Obama's pick to lead the department can expect to spend the next year justifying its treatment of colleges.
Many college graduates are delaying some of life's most important decisions -- including starting a family and buying a home -- because they face a pile of debt with no job prospects.
As reported yesterday by OpenSecrets, Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) has no serious opposition in her bid for reelection, yet has received more than $800,000 in campaign contributions. More than half of that money has come from outside North Carolina, much of it from corporate special interests.