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Graduate Student Loans Regulations Proposed by Obama

Graduate Student Loans Regulations Proposed by Obama

By Kathy Karadza March 17, 2014

The Obama administration took new steps on Friday and proposed “gainful employment” regulations to hold for-profit colleges and other career training programs accountable for producing graduates who can earn enough money to pay back student loans. The regulations are intended …

Wind Farms Granted Permits to Kill Bald Eagles Wind Farms Granted Permits to Kill Bald Eagles
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The Obama administration is under heat again, but this time the pressure is unrelated to the Affordable Care Act. On Friday, it was revealed that wind power companies will be able to accidentally injure and kill bald and golden eagles …

Obama Urges Airlines To Obey China’s Rules Obama Urges Airlines To Obey China’s Rules
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The New York Times reports that the Obama administration has asked that American commercial airlines obey the wishes of China and submit notification of flights into their airspace in advance. The move comes as the United States finds itself drawn …

White House Suggests New NSA Reforms White House Suggests New NSA Reforms
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Last week, The Guardian reported that the NSA was eavesdropping on 35 world leaders, including US allies. As you can imagine, this didn’t sit well with those being spied on, while reports emerged that the spying programs were stopped after …

Social Security Increase Ravaged by Inflation Social Security Increase Ravaged by Inflation
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Millions of Social Security recipients and disabled veterans will receive the smallest benefits increase since 1975, when automatic increases were adopted to offer a shield against price inflation, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The benefits will increase …

Obama's New Dog Is Cute, But Apparently Evil Obama's New Dog Is Cute, But Apparently Evil
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The Obama family has added a new lovably adorable ball of fur to the White House; her name is Sunny, and she is a female Portuguese Water Dog. She is quite similar to the first Presidential pet, Bo, in color, …

Commerce Department Wants To Make Streaming A Crime Commerce Department Wants To Make Streaming A Crime

I think we can all agree that SOPA was no good. The legislation would have done extensive damage to the Internet and free speech all in the name of stopping piracy. One of the more troubling parts of the legislation …

Obamacare: Smokers To Get Reprieve Under Glitch Obamacare: Smokers To Get Reprieve Under Glitch
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An error in the computer system may be of temporary relief to smokers who would ordinarily have to pay high premiums under Obamacare, the administration says. According to the Obamacare plan, insurance companies will be allowed to charge smokers up …

Government Workers Use Secret Email Addresses Government Workers Use Secret Email Addresses

President Obama’s appointees to various government agencies use a secret email unknown to anyone outside of government, according to a report released today. The AP reports that some of Obama’s appointees, including Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, …

Drone Strikes Killed 4 Americans in Last 4 Years Drone Strikes Killed 4 Americans in Last 4 Years
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As drones have become more advanced, the American public has become more aware of the devices. The unmanned flying machines could soon be used by private companies (to deliver pizza, for example) and are already heavily used by the military …

Obama Approval Rating Still Solid, Despite Critics Obama Approval Rating Still Solid, Despite Critics
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Last week was, perhaps, the toughest week the Obama administration has yet faced. While congressional Republicans were still trying to turn the Benghazi attacks into a full-fledged scandal, two clearly real scandals have appeared seemingly out of nowhere in the …

White House Finally Responds To CISPA Petition White House Finally Responds To CISPA Petition
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CISPA is all but dead once again, and the Senate is moving ahead with its own cybersecurity legislation. That doesn’t mean the fight is over though. In fact, the Senate might just propose a bill that’s worse, but the White …

White House Comes Out In Favor of Online Sales Tax White House Comes Out In Favor of Online Sales Tax
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One of the most controversial pieces of legislation currently making its way through the Senate is the Marketplace Fairness Act. In essence, it would allow states to collect taxes from online purchases even if the online store doesn’t have a …

White House Threatens To Veto CISPA White House Threatens To Veto CISPA
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Last week, the White House said that CISPA still had some problems that weren’t addressed by the amendments added during its markup period. Unfortunately, the administration didn’t issue a veto threat at that time, but now it has. In a …

White House Says CISPA Still Has Some Issues White House Says CISPA Still Has Some Issues
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On Wednesday, CISPA came closer to reality as it passed the markup phase in the House Intelligence Committee. Now the bill has to make it through the House, then the Senate, and finally the President’s desk. That last one may …

White House Writing Rules For Cyber Engagement White House Writing Rules For Cyber Engagement
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It’s been known for a while that the Obama administration has been at work on a cybersecurity directive. The executive order would be used to circumvent a Congress that failed numerous times in 2012 to pass a comprehensive cybersecurity law. …

TPP Might Not Make It Past November TPP Might Not Make It Past November

With all the recent talk about CISPA and ACTA, it seems like we’ve been forgetting about our old friend TTP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership. For those who need a recap, TPP is essentially ACTA for the U.S. and Pacific nations. The …