For Putin Or For Fair Elections?

On Saturday, February 4th, tens of thousands of Russians took part in a march against the prime minister Vladimir Putin's 12 years governing. At the same time his supporters staged a rival rally drawing comparable numbers. According to
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Israeli Facilities In North America Are On High Alert

ABC News reported: "Israeli facilities in North America – and around the world – are on high alert, according to an internal security document obtained by ABC News that predicted the threat from Iran against Jewish targets will increase." "We predict that the threat on our sites around the (more...)

After Florida Republican Presidential Moves West

By Bridget Hunter Staff Writer On January 31, Republican candidate Mitt Romney prevailed in a state that is not nearly as Southern as a map of the United States would lead you to believe. There’s an American saying about Florida that the farther north you go, the farther south you (more...)

Rose Gottemoeller: “Russian Military Doctrine Is Quite Clear”

U.S. Department of State. Interview Rose Gottemoeller Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance with Judy Dempsey from the International Herald Tribune and Special Contributor to the Munich Security Conference. - Late last year, the Americans broke off conventional arms control talks with Russia. Why? - The situation simply could not (more...)

Obama:”Georgia Is A Responsible Player In The International Arena”

US President Barack Obama has met Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili at the White House, marking the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the countries. Obama said his country appreciates the conducted reforms in Georgia aimed at democratization and respect for the rule of (more...)

U.S. Acting on Reducing Domestic Drug Demand

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer The Obama administration says it recognizes the importance of reducing the American demand for illegal drugs alongside its ongoing efforts to provide assistance to Central American nations in stemming criminal activity and the flow of drugs from their territories. The White House’s National Drug Control (more...)

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

United States Mission to the OSCE. Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Centennial Marking the Birth of Raoul Wallenberg. As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna. " The United States commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day which occurs on January 27.  The date marks the anniversary (more...)

Remarks by Ambassador Kelly to OSCE on Ukraine

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on Ukraine As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna January 19, 2012 The United States welcomes Ukraine to the OSCE Troika.  The responsibilities of the Chairmanship-in-Office are many and require, above all, leadership by example. We note that Ukraine will have many opportunities (more...)

American Electorate Has New Face for 2012 Race

A U.S. voting booth does not ask about race, religion or ethnicity. The ballot carries the names of the candidates but not the name of the voter. The only pieces of personal data known absolutely are that the voter is at least 18 years of age and (more...)

Obama, Clinton and Geithner Welcome New EU Sanctions on Iran

By MacKenzie C. Babb Staff Writer President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner welcomed new European Union sanctions on Iran, measures agreed to by the organization’s Foreign Affairs Council in an effort to increase the pressure on Tehran to address concerns surrounding (more...)

US Response to Russia’s Report on Detention at Guantánamo Bay

United States Mission to the OSCE Response to the Russian Federation on the Continued Operation of the Guantánamo Detention Facility As delivery by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna We thank the delegation of the Russian Federation for raising the issue of the continued operation of the Guantánamo Bay (more...)

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 and cast their ballots. In caucus states, voters gather (more...)

Newt Gingrich Won in South Carolina

Newt Gingrich has beaten Mitt Romney in South Carolina's primary election on Saturday. With 95% of the vote counted, Mr Gingrich had 41% to Mr Romney's 27%, according to the media. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and Texas representative Ron Paul had 7% and 13% .The (more...)

The Change In Immigration Family Rule

The Obama administration announced about the change in federal immigration law that "will concede some bootleg immigrants to wait in the United States, not in their home countries, as they find a trail to authorized residency". So families will can stay together in the US while individual members wait (more...)

December 2011 Welfare Fraud Adjudications

Eight Pennsylvania residents pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and/or were sentenced for their crimes during December, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced today. "It's only fair to taxpayers that scarce public assistance resources are reserved only for those who are truly eligible," Inspector General Kenya Mann (more...)