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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, […]

Jimmy Carter’s grandson to run for Georgia governor
By November 8, 2013 Read More →

Jimmy Carter’s grandson to run for Georgia governor

Jason Carter talks during a press conference for the Carter Center’s election witnessing mission in Egypt, in Cairo, Egypt 19 June 2012 Jason Carter has previously said he wants to avoid trading on his family name Jason Carter, 38, a Democratic state senator, said he would challenge the sitting Republican leader in 2014. Nathan Deal, […]

Somali-American Makes History as Lawmaker
By November 7, 2013 Read More →

Somali-American Makes History as Lawmaker

A newly elected councilman in the northern U.S. city of Minneapolis is poised to become one of the highest elected persons of Somali descent in the United States. Abdi Warsame won the race for city councilman in a landslide victory on Tuesday against incumbent candidate Robert Lilligren. In an interview with VOA, Warsame said he […]

Obama wins: Congress passes deal
By October 17, 2013 Read More →

Obama wins: Congress passes deal

The US Congress has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risked default. The Democratic-controlled Senate’s bipartisan compromise won approval by 81 votes to 18. The deal was then passed by 285-144 in the House of Representatives, whose Republican leadership begrudgingly agreed […]

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