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Obama proposes a raise for higher education funding

Obama proposes a raise for higher education funding

Hansook Oh

April 30, 2013

In his education budget for fiscal year (FY) 2014-15, President Obama has requested almost $155 billion in federal student aid assistance, which includes certain higher education programs, a modest increase in the maximum Pell Grant award, campus-based aid and changes to loan interest rates and tax benefits....

Obama addresses educational improvements and jobs in State of Union speech

ReAnne Rogers

February 12, 2013

A “College Scorecard” where parents and students can compare schools as well as reforms to the Higher Education Act were some of the changes discussed during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, Tuesday.The reform of the Higher Education Act would include altering factors t...

State of the Union 2013 – Storify

Benjamin Andrews

February 12, 2013

[View the story "State of the Union 2013" on Storify]State of the Union 2013Barrack Obama delivers his annual State of the Union Address. His speech highlighted plans for several reforms in education, raising minimum wage, equal pay for women, immigration reform, foreign policy and gun control reform.S...

Column: Obama and Romney battle to split decision after three rounds of debate

Column: Obama and Romney battle to split decision after three rounds of debate

Jonathan Andrade

November 7, 2012

President Barack “The Commander” Obama successfully defended his title against former Gov. Mitt Romney with an electoral count of 303-206 as of midnight Tuesday. The three-round championship bout between the two political heavyweights didn’t take as long as many expected despite the ever-im...

Politicize Your Mind: Big Bird is ruining Obama’s campaign

Politicize Your Mind: Big Bird is ruining Obama’s campaign

Nathan McMahon

October 15, 2012

President Obama is doing quite a few things wrong in this campaign. The sad corner he’s painted himself into looks that much worse when contrasted with comments from his 2008 DNC acceptance speech. “If you don't have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters,” said Obama. “If...

Obama and Romney face off in first presidential debate

Andrew Clark

October 3, 2012

President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had a spirited debate Wednesday. The debate, sponsored by the Commission of Presidential Debates, took place at the University of Denver in Colorado. Moderator Jim Lehrer, anchor of PBS’ “NewsHour” tried to follow a format of 15 min...

Rick Santorum thinks the president should lead according to the bible

Joseph A. Tomaszewski

March 6, 2012

Joe Tomaszewski Daily Sundial                                   A literal interpretation of the Bible says adulterers should be stoned to death (Deuteronomy 22:22-24), and you must be put to death if you t...

Obama launches Summer Jobs to raise youth employment rates

Carl Robinette

February 3, 2012

The Obama administration recently announced its plan to help create 250,000 summer jobs this year for underprivileged youths aged 16-24, in a response to record-high levels of unemployment in that age group. The program, Summer Jobs+, calls for the government, nonprofit organizations and private sector b...

From Go-Bama to No-Bama: the rise and fall of an American president

Xavier Scott

September 13, 2010

In the beginning, there was Bush: an openly selfish, headstrong and confused man who misinterpreted religion as a means for world dominance. Bush provided an experience that left most Americans in deep need of relief. Both his election and re-election were dubious and controversial. His administration...

The audacity of leave-us-alone

Harrison Leonard

August 24, 2010

Barack Obama is a friend of mine. Well, on Facebook. President Obama has seized upon countless opportunities this summer to promote his economic vision for America, defend his spending habits, and excoriate his political adversaries for opposing his fiscal policies – all in the form of status updates. They said he’d bring change to Washing...

Unbridled greed no friend to dire times


April 12, 2010

Antoine Abou-Diwan Contributing reporter In an address to American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1925, President Calvin Coolidge said, “The chief business of the Americ an people is business.” This succinct statement defined America’s strengths for decades.  Unfortunately, the idea be...

Stop the politicking and recognize Armenian genocide

Taleen Khalafian

March 30, 2010

Taleen Khalafian Contributing reporter France has done it. Italy, Germany, and Switzerland have done it, too. About twenty countries (and forty-two U.S. states) have officially recognized the Armenian Genocide. Now, it’s time for the United States government to step up and do the same. Doing so w...

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