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For Veterans Day Next Year: Let's Stay Out of Unnecessary Foreign Wars

Another Veterans Day, another celebration of those who served in America's military. The holiday began as Armistice Day after World War I, marking the end of that horrific conflict. In 1954 Congress renamed the day to honor all of America's military personnel. Memorial Day typically is more somber, since it commemorates those who died while serving. Show More Summary

GOP Threatens To Disrupt Obama's Climate Agenda At Paris Summit

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress are threatening to disrupt a key piece of President Barack Obama's pledge to combat global warming, just days before world leaders begin climate negotiations in Paris. Obama, with teams of advisers...Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors Tip Return of MicroSD Slot

Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors abound ahead of a likely reveal at Mobile World Congress 2016.

Galaxy S7 Edge Display Rumored To Curve On All Sides

Mobile World Congress 2016 takes place in February next year and it’s expected that in line with tradition Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge just one day before the convention kicks off. Samsung is believed to continue...Show More Summary

Members Of Congress Now Involved In Gender Equity Push At FIFA

WASHINGTON -- It's crunch time at FIFA: A reform committee is meeting Friday in Zurich, Switzerland, to decide what changes to recommend for world soccer's governing body in the wake of a stunning corruption scandal. Dozens of professional...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans Just Promised To Undermine The Paris Climate Negotiations

"I think it's very important that Congress acts first and says, to the world, 'Let's be clear, we will not appropriate that kind of money.'" The post Senate Republicans Just Promised To Undermine The Paris Climate Negotiations appeared first on ThinkProgress.

GSMA Launches Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016

This week, the GSMA outlined the first details of the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai. The details shared include confirmed exhibitors and sponsors, as well as a range of programs and activities taking place at the annual mobile industry event. Under the theme ‘Mobile Is Me’, Mobile World Congress Shanghai will be held 29 […]

Tom DeLay: Obama’s A ‘Coward’ Who ‘Surrendered To ISIS’

Too bad we can’t have a President DeLay to bomb the rest of the world. “We have a president that is feckless, that is incompetent, that has no idea what he’s doing,” DeLay declared, “and Congress has to say it, Congress has to stand up.” “If I was there,” he continued, “I would suspend all [...]

#IFC2015: Viral Fundraising Campaigns One Year Later: What Can We Learn?

Prepping for our Big Room Session at IFC After keynoting during a plenary session 2014, I was thrilled to be invited back to the IFC (International Fundraising Congress), a conference for fundraisers from around the world to facilitate...Show More Summary

Nuclear power must be a part of greener future

Climate scientists want the world to use more nuclear energy to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, yet America's nuclear sector is withering. Unless Congress acts to encourage next-generation nuclear technology, the United States will be relegated to second-tier status when it comes to the development...

Iran to Refuse Nuclear Deal Fulfillment if US Imposes New Sanctions

Iran will not fulfill agreements reached with the six world powers on its nuclear program if the US Congress introduces new sanctions against Tehran.

Philadelphia Named First World Heritage City in the U.S.

Photo via Richard Ricciardi Philly can add another "first" to its long-running bragging rights list: The city of became the first World Heritage City in the U.S. on Friday evening. The announcement came after the XIII World Congress of...

Saddam was just a ‘neighborhood bully,’ Netanyahu says– 13 years after saying Saddam threatened ‘security of our entire world

In speech to American Enterprise Institute last night, Benjamin Netanyahu said that Saddam was a "neighborhood bully" who had only "regional" effects, not "wedded to a larger goal." But in 2002 he testified to Congress that Saddam put "our entire world at risk."

America Got Her Name From this 1507 Map

The first time America was called America. (All Images from The Library of Congress) The Universalis Cosmographia, a 1507 cartographic exploration of the known world, depicted the New World as two entirely separate continents. This was...Show More Summary

Meatless Monday: World Pasta Congress Puts Pasta Back on the Table

Pasta is not your bad boyfriend. The food we love loves us back according to a global group of scientists at last week's World Pasta Congress. Organized by Oldways, the International Pasta Organisation and AIDEPI, the congress takes place every five years. Show More Summary

Obama and Netanyahu urged to revive relationship, but can they get along?

In full-page U.S. newspaper ads this week, the World Jewish Congress implored Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama to “reinvigorate the U.S.-Israeli relationship” when they meet Monday at the White House for the first time in a year. Translation: Can you guys start getting...

Writer-activist Kevin Powell says his new memoir tells 'a human story'

An original member of the popular MTV reality show "The Real World" and a two-time candidate for Congress, writer and activist Kevin Powell is no stranger to controversy. Throughout his 49 years of life, he's been painted an angry black man, a woman beater and a thug. But in his new memoir, "The...

What the World Congress of Families tells us about the global ‘pro-family’ movement

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The World Congress of Families — an organization that hosts an annual global gathering of “pro-family” advocates — brought together more than 3,300 people in Salt Lake City last week. The summit included authors and counselors focused on strengthening marriages as well as academics...

Robb confident TPP will pass Congress

Trade minister expects world's largest regional trade agreement to clear the US Congress.

World Congress of Families attendee explains how U.S.-based groups spread homophobia in Africa

Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz When Pastor Rafael Cruz (father of GOP presidential contender and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz) was quoted last week saying that the "next thing" on the LGBT agenda is "to try to legalize pedophiles," he was attending a little-known conference called the World Congress of Families, held in Salt Lake City this year. Show More Summary

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