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Obama to Rename Africa Program for Mandela
Sunday, July 27, 2014 9:29 PM
The White House says a program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed to honor former South African President Nelson Mandela. President Obama is set to announce the name change at a town hall-style event on Monday in Washington with hundreds of young people from sub-Saharan Africa. The youngsters are participating in the inaugural Washington Fellowship ...
Eye on the Market: with David O. England
Saturday, July 26, 2014 7:00 AM
Report Card Time III Today, I will answer your questions on if the market is getting close to a sell signal, using my long-term Rip Van Winkle trading system. This system is highly effective at giving profitable trading (buy and sell) signals. Again, nothing is 100 percent accurate. Let’s take a look at a 20-year monthly chart of the S&P 500 and see if my system is giving ...
Little Sunlight as Obama Raises Super PAC Dollars
Friday, July 25, 2014 12:09 PM
For years President Barack Obama railed against unlimited spending in American political campaigns. He argued that voters were being shut out of a secretive, unaccountable system. Now, as Obama enthusiastically raises money for Democratic super PACs, he's embracing some of the same secretive elements of that system. That's drawing charges of hypocrisy from good-governance advocates who say ...
US Weighs Refugee Status for Honduran Youth
Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:55 PM
The Obama administration is considering giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. border. Senior White House officials caution that no final decision on the matter has been made and say the proposal is among a range of ideas the White House is considering. The United Nations has been pushing ...
FDA Warns of Drug Recall by Texas Firm
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:49 PM
The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to risks of contamination. The agency says FDA inspectors recently uncovered unsanitary conditions at Unique Pharmaceuticals' plant in Temple, Texas. The inspections revealed production problems in several lots of drugs that were supposed to be sterile. The company is now ...
McConnell, Paul, Whitfield Pleased with DOE Action
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:55 PM
Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul and Congressman Ed Whitfield today released the following statement regarding the Department of Energy announcing its award for cleanup at the Paducah site – otherwise known as the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. “Last year we fought hard to secure funding for the deactivation of the gaseous diffusion plant and ...
Appeals Courts Rule Differently on Health Care Law
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:40 PM
UPDATED STORY: There's another legal battle involving President Barack Obama's health care law. Two federal appeals courts today have issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue. The rulings came within hours of each other. A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people pay their premiums. The court ...
Report: Retaliation For Complaints Common at VA
Monday, July 21, 2014 3:00 PM
A report by a private government watchdog says medical professionals across the country have pointed out problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, only to suffer retaliation from supervisors and other high-ranking officials. The report says a pharmacy supervisor in California was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients. In ...
Obama Gives Protection to Gay, Transgender Workers
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:11 PM
Gay and transgender people who work for the federal government and its contracting agencies now have some new employment protections. President Barack Obama amended two executive orders, to ban discrimination against those workers. He said it's unacceptable that being gay is still a firing offense in most places in the United States. The fight over a gay discrimination ban for private ...
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