Congress passed a bill Friday to keep the interest rate on government-backed student loans from doubling. It's a victory for students, but other compromises by Congress could cost them a lot more in the long run.
Supreme Court decisions have tended to fall along partisan lines in recent years. But neither the Arizona immigration ruling nor the decision upholding the federal health care law followed the typical divide. Many observers say it will help the court's standing to appear above politics.
When the Supreme Court upheld the central tenet of President Obama's health care law, it meant that lower-court fights over contraceptive coverage and other parts of the sweeping legislation can move forward.
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