Obama To Take Executive Steps On Student Loans – Abc News

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

Lawmakers: Obama releasing Taliban detainees with no notice first step in closing Guantanamo | Fox News

The new Ukrainian leader said talks could begin Sunday raising hopes for an easing of the crisis. Before their lunch encounter, Obama and Putin seemed to go out of their way to give each other the cold shoulder. As the world leaders gathered for a photo, Obama and Putin ignored each other, even though they were just feet apart in the front row, separated by two queens and French President Francois Hollande. Thibault Camus/AP A group of military enthusiasts stand on Omaha Beach. The group headed into the chateau for lunch, with Obama so close to Putin he could have tapped him on the shoulder.
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-visits-omaha-beach-70th-anniversary-world-war-ii-d-day-article-1.1819433

Obama visits Omaha Beach on 70th anniversary of World War II’s D-Day – NY Daily News

“It is a very important part of my job, particularly at this stage in the president’s tenure, to not just be fighting fires and the headlines, which to some extent is unavoidable, but to make sure that the things he cares about — his legacy interests, issues, accomplishments — are nurtured and carried into the end zone,” Rice recently told The Associated Press. “We are trying to put points on the board.” Obama has argued that the prison, built on foreign soil during the Bush administration with congressional approval in the aftermath of 9-11 terror attacks, is expensive and has outlived its purpose because the U.S. cannot continue to hold terror suspects without a trial, a more pressing situation as the last of American troops Obama s student loan program leave Afghanistan in the war on terror. When Congress approved the fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, which is the bill Graham is trying to amend, members relaxed some restrictions on detainee transfers. However, the legislation still includes a 30-notification to Congress, which Obama sidestepped last week in releasing the Taliban detainees. Officials stated publicly after the swap that they had previously told Congress about such a potential deal and that they had to act swiftly because Bergdahls health was in imminent danger.
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/07/lawmakers-obama-releasing-taliban-detainees-with-no-notice-first-step-in/

VFW Demands Obama Get Marine from Mexico | Fox News

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard shake hands during a bilateral meeting at Parliament House in Canberra on November 16, 2011. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) U.S. 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.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/06/obama-brian-williams-interview_n_5462282.html

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

VFW National Commander William Thien wrote in an open letter on Friday that if Obama can break U.S. policy on talking with terrorists to secure the freedom of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl then he should be able to call Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and ask for Tahmooressi’s release. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “We understand that the U.S. State Department and our embassy in Mexico are working this, but that’s too much political bureaucracy,” Thien says in his letter. “The VFW urges you to show the same sense of urgency toward Tahmooressi as you did to secure the release of Bergdahl.
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/06/08/vfw-demands-obama-get-marine-from-mexico/

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

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. At one point in their walk, Obama stood right behind Putin, so close he could have tapped him on the shoulder.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/06/obama-and-putin-talk-at-d-day-celebration/

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