On Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll start with the very latest on the George Zimmerman trial, where the jury is deliberating. We'll also cover the latest in the immigration reform negotiations in the House and the grim prospects for any big legislation in the age of Congressional obstructionism. read more
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Friday that she will resign to become the next president of the University of California system. She will be the first female president in the system’s history.
Napolitano confirmed in a statement that she will leave department after heading the office for more than four years. Napolitano attended Santa Clara University. Before serving two terms as governor of Arizona, she served as U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona and as the state’s attorney general. read more
Student loan rates doubled from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1, and while the Senate is set to vote Wednesday on a plan to bring Stafford loan rates back down before students return to school in the fall, the fundamental problem of how to pay the ballooning prices for higher education still needs to be addressed.
"We have to decide how we are going to fund students to be able to go to college," panelist L. Joy Williams said on Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki. "We have to change out that model." read more