Obama releases statement on passing of Robin Williams, but stays mum about Michael Brown death despite White House petition

Less than three hours after the death of actor/comedian Robin Williams, President Obama issued a warm tribute to the legendary entertainer.

“Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between,” the statement  read.

As touching as that is for the millions who mourn the star’s untimely death, those who are outraged over the death of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri noted that the President has been mum regarding Michael Brown. 


Obama’s student loan repayment announcement forgot to mention this one thing


President Obama made headlines Tuesday when he announced that he would use his executive power to expand the Pay As You Earn program, one that limits borrowers’ monthly debt payments to just 10 percent of their discretionary income.

Under the program, the balance of student loan is forgiven after 20 years — 10 years if the borrower holds a government or a nonprofit position.

While Pay As You Earn has existed since 2012, few have signed up for it.