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2014-01-23 08:22:15

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new ad produced by Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) blasts Congress for failing to address the nation's dangerous $17 trillion debt and instead cutting pensions for military retirees. The 30-second ad--totaling $665,616 and running on statewide TV and radio in Arkansas for three weeks--is entitled "Priorities" and praises Rep. Tom Cotton (AR-4) for his principled stand in voting against the budget. Rep. Cotton, an Army...

2014-01-17 16:23:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America applauds Congress for enacting the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, H.R. 3547, which provides funding for vital lupus research and education programs. While the legislation provides good news for the fight against lupus, the omnibus bill only partially restores National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds that were previously cut from federal budgets through the automatic spending reductions known as...

2014-01-16 23:03:36

International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) and the European Knee Associates (EKA) bring together the global orthopaedic community for the first-ever worldwide congress dedicated to joint arthroplasty, The World Arthroplasty Congress, 16-18 April 2015 in Paris, France. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Fulfilling the need for enhanced global education in orthopaedics, the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) and the European Knee Associates (EKA) will...

2014-01-16 20:22:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support stemming from the efforts of Alzheimer's Association advocates was passed swiftly by Congress today. The Alzheimer's Association commends the bipartisan work of our elected officials to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority. Congress has been engaged in addressing Alzheimer's over the last several years, having...

2014-01-15 20:20:09

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has released its 2013 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting issues and concerns to agency and government officials. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The report released Wednesday is based on the panel's 2013 fact-finding and quarterly public meetings;...

2014-01-13 23:25:17

Recently identified by the World Women Leadership Congress (WWLCA) as an outstanding leader committed to making a genuine difference through her passionate contribution of distinct innovations and initiatives, Mel Lim will be celebrated with other honorees at the World Women Leadership Congress and Award held February 14, 15, 2014 at TAJ Lands End, Mumbai (India). San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 The New Year is off to a praiseworthy start for design and thought leader Mel Lim of...

2014-01-10 16:22:46

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association urges members of Congress to move quickly to pass the Trade Priorities Act (TPA) of 2014 that was introduced yesterday by Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Dave Camp (R-MI). The bill outlines key objectives and requirements aimed at helping Congress and the Executive Branch to work together to advance trade agreements that will create jobs for American...

2014-01-09 20:22:13

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) today welcomes the introduction of the bipartisan updated Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation and urged Congress and the Administration to move the legislation forward quickly. "The Corn Refiners Association applauds the efforts of Senators Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch and Congressman Dave Camp and their staffs for their hard work in creating the updated TPA legislation," said John W. Bode,...

2014-01-09 12:26:43

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move that brings Congress one step closer to allowing veterinarians the complete ability to provide care to their animal patients beyond their clinics, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) praised the U.S. Senate today for its passage of the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (S. 1171). Sponsored by Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Angus King (I-Maine), this commonsense legislation will give veterinarians who...

2014-01-07 12:25:37

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The federal credit for increasing research activities is one of the most valuable tax benefits for businesses located in the United States. Despite its value to American business, the credit is not a permanent part of the Internal Revenue Code. Instead, Congress has extended the credit in one or two year increments over a dozen times since it was first authorized in 1981. The recent change of the calendar year marked the ninth time that the credit...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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