Tagged: President Obama

Malaysia Airlines flight 17 shot down over Ukraine

By Nicholas Shereikis | July 20, 2014, 3:32 p.m. | In ‎Latest »

On Thursday, July 17, Malaysia Airlines flight 17, en route to Kuala Lumpur via Amsterdam, was shot down over the Donetsk region of Ukraine near the Russian border. None of the 298 people onboard survived.

NewsChips: Sassing Sochi

By Zoe Johnson | March 1, 2014, 8:40 p.m. | In International »

People from all corners of the globe have been giving Russia sass.

NewsChips: Veteran's Health Administration's actions are inefficient and immoral

By Sarah Trunk | Sept. 12, 2013, 9:13 p.m. | In News Blog »

The VA desperately needs to improve both their functionality and basic moral standing in order to give war veterans the assistance and respect they deserve.

Conflict in Egypt could lead to democracy and independence

By Sarah Trunk | July 10, 2013, 10:47 p.m. | In News Blog »

Last week was the 4th of July. A time for eating too many hot dogs, spending time with friends and family and, most importantly, celebrating our country's independence. But what about countries that are still fighting for freedom?

No Thumbs Up for "White House Down"

By Martha Morganstein | June 29, 2013, 3:55 p.m. | In Movies »

After directing the movies "Independence Day" and "2012," director Roland Emmerich is back with his newest action packed movie. For action lovers, "White House Down" guarantees entertainment and summer fun regardless of the movie's numerous flaws. Following "Olympus has Fallen," it is the second movie of the year that centers on a takeover of the White House.

Prisoners on strike in no man's land

By Aanchal Johri | May 2, 2013, 7:43 p.m. | In News Blog »

As the president puts it, "The notion that we're going to keep 100 individuals in no man's land in perpetuity…the idea that we would still maintain, forever, a group of individuals who have not been tried, that's contrary to who we are, it's contrary to our interests, and it needs to stop."

Martin O'Malley is controversial in State of State

By Jack Estrin | Feb. 21, 2013, 5:16 p.m. | In News Blog »

On Feb. 13, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley made his seventh state of the state address since taking office.

The "fiscal cliff" in a jiff

By Aanchal Johri | Jan. 17, 2013, 6:11 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

After the Dec. 21 end-of-the-world scare passed, the next fear that overtook Americans was that of falling off the fiscal cliff.

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