Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and other former presidents who earn lucrative speaking fees and draw other income would no longer be able to count on taxpayer dollars to pay for their post-White House office space and staff under a bill in the House.
A former high-ranking official with the Environmental Protection Agency pleaded guilty Friday to stealing nearly $900,000 from the agency over 13 years by failing to show up for work while falsely claiming to be working for the CIA and for filing bogus expenses.
Ranging from the monthly grocery bill to day care, the cost of raising a child born in 2012 will cost a middle-income family $241,080 by the time they are 18 years old.
Despite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses also are going up.
President Barack Obama would make tax credits for college expenses permanent and expand Pell grants for students from lower-earning families.