U.S. Elections: 2012 Primary Schedule

The 2012 Republican primary/caucus schedule below is based on the most current information available from state election boards. (President Obama’s nomination by the Democratic Party is not contested.) For those states holding primaries, voters go to polling places
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Mitt Romney About Putin

The former governor of Massachusetts and republican presidential consistent front-runner Mitt Romney said in an interview with Reuters that Vladimir Putin is the bloody Russian KGB person. Romney was sharply critical of the ruler of the Mafia State Russia, who is seemingly set for (more...)

“Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” In Effect Until Jan 1

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood kicked off a nationwide crackdown on drunk driving coinciding with the 2011 winter holiday season,said that the Department of Transportation. "Safety is our focus year round at DOT. But this holiday season, we're stepping up our efforts to get drunk drivesr off our roads and reminding (more...)

New Year’s Day: A Time for Fresh Beginnings

By Jane Morse Staff Writer New Year’s Day in the United States is a time for fresh beginnings, hope for a better future and resolutions to change one’s behavior for the better. Observed January 1, New Year celebrations actually begin the night of December 31 with parties, concerts, fireworks and (more...)

State’s Gordon at Senate Hearing on U.S. Policy in Russia

U.S. Department of State Testimony by Philip H. Gordon,  Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Statement before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (As Prepared for Delivery) The State of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Russia: U.S. Policy Options Chairman Shaheen, Ranking Member Barrasso and (more...)

Cannabis Bush Instead Of Christmas Tree

Ian Richards, 46, from Britain grew a large cannabis plant to look like a Christmas tree, according to local press. He made the cannabis plant resemble a festive tree by growing it to 5ft tall and decorated it with balls. But he will spend the festive season not behind this tree, (more...)

Václav Havel Exposed Emptiness of Repressive Ideology

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer As an artist, Václav Havel spoke the truth to his country about one-party rule and the denial of basic human rights in the former Czechoslovakia during its four decades of Communist rule. As a dissident, he was jailed, blacklisted and harassed until the 1989 (more...)

Obama’s Call with Russian President Medvedev

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Phone Call with Russian President Medvedev President Obama spoke with Russian President Medvedev today to congratulate him on the World Trade Organization’s decision to extend a formal invitation to Russia to join the WTO. The Presidents hailed this achievement as (more...)

Kazakhstan Independence Day: Clashes & Blood

At least 11 dead and more than 70 injured in the western Kazakh town of  Zhanaozen a day after clashes between striking oil workers and police on Friday. The town square has been occupied by oil workers for more than six months in a dispute over better (more...)

State’s Gordon at Senate Hearing on U.S. Policy in Russia

U.S. Department of State Testimony by Philip H. Gordon Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Statement before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC December 14, 2011 The State of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Russia: U.S. Policy Options Chairman Shaheen, Ranking Member Barrasso (more...)

U.S. Winter Holidays: New Year

Winter in America is full of religious and cultural celebrations that highlight the many heritages and interests of the American people. The New Year represents new beginnings and the hope for better times.  Parties, concerts and events of all kind mark the end of the old year and (more...)

Why Do We Need To Buy A Gun?

In November, after Black Friday the numbers of gun-selling was very high, according to the press. While 3D televisions and iPhones stole the media spotlight, GUNS were the big surprise of Black Friday. Americans purchased firearms at a breakneck pace, bolstering their private arsenals. The Federal Bureau (more...)

Shooting In Virginia Tech University

22-year-old Ross Truett Ashley, a part-time student at Radford University in Radford, Va. shot dead a campus police officer at Virginia Tech on Thursday before killing himself, officials said. According to press, " Ashley had entered a real estate office in Radford on Wednesday and demanded (more...)

Heroes & Losers of Russian Internet: Weekly Review

​The whole world now knows that the situation in Russia after December 4th elections to State Duma is unstable. And if during Soviet times, people were gathering in their kitchens to discuss political themes, now, in the era of the Internet, Russians go online. One of the heroes of this week (more...)

White House About Russian Government Harassment of Golos

Statement by NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor on Russian Government Harassment of Golos The Obama administration is concerned with today’s decision by a Moscow court regarding the election monitoring NGO Golos, as well as what appears to be a pattern of harassment directed against this organization. We have communicated (more...)

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