Hot Debate, Hard Compromises Marked U.S. Constitutional Process

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer Against a backdrop of geographic and political factionalism, unpaid troops and a weak economy only beginning to recover from years of war, devising a new form of government is a considerable challenge. That was the situation
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U.S., Georgia Discuss Trade, Investment Relations

U.S. and Georgian officials met May 29 to discuss ways to increase trade and investment between the two countries. The U.S.-Georgia High-Level Dialogue on Trade and Investment was convened by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro and Tamar Kovziridze, chief adviser to the prime minister of Georgia. They discussed the (more...)

Clinton on Release of 2011 Human Rights Report

The full report is available at U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton On the Release of the 2011 Human Rights Report May 24, 2012 Department of State SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning. Good morning, everyone. I’m very pleased to be joined (more...)

Philadelphia Armenian Genocide Walk 2012

On Saturday, April 28, 2012, the 5th Annual Philadelphia Armenian Genocide Walk will take place, providing an opportunity for the entire Philadelphia community to gather to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, and educate the public on Turkish denial of the atrocities committed against the (more...)

President Obama on Armenian Remembrance Day

Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day Today, we commemorate the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.  In doing so, we honor the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who were brutally massacred or marched to their deaths in the waning days (more...)

President Obama on Yom HaShoah

Statement by the President on Yom HaShoah On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, I join people of all faiths across the United States, in Israel and around the world in paying tribute to all who suffered in the Shoah—a horrific crime without parallel in human history.  We honor the (more...)

Race, Culture And Human Relations

Mayor Michael A. Nutter spoke in Tallahassee, Florida at Mayor John R. Marks’, III 9th Annual Summit on Race, Culture and Human Relations.  Mayor Nutter’s speech was entitled: “Cities United: A Conversation about Deaths of African-American Males”. The speech follows: “On February 26th, on a rainy evening in Florida, Trayvon Martin (more...)

Elections: Financing Campaigns

Federal law dictates how candidates for the federal offices of president, senator and representative — and certain of their political allies — may raise funds, as well as from whom and in what amounts. Federal campaign finance laws are separate from state laws that regulate elections (more...)

International Roma Day

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY CLINTON On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I want to send best wishes to all Roma as they mark International Roma Day. Today we celebrate the history, impact and culture of Romani people. From music and art to science and (more...)

Titanic’s Influence Still Strong at 100

Why does a boat that sank 100 years ago hold such a fascination for so many people? The RMS Titanic went under the North Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg on April 15, 1912, taking 1,514 lives. Writers, filmmakers and songwriters have continually been inspired to return to (more...)

Girl Scouts Celebrate Centennial

By Jane Morse Staff Writer The U.S. Girl Scout movement is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, with plans to make greater use of technology to reach more girls and teach them leadership skills. “Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better (more...)

How Can the Government Require People to Purchase Health Insurance?

Reuters/Ipsos poll released last week, said:  "an overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system remains popular even though Americans are not enamored with the law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010", " 44 % of respondents favor the law, and that an additional 21% oppose it because it (more...)

Three Tickets Have Been Announced As Sharing $656 Million

On Friday, people stood in line at stores throughout the country, because of the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history - $656 million. According to CNN News, 42 states took part in the draw, Americans spent an estimated $1.5bn to enter for Mega Millions jackpot, which had reached (more...)

U.S. Response to OSCE Report on Press Freedom

United States Mission to the OSCE Response to the Report by the Representative On Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna March 29, 2012 Representative Mijatović, the United States welcomes you back to the Permanent Council and thanks you for another thoughtful and (more...)

Airbus Made An Emergency Landing, Because Of The Captain

JetBluet Airbus A320 took off from New York en route to Las Vegas with 141 passengers and crew, but has made an emergency landing after the captain Clayton Osbon was restrained because of "erratic behavior". According to the media, he began running through the aisles, rant about a bomb and (more...)

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