Human Rights Linked to Economic Growth and Security, Clinton Says

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said religious freedom, the right to free use of the Internet, the ability to participate in civil society groups and the need to respect and protect the rights of
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2012 Vote Boosts Women’s Share of Congressional Seats

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer Women won seats in the U.S. Congress in record numbers in the 2012 U.S. elections, giving them the strongest representation they have ever held in the nation’s legislative branch of government. In the U.S. Senate in 2013, 11 newly elected women will join nine female (more...)

New License Plates Honor Decorated Military Heroes

Pennsylvania now offers a new series of license plates designed to honor our veterans and active duty members of the Armed Forces who have received medals for their heroic actions, according to state Sen. Mike Stack. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) now offers plates displaying the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished (more...)

U.S. Voters Set New State Laws on Same-Gender Marriage, Marijuana

President Obama’s re-election victory may have been the worldwide focus of the United States’ Election Day, but the millions of Americans who voted November 6 did much more than choose the country’s next president. As well as electing a host of state and local representatives, U.S. voters cast (more...)

CIA Director David Petraeus’ Extramarital Affair

On April 28, 2011, President Barack Obama announced that he had nominated Petraeus to become the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agancy. Petraeus was sworn in on September 6, 2011 On November 9, 2012, four-star general and Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus (more...)

World Reacts to U.S. Presidential Election

Nations around the globe reacted to the re-election of President Obama on November 6. In the village of Kogelo in western Kenya, where President Obama’s father was born, men, women and children sang and danced in the streets. “Kenya, as always, is proud of our association with you," Kenyan (more...)

How News Media Predict Election Winners

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer As election officials across the United States are counting votes several hours after the polls close on November 6, news media outlets will already be reporting results and confidently declaring which states have been won by President Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt (more...)

In Storm-Ravaged New Jersey, Community Needs Transcend Politics

President Obama, center, and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate, left, watch New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greet storm victims at Brigantine Beach Community Center. Obama, the Democratic nominee to the U.S. presidency, toured devastated areas of New Jersey on October 31 with Christie, an outspoken supporter

“Perversion Files” About The Boy Scout Organization

The Boy Scouts of America  is one of the largest youth organizations in the U.S., that was  incorporated in 1910.  The organization has 2.7 million youth members and over 1 million adult volunteers. The BSA goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, (more...)

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...)

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...)

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

The First Human Being to Walk on The Moon Has Died

The first human being to walk on the moon has died. Neil Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 mission that touched down on the moon on July 20, 1969, died August 25. He was 82. Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission, was launched July 16, 1969. On July 20,

U.S. Treasury Authorizes Assistance for Iran Earthquake Victims

By MacKenzie C. Babb
Staff Writer
The U.S. Treasury Department has lifted restrictions to make it easier for American nongovernmental organizations to offer financial aid to earthquake victims in Iran. “The United States has made it clear that it would offer assistance to the Iranian people as they recover and (more...)

Reporters Band Together, or Not, to Uncover Corruption

This article is part of the eJournal USA issue "Partnerships Against Corruption."
By Andrzej Zwaniecki In 2010, seven reporters based in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the United States set out to report on offshore tax havens. The investigative effort was put together by the Organized Crime and


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