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
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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...)

After 75 Years, Amelia Earhart’s Plane May Soon Be Found

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer Will the world soon know for certain what happened to famed 1930s American aviator and women’s rights pioneer Amelia Earhart? A nonprofit foundation specializing in aviation archaeology and historic preservation believes it knows where to find the wreckage of the plane in which she (more...)

President Obama on Trafficking in Persons

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 15, 2012 Statement by the President on the Meeting of the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Nearly one hundred and fifty years ago, in issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln reaffirmed the commitment of the United States (more...)

Casting Estonian Nets In Boston Harbor

The annual Boston Seafood Show will feature a little Baltic flavoring this year. The Estonian Fishery Association is attending the show this year in the hopes of increasing U.S. interest in the country’s national fish, the Baltic herring and sprats, which are not well-known in the states. The (more...)

Hattie Caraway: First Woman Elected to U.S. Senate

In the first half of the 20th century, American women made breakthroughs in fields outside their traditional roles as wives and mothers. One was Hattie Caraway (1878–1950), the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. Her husband, Thaddeus, had been a senator from Arkansas for 11 years, (more...)

Free Text Messages for Healthier Mothers and Babies

Russian women now have access to free health advice delivered as cell phone text messages, thanks to a new initiative announced at Russia's Kulakov Center in Moscow.  Text4baby Russia, called "SMSmame"  (MOM-yeh) in Russian, hopes to reach 100,000 pregnant women and new mothers with critical information about (more...)

Meritorious Unit Citation Ceremony In Philadelphia

Old Historic Fort Mifflin – A National Guard Engineer Company, from Philadelphia , will be awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation during a 1:00pm March 11 2012 ceremony at Old Historic Fort Mifflin. Charlie Company, 103rd Engineer Battalion is being presented this award in recognition of their soldiers’ actions (more...)

Before Occupy Movement, the Poor People’s Campaign

By Mark Trainer Staff Writer Since protesters began Occupy Wall Street in New York’s Zuccotti Park in September 2011, the Occupy movement has spread across the United States, inflaming passions among both supporters and critics. However Americans feel about Occupy, the loosely knit organization has succeeded in highlighting (more...)

Valentine’s Day in the US

By Mary-Katherine Ream Staff Writer A current of excited energy collects in the air as hands clutching bouquets of red roses and pink greeting cards rush by. It’s February 14th, Valentine’s Day in the United States, a day devoted to love. Americans celebrate the holiday in a variety of ways, though (more...)

Welfare Drug Testing: Is It Necessary Or Not?

The drug testing for welfare recipients program was signed into law last year and has begun as a pilot program in Schuylkill County . It could pave the way for a statewide program this summer in Pennsylvania, if it proves cost effective. The cost-benefit aspect is one Pennsylvania (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...)

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...)

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