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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has proposed cutting 13 percent of funding from an international education exchange program named for a former U.S. senator from Arkansas, and alumni around the world are raising objections.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 04/21/2014

Print Headline: Obama wants to cut Fulbright program

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  • RegEn4cer
    April 21, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.

    If he and Michelle would stop flyng all over the world, we wouldn't have to cut programs. Just depends on whose ox is gored.

    April 21, 2014 at 7:38 a.m.

    Well, it's not 1945 anymore. All programs this old should be reviewed.

  • hah406
    April 21, 2014 at 8:01 a.m.

    This is the absolute best of our exchange programs and absolutely should not be cut. I personally don't want to be bringing in students from countries that are "hotbeds of developing terrorism" and I don't know too many students from here that would be hip on going there and getting their heads cut off.

  • RegEn4cer
    April 21, 2014 at 8:27 a.m.

    Perhaps we should just discontinue as only fifty-three Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes; seventy-eight have won Pulitzer Prizes. More Nobel laureates are former Fulbright recipients than any other award program. Doesn't seem like a worthy program, does it?

  • 000
    April 21, 2014 at 10:32 a.m.

    I bet Bill Smith $1000 that if this award program was called the Obama Scholarship Award, there would be NO talk of cutting.
    wadayawanna bet?
    Obama - building a better legacy through creative lying.

  • FreeSpiritMan
    April 21, 2014 at 2:36 p.m.

    NO PO .... just find it amusing that you people, on one side are ranting about any type of foreign funding programs except military, and now ranting about these cuts, and you people being OK with a rancher getting a free ride at taxpayers expense for 20 years of not paying lease fees. Only the uneducated will not see through this, but then again there is a lot of those types in the GOP.

  • FreeSpiritMan
    April 21, 2014 at 2:44 p.m.

    Po .... I believe Fulbright was a Democrat. And regen4cer knows nothing about ox's, Gw and Barbara made a least 6 trips to Africa at tax payers expense. You still want to talk ox's getting gored?

  • 000
    April 21, 2014 at 3:25 p.m.

    Poor BSboy - he won't bet because he knows the vast land known as Obama's ego.
    In all three columns which you co-opted with the lie (putting words in people's mouths) that we supported Bundy, I responded specifically that you were dead wrong, that I thought Bundy was a deadbeat and needed to pay for grazing just like all the other ranchers.
    What you miss (deliberately?) is the state's rights issue. All of the south and Midwestern states had all their land turned over to them as promised. The western states got screwed. Time to rectify that FU.
    Yes, Fulbright was a democrat, from the time where democrats had some honor.

  • Populist
    April 21, 2014 at 8:35 p.m.

    I agree that the program should not be cut, but agree that the right wingers complain about spending and then trash Obama for any cuts.

    Did you hear the one about the Okie who applied for a Fulbright and then was told that he wasn't smart enough? He then asked if he could get the half bright scholarship.

  • Packman
    April 21, 2014 at 8:52 p.m.

    @Populist - There are no "cuts". Note where it said "much" of the money would go elsewhere implying the rest will go somewhere else. No cuts here, Pop. The headline is purposefully misleading, don't you think? And I can't be sure, but I think that Okie started at left guard my senior year in college......