14-under-obama <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/yellen-long-term-unemployment-has-declined">Yellen: Long-Term Unemployment Has Declined</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/number-long-term-unemployed-14-under-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BLS economy Federal Reserve long term Obama unemployed yellen National Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:41:26 +0000 mchapman 815106 at http://cnsnews.com Tax Returns: Americans Claim They Paid $2.3B More in Alimony Than They Received http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/tax-returns-americans-claim-they-paid-23b-more-alimony-they-received <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p></p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/tax-returns-americans-claim-they-paid-23b-more-alimony-they-received" target="_blank">read more</a></p> alimony divorce IRS TIGTA Culture Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:46:18 +0000 melanie 814601 at http://cnsnews.com Rep. Campbell: Government, IRS, EPA Are ‘The Police State’ http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-campbell-government-irs-epa-are-police-state <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/rep-campbell-calls-government-irs-epa-police-state">Rep. Campbell Calls Government, IRS &amp; EPA &#039;The Police State’</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/rep-campbell-government-irs-epa-are-police-state" title="Rep. Campbell: Government, IRS, EPA Are ‘The Police State’"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/campbell%201.jpg" width="220" height="165" title="Rep. Campbell: Government, IRS, EPA Are ‘The Police State’" alt="Rep. Campbell: Government, IRS, EPA Are ‘The Police State’" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) (AP)</p></div>(CNSNews.com)</b> -- Rep.</p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/rep-campbell-government-irs-epa-are-police-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> audit campbell EPA Fed Federal Reserve GAO Huizenga IRS maloney police state Washington Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:11:39 +0000 mchapman 813536 at http://cnsnews.com Lois Lerner Email: Congress Searches, ‘So We Need to be Cautious About What We Say in Emails’ http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/lois-lerner-email-congress-searches-so-we-need-be-cautious-about-what-we-say <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/rep-jordan-irs-lerner-have-been-caught-their-hands-cookie-jar">Rep. Jordan: IRS, Lerner have &#039;Been Caught with their Hands in the Cookie Jar&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/lois-lerner-email-congress-searches-so-we-need-be-cautious-about-what-we-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress e-mail hooke IRS Jordan Koskinen Lois Lerner oversight tax exempt tea party Washington Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:16:44 +0000 mchapman 813437 at http://cnsnews.com Former IRS Director: IRS Scandal Due to Budget Restrictions http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/former-irs-director-irs-scandal-due-budget-restrictions <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/former-irs-director-irs-scandal-due-budget-restrictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> budget restrictions IRS IRS scandal Washington Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:57:42 +0000 melanie 813050 at http://cnsnews.com Record Number of Women Not Participating in the Labor Force in June http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/record-number-women-not-participating-labor-force-june <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p>(CNSNews.com) - The number of women 16 and older not in the labor force climbed to a record high of 55,299,000 in June, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).</p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/record-number-women-not-participating-labor-force-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BLS employment jobs women employed National Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:55:23 +0000 sjones 811236 at http://cnsnews.com Record Number of Americans Not in Labor Force in June http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/record-number-americans-not-labor-force-june <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <pp_img type="node" title="Barack Obama and Jobs" caption="President Obama introduces his jobs plan in October 2012 in Delray, Fla., one month before he was re-elected.<p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/record-number-americans-not-labor-force-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BLS employment participation rate National Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:48:25 +0000 sjones 811205 at http://cnsnews.com Issa Gives IRS Commissioner Koskinen Second Chance to Amend Testimony http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/issa-gives-irs-commissioner-koskinen-second-chance-amend-testimony <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <pp_img type="node" title="Issa Gives IRS Commissioner Koskinen Second Chance to Amend Testimony" caption="IRs Commissioner John Koskinen.</b></p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/issa-gives-irs-commissioner-koskinen-second-chance-amend-testimony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issa Koskinen lerner Washington Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:37:40 +0000 mchapman 810950 at http://cnsnews.com 18,709 VA Employees Make $180,000 or More http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/18709-va-employees-make-180000-or-more <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/18709-va-employees-make-180000-or-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coburn deaths health care Medical Obama salary scandal shinseki VA Veterans Administration Washington Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:28:04 +0000 mchapman 810902 at http://cnsnews.com $3.2T: Total Public Pension Holdings Hit Record High http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/32t-total-public-pension-holdings-hit-record-high <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p>(CNSNews.com) - Public pension holdings and investments for the nation's 100 largest public-employee pension systems hit a record high of  $3.2 trillion ($3,218,198,000,000) in the first quarter of 2014, a 0.5 percent increase from $3,200.8 billion in the prior quarter, according to <a href="http://www2.census.gov/govs/qpr/2014/g13_qspp4.pdf">data from the U.S. Census Bureau</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/32t-total-public-pension-holdings-hit-record-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> pension public pensions retirement income National Business Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:32:26 +0000 sjones 810796 at http://cnsnews.com Former IRS Attorney Donated $12,831 to Democrats http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/former-irs-attorney-donated-12831-democrats <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/wh-counsel-cant-name-one-person-she-worked-during-6-month-stint-irs">WH Counsel Can&#039;t Name One Person She Worked with During 6-Month Stint at IRS</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/former-irs-attorney-donated-12831-democrats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clinton House Oversight IRS issa Jennifer O'Connor lerner Obama scandal tea party Washington Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:24:31 +0000 mchapman 810063 at http://cnsnews.com Pelosi’s Economic Agenda: 'Unleash the Power of Women' http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/pelosi-s-economic-agenda-unleash-power-women <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/pelosi-unleash-power-women">Pelosi: &#039;Unleash the Power of Women&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <pp_img type="node" title="pelosi" caption="House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Claif.), a Catholic who supports abortion and gay &quot;marriage,&quot; waves the homosexual rainbow flag.<p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/pelosi-s-economic-agenda-unleash-power-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pelosi unleash power of women Washington Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:06:03 +0000 sjones 809238 at http://cnsnews.com GAO: Medicaid Made $14.4 Billion in ‘Improper Payments’ http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/gao-medicaid-made-144-billion-improper-payments <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><b> <div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/currency-1" title="currency"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/BillionDollars11_0.jpg" width="220" height="147" title="currency" alt="currency" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">(AP Photo)</p></div>(CNSNews.com)</b> -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) determined that the Medicaid program doled out $14.4 billion in improper payments in fiscal year 2013, according to a <a href="http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/663306.pdf">r</a></p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/gao-medicaid-made-144-billion-improper-payments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Affordable Care Act GAO improper Medicaid payments state Washington Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:35:22 +0000 mchapman 808546 at http://cnsnews.com Issa: ‘Ability to Remember at IRS Is Simply Limited’ http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/issa-ability-remember-irs-simply-limited <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/rep-issa-ability-remember-irs-simply-limited">Rep. Issa: &#039;The Ability to Remember at the IRS is Simply Limited&#039;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/darrell-issa-6" title="Darrell Issa"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/DARRELL%20ISSA-AP%20PHOTO-EVAN%20VUCCI-CROP.jpg" width="220" height="219" title="Darrell Issa" alt="Darrell Issa" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</p></div></p> <p>(CNSNews.com) – IRS employees seem to have trouble remembering things, a frustrated Republican told Congress on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/issa-ability-remember-irs-simply-limited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> chaffetz IRS issa Jennifer O'Connor Washington Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:27:34 +0000 sjones 808341 at http://cnsnews.com New EPA Regs Issued Under Obama Are 38 Times as Long as Bible http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/new-epa-regs-issued-under-obama-are-38-times-long-bible <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/new-epa-regs-issued-under-obama-are-38-times-long-bible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bible Constitution EPA gutenberg Harry Potter length Obama regulations Washington words National Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:27:49 +0000 mchapman 807639 at http://cnsnews.com Price of Bacon Reaches All-Time High http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/price-bacon-reaches-all-time-high <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/price-bacon-reaches-all-time-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> baco BLS consumer CPI groceries high labor prices statistics National Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:23:44 +0000 mchapman 805387 at http://cnsnews.com Price Index for Meats, Poultry, Fish & Eggs Rockets to All-Time High http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/price-index-meats-poultry-fish-eggs-rockets-all-time-high <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p><p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/price-index-meats-poultry-fish-eggs-rockets-all-time-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> chicken CPI eggs Fish food Index labor statistics measure meat poultry prices National Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:20:01 +0000 mchapman 805362 at http://cnsnews.com Obama's Balloon: Federal Student Loan Debt Up 517% in 5 Years http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/obamas-balloon-federal-student-loan-debt-517-5-years <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><div class="caption alignright" style="width: 240px;"><a href="/image/student-loans-19" title="student loans"><img class="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/student-loan-debt.jpg" width="220" height="165" title="student loans" alt="student loans" style="margin: 10px; " /></a><p class="caption">(AP Image)</p></div></p> <p><b>(CNSNews.com) </b>-- Since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, the cumulative outstanding balance on federal direct student loans has jumped 517.4 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/obamas-balloon-federal-student-loan-debt-517-5-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bush college debt increase loan Obama percent student National Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:03:53 +0000 mchapman 805045 at http://cnsnews.com Issa on IRS's Lerner: 'Did She Break the Law? As Far As I Can Tell, Yes, She Did' http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/issa-irss-lerner-did-she-break-law-far-i-can-tell-yes-she-did <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ali Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-inserted-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/cnsnews/issa-lerner-broke-law-sending-sensitive-information-tax-exempt-groups-fbi">Issa: Lerner &#039;Broke Law&#039; By Sending Sensitive Information of Tax-Exempt Groups to FBI</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b> </b></p> <p><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/issa-irss-lerner-did-she-break-law-far-i-can-tell-yes-she-did" target="_blank">read more</a></p> conservative FBI IRS issa justice lerner tax exemption tea party Washington Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:36:56 +0000 mchapman 803378 at http://cnsnews.com