• Clinton touts $350B college affordability plan

    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton announced a $350 billion plan Monday to make college more affordable, calling for a “new college compact” designed to reduce the growing burden of student debt. However, the plan faces a difficult sell to both liberal Democrats and Republicans, possibly not going far enough for the Democrats\' liberal wing, while turning off Republicans with a high price tag and increased federal intervention. Clinton announced the plan at a town hall meeting at Exeter High School in New Hampshire, telling gathered supporters: \"It’s ambitious but we should be ambitious.\" The campaign accompanied the announcement with a campaign video that featured a number of students struggling with student debt telling their stories.