http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net/ The U.S. has conducted nearly 100 airstrikes against the militants in Iraq since Aug. 8, and some lawmakers have warned the White House against mission creep. But the administration has raised its rhetoric against the Islamic State this week after the terrorists executed American journalist James Foley and released a video of his beheading. The group is holding other American hostages, and a U.S. rescue mission in Syria failed last month.
Obama Administration Unveils Contraception Compromise
Aug 23, 2014, 6:02 AM ET By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama urges business owners to lobby Congress to renew the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The bank provides loans, loan guarantees and credit insurance to foreign buyers of U.S. products.
Obama to Consider Airstrikes in Syria Against Terror Group – Yahoo Finance
The measures come less than two months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that American business owners with religious objections may deny contraceptive coverage as part of universal employee health insurance now required by law. On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced an administrative action that maintains the exception for certain religious non-profits, but allows them to notify the government directly, instead of insurance companies, on their objection to covering contraceptive services. The government would then take over providing coverage to those employees who seek contraception. The administration also is seeking comment on extending “to certain closely held for-profit companies the same accommodation that is available to non-profit religious organizations.” In a statement, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said women across the country deserve access to recommended preventive services that are important to their health, no matter where they work.” She said, “todays announcement reinforces our commitment to providing women with access to coverage for contraception, while respecting religious considerations raised by non-profit organizations and closely held for-profit companies.
Obama considering airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State – Washington Times
airstrikes against the group in Iraq that began earlier this month. It wasn’t clear when Foley was killed. U.S. officials believe he was killed in Syria. Obama authorized a rescue mission of Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria.