Both Political Parties Court America’s Most Reliable Voters

By Stephen Kaufman
Staff Writer
U.S. presidential candidates spend much of their campaigns discussing plans for entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare and the American health system for a very important reason: U.S. seniors, who are most immediately affected
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Voter Registration: Last Day

According to CBS News, today, October 9th, is the last day to send in your Pennsylvania voter registration forms. In a last-minute rush, thousands of voters across the state turned in voter registration forms . Reminder: if you want to vote in Pennsylvania you must be 18, be a US (more...)

USCIS Selects Philadelphia Organizations to Promote Citizenship

HIAS Pennsylvania has been selected to receive a grant from the United States Immigration and Citizenship Service’s Citizenship and Integration Grant Program to assist new Americans in the naturalization process.  A new initiative, the Philadelphia Citizenship Action Network (P-CAN) which includes HIAS Pennsylvania, Esperanza Immigration Legal Services, New World Association (more...)

After First Debate, Incumbent Faces Re-energized Challenger

By Bridget Hunter
Staff Writer
On October 3, with fewer than 1,000 people in attendance, the Republican and Democratic nominees to the U.S. presidency faced off in the first of three scheduled debates. The true audience for the 90-minute discussion at the University of Denver in Colorado was much larger, (more...)

Voter ID Changes For Pennsylvanians

Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware), in response to today's decision of the Commonwealth Court to enjoin Voter ID for at least the 2012 election, said the following: "While I am elated that hundreds of thousands of poor people, racial minorities, students and elderly people who were going (more...)

What Happened With Rose Revolution In Georgia?

An election in Georgia (former Soviet republic), in a country of under 5 million people,  is a process in which a vote is held to elect candidates to an office. It is the mechanism by which a democracy fills elective offices in the legislature, and sometimes (more...)

Peace Corps Helps Renovate Homes in Ukraine

Peace Corps volunteer Natalie Legrand of Charlotte, North Carolina, is working with a nongovernmental organization in her Ukrainian community to support 10 capital repair projects that will improve the quality of living and housing conditions for many local families. The project also marks the launch of the “Energy (more...)

Campaign 2012: Voter Registration Drives Assume New Urgency

Students at Clark Atlanta University fill out voter registration forms following a speech by civil rights icon Joseph Lowery at the school's convocation on September 18. In a speech aimed at encouraging young people to vote, Lowery told students to step up, take responsibility, and carry on the

FREEDOM Support Act 20th Anniversary

The Freedom for Russia and Emerging Eurasian Democracies and Open Markets Act — also known as the FREEDOM Support Act (FSA) — was signed by President George H.W. Bush on October 24, 1992, to enable a consolidated U.S. approach to providing assistance to Eurasian countries following

Belarusian Elections

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson September 24, 2012 STATEMENT BY VICTORIA NULAND, SPOKESPERSON The September 23 parliamentary elections in Belarus fell short of international standards and their conduct cannot be considered free or fair. The preliminary assessment of the OSCE election observation mission found that the elections were

World Cannot Contain Challenge of Nuclear-Armed Iran, Obama Says

President Obama says the United States “will do what we must” to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon because of the global and regional threat that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose. “Make no mistake: A nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained,” he told (more...)

New U.S. Citizens Celebrate Constitution Day

By Jane Morse
Staff Writer
Some 225 people representing 69 nations had two reasons to celebrate on September 17: They became U.S. citizens in a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. National Archives on a day that honors the U.S. Constitution and citizenship. They are among 32,000 people who will become (more...)

Americans Were Killed In a Bloody Attack in Benghazi

The U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens, a foreign service information management officer Sean Smith and two other Americans were killed in a bloody attack in Benghazi, Libya,when a mob of protesters and gunmen overwhelmed the U.S. Consulate in September 11 2012. Also on September 11, demonstrators attacked the U.S. Embassy in (more...)

Obama Condemns Attack that Killed Four U.S. Diplomats in Benghazi

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer  Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens died in the September 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton condemned a rocket attack on the U.S. (more...)

White House on Azerbaijan’s Decision to Pardon Ramil Safarov

Statement by NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor on Azerbaijan’s Decision to Pardon Ramil Safarov President Obama is deeply concerned by today’s announcement that the President of Azerbaijan has pardoned Ramil Safarov following his return from Hungary. Safarov confessed to the murder of Armenian Army officer Gurgen Margaryan in Budapest (more...)