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2011-08-03 16:28:00

Secretaries Chair the Bipartisan Policy Center's Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative Olympic Medalist Derek Parra, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, and Oquirrh Recreation and Parks District Director Brent Sheets to Highlight Programs that Encourage Physical Activity in the Community WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All Americans deserve the opportunity to engage in safe, accessible physical activity, whether during work, school, or recreational time....

2011-07-21 17:15:00

Former Secretaries co-chair the Bipartisan Policy Center's Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by former Secretaries of Agriculture Dan Glickman and Ann M. Veneman and former Secretaries of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt and Donna E. Shalala, Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative, following the announcement by First Lady Michelle Obama and the...

2011-07-12 18:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an op-ed in The Hill today, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Senior Fellow General Jim Jones (ret.) said that U.S. troop increases in Afghanistan have positively impacted the country's stability, but that long-term progress will require Afghans to take more responsibility for their own nation. With the death of Osama Bin Laden and the decline of al Qaeda's operational success, Jones says much of what the United States had hoped to...

2011-06-24 12:38:00

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a POLITICO op-ed today, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) touted the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Save-as-you-Go (SAVEGO) budget enforcement process. "To achieve long-term debt stabilization, we must enact a mechanism that would force Congress into a fiscal straitjacket and require savings each year. 'Save As You Go,' or SAVEGO, is just that mechanism." Noting that "the path of least political resistance is to keep revenues low while...

2011-06-16 15:47:00

Recommendations call for a performance-based, mode-neutral system; consolidation of existing transportation programs; and effective leveraging of the federal dollar WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing that continued underinvestment in transportation has "run headlong into a political and fiscal environment in which expanding federal expenditures for any purpose is increasingly difficult to discuss," the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) National Transportation...

2011-06-08 17:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Commerce Department released a report by its Internet Policy Task Force on improving the cyber security of information technology services that use the Internet. The report concentrates on information technology that provides a wide variety of online services to the public, but which is not considered so essential that it should be considered part of the nation's critical infrastructure. Rob Strayer, Director of the...

2011-06-03 14:36:00

The Nutrition Initiative is led by former Secretaries of Agriculture Dan Glickman and Ann M. Veneman and former Secretaries of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt and Donna E. Shalala WASHINGTON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center is pleased to announce that Bruce Knight and Robin Schepper have joined its new Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative as Senior Advisors. The Initiative was launched in March and is led by former Secretaries of...

2011-06-01 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Health Project will release a new report on the role of health information technology (IT) in delivery system, payment and insurance reforms this Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. in Washington, D.C. Health Project co-chairs and former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist will be at the event to announce the BPC's new Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health IT, followed by...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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