Barack Obama http://tpr.org en Should President Obama Visit The Texas Border? http://tpr.org/post/should-president-obama-visit-texas-border Much of President Obama's presidency currently falls into the category of damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.<p>That certainly is true on the question of whether he should visit the U.S.-Mexico border during his two-day visit to Texas.<p>Some have even taken <a href="http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2014/07/07/cuellar-obama-immigration-border-katrina/">to asking</a> if this isn't Obama's "Katrina moment," an allusion to President George W. Bush's 2005 failure to immediately visit the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast once the storm had passed. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:07:00 +0000 Frank James 34794 at http://tpr.org Should President Obama Visit The Texas Border? The Source: Expanding Debt Relief For Students http://tpr.org/post/source-expanding-debt-relief-students <p>Yesterday President Obama signed a presidential memorandum that, when implemented, expands access to a repayment cap of 10 percent of income to an additional 5 million federal borrowers.</p><p>The action takes a law passed in 2010 applying to new loans and applies it to loan holders who borrowed before October 2007.</p><p>College affordability and the ability to go and then pay off your debt are of great concern across the country as the average college graduate, from 2012, owed $29,000 and the costs keep rising.&nbsp;</p><p>What can we do to make college more affordable?&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:50:33 +0000 Paul Flahive 33156 at http://tpr.org The Source: Expanding Debt Relief For Students Group Protests President’s Deportation Record At Civil Rights Summit http://tpr.org/post/group-protests-president-s-deportation-record-civil-rights-summit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Thursday an immigration rights group marched across the University of Texas at Austin campus and took up post in the front of the Civil Rights Summit at the </span>LBJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Presidential Library, voicing their protest for the rate of deportation during President Barack Obama’s presidency.</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:47:44 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29891 at http://tpr.org Group Protests President’s Deportation Record At Civil Rights Summit President Obama Honors The Memory Of LBJ And Signing Of Civil Rights Act http://tpr.org/post/president-obama-honors-memory-lbj-and-signing-civil-rights-act <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speaking to select crowd </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">at the Lyndon </span>Baines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Johnson Presidential Library in Austin on Thursday, President Barack Obama honored the life of the former president and detailed the progressive effects of Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.</span></p><p>Obama told the crowd the change sparked by Johnson has been progressively powerful at changing how the world identified and enforced civil rights.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:25:59 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29892 at http://tpr.org President Obama Honors The Memory Of LBJ And Signing Of Civil Rights Act Celebrating 50 Years Of Progress, Civil Rights Summit Begins In Austin http://tpr.org/post/celebrating-50-years-progress-civil-rights-summit-begins-austin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week the </span>LBJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Presidential Library in Austin is celebrating the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Civil Rights Act of 1964. There will be discussions about the progress of civil rights issues through the course of the week and those discussions begin with gay rights.</span></p><p>From the original 1964 Civil Rights Act signing, President Lyndon Baines Johnson said:</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:31:12 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29698 at http://tpr.org Celebrating 50 Years Of Progress, Civil Rights Summit Begins In Austin Obama's Trade Trip To Mexico Focusing On Economics & Investment http://tpr.org/post/obamas-trade-trip-mexico-focusing-economics-investment <p>President Barack Obama is in Mexico today for a day of trade talks with the other <span style="line-height: 1.5;">North American Free Trade Agreement </span> partner nations. But while the expectations are low for the summit, the stakes remain ever high.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:22:55 +0000 David Martin Davies 26964 at http://tpr.org The Source: Signing Away Your Right To Trial | Privacy Board Calls For End Of NSA Surveillance http://tpr.org/post/source-signing-away-your-right-trial-privacy-board-calls-end-nsa-surveillance <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Signing up for a credit card or car loan can mean signing away your right to a civil trial if you get taken advantage of. Forced arbitration clauses are being lambasted by consumer rights groups and we will talk to two groups about their opposition to what the industry argues are efficient tools for resolving disputes.</span></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:11:25 +0000 Paul Flahive 25517 at http://tpr.org The Source: Signing Away Your Right To Trial | Privacy Board Calls For End Of NSA Surveillance President Obama Elaborates On East Side Promise Zone Initiative http://tpr.org/post/president-obama-elaborates-east-side-promise-zone-initiative <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>President Barack Obama has selected five areas in the country to be "promise zones" designed to revitalize economically and educationally distressed areas. The East Side of San Antonio has been selected as one.</p><p>During a news conference, the president named the East Side specifically, pointing out that 40 percent of adults do not have a high school diploma and crime is 50 percent higher in that part of town.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:48:04 +0000 Joey Palacios 24864 at http://tpr.org President Obama Elaborates On East Side Promise Zone Initiative San Antonio One Of Five Cities To Earn Presidential Promise Zone Designation http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-one-five-cities-earn-presidential-promise-zone-designation <p>On Thursday President Barack Obama will announce that San Antonio is one of five promise zones that will receive additional tools to help revive struggling and impoverished neighborhoods.</p><p>The other promise zone's are: Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.</p><p>The announcement by the White House means that the zones will get tax incentives and grants to help places like San Antonio's Eastside build better neighborhoods, residential areas and businesses.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:09:26 +0000 Ryan Loyd 24784 at http://tpr.org San Antonio One Of Five Cities To Earn Presidential Promise Zone Designation Effect on Texas Consumers Unclear as Obama Delays Health Insurance Plan Cancellations http://tpr.org/post/effect-texas-consumers-unclear-obama-delays-health-insurance-plan-cancellations President Barack Obama’s decision to allow insurance companies to continue offering policies that would be canceled under the Affordable Care Act has an unclear effect on Texans.<p>In an announcement today, the President said he is leaving it up to states and state insurance commissioners to decide if consumers can keep these plans through 2014.<p>In a written statement, Texas Governor Rick Perry said the decision makes a bad situation worse, by creating more confusion for consumers. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:21:54 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia, KUT News 21997 at http://tpr.org Effect on Texas Consumers Unclear as Obama Delays Health Insurance Plan Cancellations