Obama To Take Executive Steps On Student Loans – Abc News

Obama also plans to announce that he’s directing the government to renegotiate contracts with federal student loan servicers so encourage them to make it easier for borrowers to avoid defaulting on their loans. And the president is going to ask the Treasury and Education departments to work with tax preparers to increase awareness about tuition tax credits and flexible repayment options. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below. President Barack Obama used the college commencement season Saturday to get behind Senate Democratic legislation that would let college graduates with heavy debts refinance their loans.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-executive-steps-student-loans-24043210

Hillary Clinton remains popular for her time as secretary of state, viewed apart from Obama – The Washington Post

President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff (R) during a joint press conference at Palacio do Planalto in Brasilia on March 19, 2011. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) CORRECTION: The title of this slide initially referred to Dilma Rousseff as the prime minister of Brazil. In fact, she is the president of Brazil. U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) reach out to shake hands on arrival at the Peace Palace for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and US summit in Phnom Penh on November 19, 2012 following the reference 21st ASEAN Leaders Summit. (ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images) President Barack Obama shakes hands with Canadas Prime Minister Stephen Harper in bilateral meeting during the G20 Summit, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/06/obama-brian-williams-interview_n_5462282.html

VFW Demands Obama Get Marine from Mexico | Fox News

Currently, the program is only available to those who started borrowing after October 2007 and kept borrowing after October 2011. Obama plans to start allowing those who borrowed earlier to participate, potentially extending the benefit to millions more borrowers. President Obama calls on Congress to support a bill moving through the Senate that would allow people to refinance their student loan debt, sayin… “At a time when college has never been more important, it’s also never been more expensive,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address released Saturday . He said he would pay for the initiative by closing certain tax loopholes for millionaires, an idea long sought by Democrats to pay for a variety of programs but repeatedly rebuffed by Republicans. Members of Congress will have to choose whether to “protect young people from crushing debt, or protect tax breaks for millionaires,” he said.
Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-looks-for-ways-to-ease-student-loan-debt/

Obama looks for ways to ease student loan debt – CBS News

But, he added, Clinton can also argue that she will lay out her own path once in the White House. The Post-ABC poll found 50 percent of the public disapproves of the way Clinton handled the response to the Benghazi attack. But the survey also showed that 59 percent of the public believes Clinton has new ideas for the countrys future, and more than half consider her honest and trustworthy. With many of the Obama administrations foreign policy priorities still unresolved, Clinton has struggled publicly to identify her biggest accomplishment . But supporters say that it is unfair given her role as part of Obamas team of rivals in the first term. She devoted herself to being a total team player in support of President Obama, said Michele Flournoy, former undersecretary of defense for policy at the Pentagon in Obamas first term.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hillary-clinton-remains-popular-for-her-time-as-secretary-of-state-viewed-apart-from-obama/2014/06/07/4bad6e62-ea61-11e3-b98c-72cef4a00499_story.html

Obama Talks Bowe Bergdahl Swap With Brian Williams: ‘Something That I Would Do Again’

Obama and Putin had a conversation lasting between 10 and 15 minutes at a luncheon hosted by French President Francois Hollande at the Chateau de Benouville, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said. President Obama and President Putin did speak with each other on the margins of the leaders lunch. It was an informal conversation not a formal bilateral meeting, Rhodes said. Obama and Putin Draw Cheers and Laughs When They Smile on Split Screen Obama and Putin were first spotted together at a picture for the heads of state attending the luncheon, including Queen Elizabeth II, who wore a white and green dress with a green hat. In the group photo, Obama and Putin stood with three people between them. (Regis Duvignau/AP Photo) As the leaders started to return to the Chateau, Obama checked on Queen Elizabeth while Putin spoke with Hollande.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/06/obama-and-putin-talk-at-d-day-celebration/

Obama and Putin Talk At D-Day Celebration – ABC News

The Marine reportedly told authorities he had entered Mexico by mistake after taking a wrong turn near the border with San Diego, Calif. Alejandro Gonzalez Guilbot, head of Mexican customs, said the pistol was found in the door pocket below the driver’s side window and the other weapons also within reach of the driver. The paper said Tahmooressi previously described the 5.56-caliber rifle as an AR-15. Tahmooressi has said he was handcuffed and taken to prison, and that he was beaten after he tried to escape. He said guards hit him so many times in face that he felt his jaw fall out of place, Fox News reported. Tahmooressi, who served two tours in Afghanistan, reportedly suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. Since the U.S.
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/06/08/vfw-demands-obama-get-marine-from-mexico/

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