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lesterpviz   , 87

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Obama: Scaling Back College Savings Benefits Wasn't Worth It - Abc News

The president's comments came in response to a question from a woman who said she uses the Obamastudentloanforgiveness.net accounts to help her grandchildren. The president mixed politics with the personal as he touted his higher education agenda while talking about his own experience as a one-time student and the father of a daughter on her own college hunt. In response to a questioner who asked about help paying the rising costs of books, Obama said he understood the problem all too well after having to buy his own during undergraduate and law school. "I addition to the bonds of love, we had the bonds of debt. Our net worth was negative," Obama said. Obama chuckled at kids these days on the college hunt.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/obama-scaling-back-college-savings-benefits-worth-28783792

Obama criticized for 'Crusades' remark: What did he really mean? (+video) - CSMonitor.com

If I say that Christianity in the 11th century was a crusading religion and that it was dangerous to Jews and Muslims, who were rightly fearful would that make me an anti-Christian? Mr. Walzer writes. Instead, I know that crusading fervor isnt essential to the Christian religion. Nevertheless, the comments became a flashpoint from news studios to church pews. It stirred those Americans who have long believed Obama is not a Christian at all, but himself a Muslim. As a boy, Obama attended public schools in Jakarta, where he studied both Islam and Catholicism. He has always identified himself as a Christian, but even there hes been suspect by some.
Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2015/0207/Obama-criticized-for-Crusades-remark-What-did-he-really-mean-video

Obama: US Must Resist Urge to 'Overreach" Abroad - ABC News

national security posture beyond anti-terror campaigns. Obama's critics have accused the president of putting his desire to keep the U.S. out of overseas conflicts ahead of the need for more robust action against the world's bad actors. Some members of Congress have called for Obama to send more American ground troops to the Middle East to combat the Islamic State group, while also pushing for the White House to authorize shipments of defensive weapons to Ukraine to help its beleaguered military in the fight against Russian-backed separatists. Administration officials have said that Obama is reconsidering his opposition to giving Ukraine lethal aid, though he continues to have concerns about the effectiveness of that step.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-us-resist-urge-overreach-abroad-28774496

Obama: Scaling Back College Savings Benefits Wasn't Worth It - ABC News

Obama initially planned to use the savings of about $1 billion over 10 years to help fund his proposal to make two years of community college free for all. "Our thinking was you could save money by eliminating the 529 and shifting it into some other loan programs that would be more broadly based," Obama said. But he quickly backed off after lawmakers from both parties objected. "It wasn't worth it for us to eliminate it," Obama said. "The savings weren't that great.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-tout-community-college-plan-indiana-town-hall-28767483