WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama
on Friday will make his first visit to an American Indian
reservation since entering the White House on a trip to unveil
new measures aimed at boosting education and economic
opportunities for indigenous people.
Obama and his wife, Michelle, will travel to the Standing
Rock Sioux Tribal Nation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to show
the administration’s commitment to “upholding our strong and
crucial nation-to-nation relationship,” the White House said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is not ruling out air strikes to assist the Iraqi government fight a growing radical Islamist insurgency, President Barack Obama said on Thursday, raising the possibility of the first American military intervention in Iraq since the end of the U.S.-led war.
Obama was asked whether Washington would consider drone strikes to combat violence that threatens to break up the country. “Iraq is going to need more help. It’s going to need more help from us, and it’s going to need more help from the international community,” he said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday he is looking at all options to help the Iraqi government face down a growing insurgency from radical Islamists and does not rule out military strikes to bring security to the country.
“My team is working around the clock to identify how we can provide the most effective assistance to (Iraq),” he told reporters in the Oval Office.
Obama says US national security team is looking at all options in Iraq, there will be some things that need to be done militarily
Obama says in Oval Office is not ruling out anything in terms of US help to crack down on violence in Iraq
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Legislation to allow student loan borrowers to refinance at lower interest rates failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, dooming a measure that was a Democratic priority ahead of November congressional elections.
Democrats had said the bill would let holders of both federal and private undergraduate loans – some with rates of 9 percent or higher – to refinance at 3.86 percent. Republicans thought the legislation was too expensive.