Barack Obama

Obama Town Hall Mostly Softball Questions

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President Obama faced few tough questions at a town-hall event on Friday in New York, with none of the 10 questions fielded by the commander in chief addressing the major controversies and foreign policy concerns that have dominated headlines in Washington.

The event at Binghamton University kicked off the second day of the president's higher education bus tour, and the students and faculty members in attendance largely limited their questions to the president's proposals for reducing college costs.

Left unasked were queries about recent violence in Syria and Egypt, surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency, controversies over the IRS's political targeting or the administration's handling of last year's terror attack in Benghazi, Libya.