The mainstream media has been helping US Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) tout legislation she co-sponsored with fellow Democrat Jack Reed (D-RI) to freeze interest rates on student loans. A pro-union SuperPAC has been running TV ads across the state claiming ol’ Kay is leading the effort to keep college costs down.
Well, a bi-partisan group hammered out a deal to get interest rates on student loans under control. How did that go? Let’s turn to state-run media:
Lawmakers from both parties met with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday at the White House. An outline of an agreement seemed to be taking shape Tuesday, with follow-up meetings Wednesday in Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin’s office yielding a final agreement.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina were the main negotiators, with Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Durbin filling the role of mediators.
OK. Let’s review. The deal got hammered out with Obama and Biden by Senators Burr (R-NC, Alexander (R-TN), Durbin (D-IL), and Manchin (D-WV). Nobody named Hagan in sight.