Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Original ricin suspect was held despite evidence pointing to another man After keeping Elvis impersonator James Kevin Curtis in jail for a week, interrogating him while he was chained to a chair and turning his house upside down, federal authorities had no confession or physical evidence tying him to the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and other public officials. More
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House GOP taps war fund to solve defense spending cap Fiscal hawks in the House on Tuesday proposed pumping billions into the military’s emergency overseas war fund as a way to circumvent a mandatory limit on base defense spending that the services warn will damage national security and readiness. 03/17/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
House GOP Budget Plan Calls for More Military Spending, Ending Health Law House GOP Budget Plan Calls for More Military Spending, Ending Health Law 03/17/2015 - 10:42 am | View Link
Wikimedia sues NSA over mass surveillance Documents leaked by Edward Snowden may give the groups a leg up after a failed lawsuit in 2013. 03/10/2015 - 5:35 pm | View Link
NSA sued by Wikimedia, rights groups over mass surveillance By David Ingram NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency was sued on Tuesday by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of its mass surveillance programs that they said violates Americans' privacy and makes individuals worldwide less likely to share sensitive information. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Maryland, where the spy agency is based, said the NSA is ... 03/10/2015 - 1:33 pm | View Link
‘Fast Track’ Trade Bill Taps Tension in Ohio President Barack Obama’s broad message on trade should be custom built ... employers are insurers and other financial firms that could benefit from lifting overseas barriers to U.S. financial services, officials say. Japan has already agreed to open ... 04/19/2015 - 2:13 pm | View Link
Obama taps Dutchess County native Jeh C. Johnson to be Homeland Security boss WASHINGTON >> President Barack Obama on Friday nominated the Pentagon’s former top ... and implement policies to dismantle the core of the al-Qaida terror organization overseas and to repeal the ban on openly gay service members in the U.S. military. 10/18/2013 - 3:12 am | View Link
Obama Taps Caroline Kennedy for Japan Post The Obama administration has tapped Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former president John F. Kennedy, to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Japan, the White House officially announced Wednesday. A critical early supporter and fundraiser for President Barack ... 07/25/2013 - 5:27 am | View Link
Obama taps former CRS head as new Vatican envoy Assuming he’s confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Ken Hackett, who served as president of Catholic Relief Services, the official overseas relief agency of the ... Hackett, 66, had previously been appointed by Obama in February 2012 as part of an official ... 06/17/2013 - 11:12 am | View Link
Obama Taps Pritzker, Froman For Economic Posts in part by opening new markets overseas to sell U.S. products. "They've got a lot of work to do, and I intend to work them to the bone as soon as they're official," Obama said to laughter from a crowd that included the nominees' families and administration ... 05/2/2013 - 4:56 am | View Link
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Obama taps budget aide to replace Podesta | TheHill Obama will name Brian Deese as his new senior adviser on climate. 04/20/2015 - 12:42 pm | View Website
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The Oathkeepers caught themselves a big fish when they interviewed Ron Paul for their latest film encouraging viewers to jump on the militia movement.
"The power elite is getting ready for a war. Not a war on drugs or even a war on terror. but a war to protect themselves"
The voice overs, accompanied by scary music and images of police violence, promote the extremist Alex Jones/Teabircher world view, where the only answer is to return to local militias likethe Oathkeepers.
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Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation.
The Santa Ana, California-based company said it was working with other schools to help students continue their education by making transcripts available and coordinating with other educational institutions to accept them.