The Obama Administration Is Canceling Millions of Dollars’ Worth of Student Loans

Image Credit: AP POLICY.MIC On Thursday, the Department of Education announced that it’s offering about $28 million in student debt relief to over 1,000 former students of the defunct for-profit school operator Corinthian Colleges Inc. The sum sounds impressive but represents just a tiny fraction of the federal loan amounts burdening former students of an […]

WH warns states: Defunding Planned Parenthood might break law

THE HILL The Obama administration has warned Louisiana and Alabama that they could be violating federal law by cutting off Planned Parenthood from their states’ Medicaid programs. The Republican governors in both states this month terminated their state Medicaid contracts with the organization in the wake of controversial undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing […]

U.S. Government To Lion-Killing Dentist: Hey, Can You Give Us A Call?

THE HUFFINGTON POST Hey, Walter Palmer, the Obama administration wants to talk to you. The severed head of Cecil the lion has now been located in Zimbabwe and turned over to officials there. However, the Minnesota dentist said to be responsible for Cecil’s killing is still unaccounted for, according to a U.S. government agency, which issued a statement […]

10 things you need to know today: June 20, 2015

THE WEEK 1.Families of Charleston shooting victims confront Dylann Roof in court Just a day after the tragic shooting in a Charleston church that left nine dead, the victims’ families addressed suspected shooter Dylann Roof in court in an emotional confrontation. “We welcomed you Wednesdaynight in our bible study with open arms,” said Tywanza Sanders, 26, the […]

Obama Administration Readies Big Push on Climate Change

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Proposals to curb emissions from trucks, airplanes, oil and natural-gas operations, and power plants The Obama administration is planning a series of actions this summer to rein in greenhouse-gas emissions from wide swaths of the economy, including trucks, airplanes and power plants, kicking into high gear an ambitious climate agenda that […]

10 things you need to know today: February 3, 2015

The Week 1.Second snowstorm hits already snow-covered Northeast Boston authorities postponed a victory celebration for the New England Patriots after their Super Bowl victory, moving it from Tuesday to Wednesday due to a record breaking winter storm. The second blizzard to hit the Northeast in a week dumped another foot of snow on Boston, which […]

10 things you need to know today 1-27-2015

The Week 1. Blizzard slams into the Northeast A massive winter storm hit the Northeast on Monday, shutting down roads and transportation systems in New York City and Boston, and dumping more than a foot of snow on parts of New England. The National Weather Service had warned as much as 30 inches of snow […]

10 things you need to know today: December 3, 2014

The Week Obama picks Ash Carter as Defense secretary, Russia heads into a recession, and more 1. Obama to nominate former Pentagon official Ashton Carter to replace Hagel President Barack Obama has picked Ashton Carter, a former high-ranking Pentagon official, to replace Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary, Obama administration officials said Tuesday. Hagel got the […]

This Is What Eric Holder’s Legacy Will Be

The Huffington Post Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African-American to hold the top law enforcement position in the United States, announced on Thursday that he plans to step down from his position as soon as a successor can be confirmed. If he remains in office until December, Holder will become the third longest-serving Attorney […]