Political Headlines - July 25, 2013

  • Senate gets the start of a thaw: US senators from both political parties who are fed up with bickering and gridlock are showing signs of forming a moderate center in the fractious chamber, reports Matt Viser from Washington.
  • Warren's on right side of loan bill: Columnist Joan Vennochi gives Arne Duncan a C for "contempt" - because that's what he showed for average American parents who are struggling to pay their children's college tuition with whatever money they can scrounge up.