“Ignorance is not a virtue,” the president told Rutgers University graduates, in an apparent critique of Donald Trump. He called for embracing an interconnected world over building walls.
The president’s announcement, set to be delivered Monday in Germany, will bring the total number of American military personnel deployed in the country to as many as 300.
When he landed Sunday in Havana, Obama became the first U.S. president to visit Cuban soil since 1928. During his brief trip he’ll be meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro and political dissidents.
After Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first official visit to Washington D.C. Thursday, he and President Barack Obama released an agreement on the Arctic, energy and climate. Alaska’s senators aren’t happy with it.
The president is talking with the editor in chief of The Texas Tribune to open SXSW Interactive on March 11, and five days later, the first lady will deliver the keynote for SXSW Music.
Obama has proposed a new oil tax of $10.25 per barrel to fund low-polluting transportation system. Republican leaders, though, say Congress will never approve it.
The president will propose in his 2017 budget that families who qualify for subsidized school meals receive benefits to buy an extra $45 in groceries per child each month when school is out.
The president is making changes that include banning solitary confinement for juvenile offenders and for prisoners who have committed low-level infractions.
Members of the National Rife Association continue to hold classes and events locally, and many say they’re OK with the new rules. Meanwhile, response from the NRA’s national leadership has been muted.
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