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Washington Times: Primary Day Care For Preschoolers Still Relative
"When it comes to caring for babies, toddlers and preschoolers whose mothers work, 'Nanas' and 'Pop-Pops' are still tops." Amy Goyer, national coordinator of the AARP Foundation Grandparenting Program, noted, "Historically, grandparents have stepped in and helped raise grandchildren and done a lot of care," adding, "As mothers have gone to work more and more, I think grandparents have stepped in even more." Besides "being primary caregivers for young children, grandparents are often pinch-hitters: When parents were asked to list all providers for their children in the past month, the portion of children cared for by grandparents rose to 30 percent."
Washington Post: Candidates Said To Agree With Others In Their Party About Healthcare
"Eugene Robinson writes, "I'm not saying that coverage of the campaign thus far has been flawless." However, "the issues haven't been neglected." It may seem that way "because on matters of real substance, such as health care "neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have seen much internal disagreement." An example is that in Tuesday's debate, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton argues "over the possible contours of a [health insurance] program that does not exist." The difference between their health-care plans is "not as important as the fundamental issue of whether to aim for universal health insurance (the Democrats' position) or not (the Republicans')," which is "why personality, with all its components, is so important this year."
USA Today: Consumers Paying Off Credit Cards, Car Bill Instead Of Mortgages
"Across the nation, credit counselors are reporting the same trend." In "a striking reversal from the norm," credit bureau analyses of consumer payment data found "that financially squeezed borrowers have begun paying their credit card and car bills before their mortgages." This "reflects rising desperation" and "suggests that some people essentially have given up trying to stay current with their mortgages and instead are focused on using credit cards to squeak by."

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