2016 Marks Three Consecutive Years Of Record Warmth For The Globe

2016 Marks Three Consecutive Years Of Record Warmth For The Globe

Washington, DC…With a boost from El Nino, 2016 began with a bang. For eight consecutive months, January to August, the globe experienced record warm heat. With this as a catalyst, the 2016 globally averaged surface temperature ended as the highest since record keeping began in 1880, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental […]

Study Finds There May Be A Blessing In The Curse

Study Finds There May Be A Blessing In The Curse

Cambridge, UK…It’s long been associated with anger and coarseness but profanity can have another, more positive connotation. Psychologists have learned that people who frequently curse are being more honest. Writing in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science a team of researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Hong Kong report that people […]

Chelsea Manning’s Sentence Commuted By President Obama, 273 Pardons & Commutations So Far

Chelsea Manning’s Sentence Commuted By President Obama, 273 Pardons & Commutations So Far

Washington, DC…On January 17, 2017, the Obama administration announced that Manning would be freed on May 17, 2017, under a commutation of her sentence granted by President Obama. The following is the statement from the White House on The President’s pardons and commutations so far. “Today, 273 individuals learned that the President has given them […]

Schedule of Events For Presidential Inauguration Starting January 19th

Schedule of Events For Presidential Inauguration Starting January 19th

Washington, DC…The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) released the schedule of official events for the 58th Presidential Inauguration. The official portion of the inaugural will begin with the President-elect and Vice President-elect laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery, continue with a welcome concert on Thursday, January 19th, and end with the National Prayer Service on […]

President Obama’s Last Weekly Address: The Honor of Serving You as President

President Obama’s Last Weekly Address: The Honor of Serving You as President

Washington, DC…This week, I traveled to Chicago to deliver my final farewell address to the nation, following in the tradition of Presidents before me. It was an opportunity to say thank you. Whether we’ve seen eye-to-eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the American people – in living rooms and schools; at […]

Justice Department Announces Findings Of Investigation Into Chicago Police Department

Justice Department Announces Findings Of Investigation Into Chicago Police Department

Washington, DC…The Justice Department announced today that it has found reasonable cause to believe that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) engages in a pattern or practice of using force, including deadly force, in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. The department found that CPD officers’ practices unnecessarily endanger themselves and result in unnecessary […]

Runner Responds To Governor Brown’s January Budget

Runner Responds To Governor Brown’s January Budget

Sacramento, CA…Board of Equalization Member George Runner today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2017-18 January budget proposal: “The governor’s continued call for fiscal restraint makes sense. The state is still vulnerable to the boom-and-bust dangers of the past, especially since California voters chose to extend tax increases on high-income earners. […]

Governor Brown Proposes 2017-18 State Budget

Governor Brown Proposes 2017-18 State Budget

Sacramento, CA…Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proposed a balanced state budget that eliminates a projected $2 billion deficit and bolsters the state’s Rainy Day Fund while continuing to invest in education, health care expansion and other core programs. In a letter to the Legislature, the Governor explained that while this year’s budget “protects our […]

President-Elect Donald J. Trump Nominates Dr. David Shulkin As Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

President-Elect Donald J. Trump Nominates Dr. David Shulkin As Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

New York, NY… President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intention to nominate Dr. David J. Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. As the current Undersecretary for Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Shulkin leads the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system, currently serving 8.76 million veterans every year at over 1,700 locations. Dr. Shulkin […]

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