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2010-02-11 13:31:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite two storms that crippled the Capital District, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation's first and largest non-partisan, nonprofit organization representing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, pushed through the snow and have been triumphant during their annual Storm the Hill week. See the inspiring photo and video content from the week here (http://stormthehill2010.tumblr.com/tagged/bestof). IAVA Founder and...

2010-02-05 07:00:00

Wounded Veterans Face Growing Backlog, Lengthy Waits for Benefits NEW YORK, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation's first and largest non-partisan, nonprofit organization representing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, released a revealing new report highlighting the countless bureaucratic roadblocks, lengthy waits for care, and complicated disability systems facing wounded veterans. Red Tape: Veterans Fight New...

2010-02-04 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation's first and largest non-partisan organization representing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, released its 2010 Legislative Agenda, a roadmap for Congress to address new veterans' issues in the coming year. The agenda describes the issues IAVA will bring to Congress during its annual Storm the Hill trip in Washington, D.C. from February 6th - 12th. "As troops come home from...

2010-01-21 18:18:00

Poll finds 56% of all Americans and 58% of those 18-29 years old say abortion 'morally wrong' NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout the United States, a new survey shows a strong majority of Americans believe abortion to be "morally wrong." "Millennials" (those 18-29) consider abortion to be "morally wrong" even more (58%) than Baby Boomers (those 45-64)...

2010-01-17 09:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citizen-reporting platform Ushahidi has gained international renown this week for its innovative contribution to information-gathering in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti. Now, Ushahidi, in partnership with U.S. Department of State and others, has introduced an SMS shortcode for subscribers on the DigiCell network in Haiti to send text messages free of charge. The shortcode makes it even faster and easier for eyewitnesses to report...

2009-12-03 11:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Omidyar Network announced today a $1.4M grant to Ushahidi over two and a half years. The funding will enable Ushahidi to establish a hub in Kenya, scale its crowdsourcing platform, and develop verification technology. Stephen King, Director, Investments, who leads Omidyar Network's international government transparency and social media investments, will also join Ushahidi's board. Formerly Chief Executive with the BBC World...

2009-11-23 09:37:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representative Patrick J. Kennedy's support for women's reproductive justice is strong - and he stands in solidarity with Catholics across the United States. He is one of many Catholic politicians who stand by both the courage of their convictions and their consciences to support women's reproductive choices. Bishop Thomas Tobin's recent statement that Representative Kennedy (D-Rhode Island) should not take Communion puts Bishop Tobin in the...

2009-11-20 17:11:00

CCHD Still in Denial as Nov. 22 Collection Approaches WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The following is a joint release of American Life League, Human Life International and Bellarmine Veritas Ministry: As thousands of Catholic parishes across the country prepare for the annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development collection Nov. 22, shocking new developments have launched a groundswell of protest from Catholics around the country. A coalition including American Life...

2009-11-19 12:35:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Senate Democrats introduced a new Senate version of health care reform that includes government funding for elective abortion. The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" authorizes the Secretary to include elective abortion in the public option and subsidize health plans in the government run exchange that cover elective abortion. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made...

2009-11-18 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Constitution Center Board of Trustees announced today that it has appointed David Eisner, former Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, to serve as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center. Eisner succeeds Linda E. Johnson, a member of the Center's Board of Trustees, who has served as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer since the Board began its national search...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.