In Thursday and Friday posts at the "Politico 44: A Living Diary of the Obama Presidency," Jennifer Epstein relayed the announcement that President Barack Obama has nominated Victoria Nuland as the next assistant secretary of state for...Show More Summary
Mon 03 Jun "What you are about to see is illegal in 47 states..." Grizzled actor Warren Oates (Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia) stars in this 1974 tale of an...
The dramatic recreation of the rebel artist’s 81 days in detention at the hands of the Chinese government is about how an authoritarian state maintains tenuous control over the thoughts and behavior of its citizens.
And to put it in practical terms, here's a quote from Jonathan E. Chapman, executive director of the Louisiana Primary Care Association: “If the breadwinner in a family of four works full time at a job that pays $14 an hour and the family has no other income, he or she will be eligible for insurance subsidies. Show More Summary
Magnitude Ml 3.7Region NORTHERN CALIFORNIADate time 2013-05-25 18:43:02.8 UTCLocation 40.17 N ; 121.06 WDepth 1 kmDistances 9 km W of Greenville, United States / pop: 1,129 / local time: 11:43:02.8 2013-05-25
Governor Paul LePage doesn’t like that he can’t place a television with his messages on it in a public space controlled by the legislature. The squabble stems from LePage’s placement of a television in the hallway outside his State House office, an area that’s under the control of legislative leadership. The TV was showing a [...]
This post on what each state should have as its state bird is much funnier and more worth reading than you’d expect.
How can you best help in a disaster? Donating: Send money. Do not send clothes or supplies. Check with state or local government for lists of donation needs. For Oklahoma, start with the State of Oklahoma donation page. Volunteering: Don’t go there to volunteer until you find an organization that has a specific need for you. [...]
.The United States of America including Wisconsin and Washington D.C. are a state party of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. Show More Summary
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's characteristic stubbornness, hitherto used primarily to ensure discrimination against the Latino members of her own state, was on full display Friday for a jaw-dropping cause: Medicaid.
Morgantown, WV – Two girls have been charged with the grisly death of an honor student, a classmate at University High School who was presumed missing until her body was found several months later in another state. The community never truly believed 16-year-old Skylar Neese was a runaway. The straight-A student just disappeared one night [...]Show More Summary
At the beginning of April, a subadult Loggerhead named Hilary was rescued at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo. She was found floating on the surface extremely lethargic and slightly emaciated. When she was stable enough to be put … Continue reading ?
The Illinois House of Representatives on Friday voted overwhelmingly to allow residents to carry concealed guns, taking the state one step closer to joining all others in allowing some form of carrying guns in public.Illinois is the only state in the nation to ban most people from carrying a concealed gun outside the home. Show More Summary
Juan Cole, one of the most astute commentators on Middle East issues, has posted some photos from the Iraq Museum. These are indeed breathtaking artifacts, and it is good to see them well-displayed, in galleries that the State Department together with others helped restore. Show More Summary
With major players pulling out of California's state insurance exchange, is Wellpoint poised to capitalize in a big way?
A portion of a Siliconera interview with Kazuki Morishita, CEO... S: Will GungHo Online Entertainment America publish Grasshopper Manufacture’s titles in the future? KM: Generally speaking, yes. As these games come from the GungHo brand it makes sense that GungHo Online Entertainment America releases these titles. Show More Summary
A Long Island dockworker recently won $26.5 million courtesy of the New York state lottery. Not surprisingly, he immediately decided to quit his job. Brentwood resident Fidencio Argueta bid farewell to the docks after discovering that his Quick-Pick numbers had netted him several million dollars. The 60-year-old told the New York Post that he felt [...]Show More Summary
We here in New York City (and in much of the northeastern United States) are dealing with a pretty major...
Someone has made a big mistake. We don't know yet, though, who the mistaken party actually is. A few commentators are gleefully proclaiming that Obamacare has received good news from the state of California. They note that rates recently...Show More Summary
Last week, the Department of Energy authorized the Freeport LNG project to export gas to countries that don't have free-trade agreements with the United States. The project -- a $10 billion plant in Quintana Island, Texas, partly owned...Show More Summary