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Booker Applauds Obama’s LGBT Order, Urges Passage Of ENDA
By July 30, 2014 Read More →

Booker Applauds Obama’s LGBT Order, Urges Passage Of ENDA

Former Newark, NJ Mayor, and current US Senator Cory Booker (D-Newark) has publicly hailed President Obama’s recent executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT individuals.

Landmark Desegregation Ruling Marks 60th Anniversary
By May 16, 2014 Read More →

Landmark Desegregation Ruling Marks 60th Anniversary

WASHINGTON — Sixty years ago, the highest court in the United States changed the face of education. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. By Deborah Block At the time of the ruling many school systems — especially in the southern states — had separate […]

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Clay Aiken opponent Keith Crisco dies in fall
By May 13, 2014 Read More →

Clay Aiken opponent Keith Crisco dies in fall

A man vying against one-time American Idol star Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomination for a seat in the US Congress has died suddenly. Keith Crisco, 71, was preparing to concede the party primary election to Mr Aiken when he fell at his home in North Carolina, local media reported. Mr Aiken led by fewer than 400 votes out of nearly 28,500 cast on 6 May.

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NSA Invokes “National Defense” on Nelson Mandela
By March 26, 2014 Read More →

NSA Invokes “National Defense” on Nelson Mandela

NSA Invokes “National Defense” and the Espionage Act to Block MIT Student’s FOIA Request on Nelson Mandela Ryan Shapiro, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) PhD candidate and animal rights activist filed a lawsuit in January 2014 against the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Defense Intelligence […]

Obama Promotes State of the Union Goals
By January 29, 2014 Read More →

Obama Promotes State of the Union Goals

U.S. President Barack Obama is using a two-day, four-state tour to promote the goals he laid out Tuesday night in his State of the Union address, highlighted by a pledge to advance his economic agenda, even without Congressional support. Obama’s trip begins Wednesday in suburban Washington, 15 kilometers from the U.S. Capitol where he called […]

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As President’s State of the Union Extols American Dream, New Survey gives high praise
By January 29, 2014 Read More →

As President’s State of the Union Extols American Dream, New Survey gives high praise

Presidential Poll-Watchers, Take Note: Commander-in-Chief Finishes Ahead of Donald Trump, Elon Musk, LeBron James and Beyonce Knowles LOS ANGELES – As President Obama calls for restoration of the American dream for the middle class in tonight’s State of the Union address, a new survey by Woodbury University (www.woodbury.edu) looks at the American dream from a […]

Out NBA Player Collins Joins First Lady At State Of The Union
By January 27, 2014 Read More →

Out NBA Player Collins Joins First Lady At State Of The Union

Jason Collins, the first active NBA player to publicly come out of the closet, will be among those seated with First Lady Michelle Obama during the President’s fifth State Of The Union (SOTU) address, the White House announced today. By Nathan James Collins, 35, made international headlines last May when he announced, in a Sports […]

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Obama, Nobel Laureates Urge Rise in U.S. Minimum Wage
By January 19, 2014 Read More →

Obama, Nobel Laureates Urge Rise in U.S. Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON- Seventy-five economists, including seven Nobel Prize laureates, sent an open letter to President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, urging them to raise the federal minimum wage. By Bryant Harris The same day, the president formally endorsed legislation that would incrementally raise the minimum wage to 10.10 dollars by 2016. “I think […]

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Kerry: Iran Nuke Deal a Good First Step
By November 24, 2013 Read More →

Kerry: Iran Nuke Deal a Good First Step

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a nuclear accord with Iran will halt Tehran’s march to atomic weapons capacity and provide a window to negotiate a final agreement. The Obama administration is attempting to convince skeptics at home and abroad that the preliminary deal is good for America and its allies. By […]

Iranian-U.S. Rapprochement: What’s in It for Israel and Saudi Arabia?
By November 24, 2013 Read More →

Iranian-U.S. Rapprochement: What’s in It for Israel and Saudi Arabia?

Commentary WASHINGTON – Israel, Saudi Arabia, and some of the other ArabGulf states are deeply sceptical of the Barack Obama administration’s efforts to reach a deal with Iran limiting its nuclear programme and to improve U.S.-Iranian relations generally. By Mark N. Katz Washington’s traditional Middle Eastern allies warn that the Islamic Republic cannot be trusted, […]