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In Illinois, Obama to plead for a unity that's eluded him

Obama's speech to the Illinois General Assembly is a homecoming rich with nostalgia, as the president retraces steps he might have walked two decades ago as a young state senator from Chicago. White House aides said Obama wanted to return to the place his career started to discuss how the U.S. Show More Summary

Straighten Up, or Stand in Fear?: Fact-Checking Georgia State Rep. Tommy Benton on the KKK's History

Last week Georgia General Assembly Representative Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson) told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the Ku Klux Klan, the white supremacist group whose barbaric lynchings underpinned many generations of terror for Southern Blacks, "made a lot of people straighten up." Rep. Show More Summary

Restoring Voting Rights for Felons in Maryland

The Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Larry Hogan's veto.

McAuliffe is 'optimistic' HOT lanes plan will survive challenge

Several bills in the Virginia General Assembly seek to block the governor's program for I-66 between the Beltway and the D.C. line.

The Latest: Maryland General Assembly overrides veto

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on one Maryland lawmaker casting votes on a bill in two chambers during an effort to override a veto of a measure allowing felons to vote while on probation or parole as (all times local): The Maryland...Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Ford Increases Mexico Production, Volkswagen to Offer ‘Generous’ Compensation to US Diesel Car Owners

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Ford is ramping up car production in Mexico. The automaker is building a new assembly plant in the country and plans to add 500,000 units to its annual production there, more than doubling its 2015 capacity. Show More Summary

2016 Draft Prospect vs. NBA Player: Ben Simmons or Karl-Anthony Towns?

Imagine every college prospect and NBA player gets thrown into a pool for one big draft. General managers looking for a star to build their franchise around could have a lot to think about when assembling their big boards. Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Karl-Anthony Towns—last year's No. Show More Summary

Virginia Legislators Look to Tax Breaks and Barrier-Busting to Boost Renewable Energy

The orchestrated mayhem of the Virginia General Assembly session is well underway. Weeks have passed and not much time remains until what’s known as “Crossover,” after which any bill that hasn’t passed its own chamber is effectively dead. read more

General Assembly's Co-Founder on His Company's Biggest Expansion Mistake

One year after launching, General Assembly opened up a campus in Germany. Co-founderBrad Hargreavesexplainswhy it was a big mistake, and what other entrepreneurs canlearn from it.

United Nations: 1952

March 18, 1952. "United Nations Secretariat and General Assembly from Welfare Island, East River." 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

GA: DeKalb Concerned About MARTA Expansion Tax

Feb. 02--DeKalb County's leaders have long supported proposals to expand MARTA eastward along Interstate 20 to Stonecrest Mall. But the latest $8 billion MARTA measure being discussed by the Georgia General Assembly causes some problems fo

Decatur To Push For Senior Tax Relief This Legislative Session; Promises To Revisit Annexation Later This Year

  The City of Decatur sent out this note to press – and me! – this morning… The City of Decatur’s primary interest during the 2016 Georgia General Assembly session is to support the passage of homestead exemption legislation amending and creating tax relief for our resident homeowners, particularly for seniors.  Mayor Patti Garrett said, […]

40+ Superb Soups Made With This Year's Hottest Ingredient

If you've noticed a major uptick in the use of the word pulses as of late, it's no coincidence. Earlier this year, the UN General Assembly declared 2016 the international year of pulses as a way to spotlight this humble, healthy food group. Show More Summary

General Assembly's Recognition of the Human Right to Sanitation Should Prompt Action In Haiti

Co-authored with Sienna Merope-Synge Last month, the UN General Assembly took an important step forward in promoting access to adequate sanitation, unanimously adopting Resolution 70/169 recognizing the right to sanitation as a distinct...Show More Summary

Obama to address Illinois General Assembly next month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is returning to Springfield, Illinois, the place where his political career began, to mark the ninth anniversary of his entrance into the 2008 presidential race. Obama announced in Springfield in February 2007 that he was running for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

Obama to address Illinois lawmakers in Springfield next month

President Barack Obama will return to his old stomping grounds Feb. 10 and deliver an address to the Illinois General Assembly. Obama will talk about "what we can do, together, to build a better politics — one that reflects our better selves," according to a travel advisory from the White House....

Obama to address Illinois lawmakers in Springfield next month

President Barack Obama will return to his old stomping grounds Feb. 10 and deliver an address to the Illinois General Assembly. Obama will talk about "what we can do, together, to build a better politics — one that reflects our better selves," according to a travel advisory from the White House....

A Crystal Ball for Global Development: What Will Happen in 2016?

True to hopes, 2015 was a landmark year for global development. Two decades of talks yielded an ambitious, universal agreement to fight climate change and the UN General Assembly defined the next 15 years of development targets with the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and agreed to a framework for financing them. Show More Summary

Þingvellir Church in Þingvellir, Iceland

Tucked away in Þingvellir National Park, Southern Iceland is a small church. By its anglicized name, "Thingvellier," this breathtaking location was where the Althing parliamentary general assembly met between 930 BCE and 1798. It has...Show More Summary

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