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White House calls out Republicans who criticized student loan cancellation but had thousands in PPP loans forgiven
Business

White House calls out Republicans who criticized student loan cancellation but had thousands in PPP loans forgiven

The White House is not taking criticism of the decision to forgive student debt lying down. After some Republican lawmakers tweeted or went on broadcasts to condemn the decision, the White House Twitter page responded by quote tweeting their comments – and sharing just how much each of them benefited from having their Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven. The uncharacteristic Twitter thread from the White House came shortly after President Biden announced his plan to erase thousands of dollars in student loans, a move that will help more than 40 million people who have a combined $1.7 trillion in student loan debt. Under the plan, borrowers who earn less than $125,000 will be eligible to have $10,000 in student loan debt forgiven. Those in that income range who had Pell Grant...
Barack Obama catches up with the boy who asked to touch his hair in Pete Souza’s iconic Oval Office photo
Politics

Barack Obama catches up with the boy who asked to touch his hair in Pete Souza’s iconic Oval Office photo

Former President Barack Obama has had a virtual reunion with a young man whose innocent question in the Oval Office yielded a photo that hung for years in the White House, and for many, touched the heart of the American dream. Five-year-old Jacob Philadelphia meets President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in 2009.  Official White House Photo by Pete Souza "Is that Jacob? It's Barack Obama. Do you remember me?" the former president asks a now-18-year-old Jacob Philadelphia in a video posted on his official website. From the small monitor on his desk, a smiling young man replies: "Yes, and you said your hair would be gray next time." ...