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Obama Comes Out As Dog Person

Obama Comes Out As Dog Person

Tara McCulloch

February 20, 2014

On Feb. 15, it was confirmed that U.S. President Barack Obama is not a cat person. Vice President Joe Biden posted several YouTube videos of cats on President Obama's Facebook wall and was not met with enthusiasm. "He posted so many adorable clips of cats playing the piano, hiding in boxes and performing int...

Obama’s pro-coup politics must be condemned

Obama’s pro-coup politics must be condemned

October 18, 2012

This column was contributed by Henry Gales '13 On Feb. 29, 2004, U.S. military personnel put Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide onto a plane and flew him to the Central African Republic. After being reelected in 2000, Aristide had continued to make enemies of powerful governments by refusing to privatize Haiti's utility companies (a demand pushed by George W. Bush and Bill Clin...

Whitman students react to Obama immigration announcement

Rachel Alexander

June 16, 2012

President Obama announced on Friday, June 15 that his administration would stop deporting undocumented students in the U.S. who meet certain requirements. The policy change applies to undocumented immigrants who are under age 30, have been in the U.S. for at least five years, arrived before age 16, have no criminal record and are currently enrolled in high school, have a high school diploma or are serving in the military. These im...

David Domke outlines opposing visions of America

Dylan Tull

February 9, 2012

Feelings of intense excitement and frustration are growing in all corners of the country as the 2012 election approaches and America watches Republican candidates desperately trying to gain voters' favor. According to Professor and Chair of the University of Washington Department of Communication...

Students unsure about new loan plan

Students unsure about new loan plan

Emily Lin-Jones

November 17, 2011

President Obama's new plan to ease the burden of student loans may give some hope to eligible Whitman students and thousands of other indebted college students nationwide. The plan will go into effect in January 2012, lowering monthly payments and allowing students to consolidate their federal lo...

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