There’s no doubt that the ‘Ryan budget,’ the fiscal year 2013 budget resolution passed by the House, would severely diminish Pell grants. It would lower the income level at which students qualify for an automatic maximum grant, create a maximum income to be eligible for a grant, reduce the amount of income a student or family can keep to cover minimal living expenses before being expected to contribute toward college costs, freeze the maximum grant at the fiscal year 2012 level of $5,550, and make students attending school less than half-time ineligible for grants. How Might Pell Grants Fare Under Obama and Romney?
But it’s not like the radical left is alone in getting a nasty caricature in Christopher Nolan’s vision of Gotham. With one notable exception, the 1 percenters are portrayed as greedy, vicious, officious, and dumb. The Muddled Politics of The Dark Knight Rises — Robert Schlesinger, Opinion
This grant of deferred action is not immunity. It is not amnesty. It is an exercise of discretion so that these young people are not entering the legal system. It will help us continue to streamline immigration enforcement. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Obama Offers Two Years of ‘Deferred Action’ to Illegal Immigrants: Those who are in the U.S. illegally, but meet certain criteria, won’t face prosecution
At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married. President Obama: I Support Gay Marriage
I feel like the inspector in ‘Casablanca,’ who is shocked to find out that there’s gambling in this establishment. National security is always a political football in presidential elections, and when the facts are against you, and when it’s playing against your party, you complain that the other side is politicizing national security. Jeremy Mayer, professor of public policy at George Mason University — Obama Doubles Down on Touting Osama Bin Laden Death