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2014-07-15 20:20:13

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - made the following statement today regarding the passage of a short-term patch to the Highway Trust Fund in the U.S. House: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91600LOGO While America should be relieved that Congress appears to be moving to prevent a complete collapse of the Highway Trust Fund next month, law-makers have...

2014-07-15 12:29:19

Society Joins Coalition of More than 90 Organizations in Calling on Congress to Stop Cuts to Federal Health Programs that Keep Americans Healthy and Safe WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today and supported by the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional organization dedicated to the causes and treatments of blood disorders, details the dire consequences of recent deep budget cuts to federal health programs,...

2014-07-15 08:36:27

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 14 groups representing free-market advocates opposed to Internet regulation, filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), calling on the Commission to delay any effort to issue "Network Neutrality" regulations until Congress has provided the agency clear authority to do so. The groups argue that because the Internet services market is competitive, thriving, and serving consumers well, the FCC must not "step into...

2014-07-15 08:28:20

Dr. Mark Rogers appointed Board Chairman WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (RUF), an independent not-for-profit organization created by Congress for the purpose of advancing regulatory science critical to helping the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accomplish its mission, today announced that Mark C. Rogers, M.D., M.B.A., has been elected as Chairman of the RUF Board of Directors. "It's an honor to welcome a physician,...

2014-07-14 23:09:47

Dynavistics was both a participant and an exhibitor in the National Association of Credit Management’s (NACM’s) 118th Credit Congress and Expo in Orlando, FL. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 NACM’s 118th credit congress offered valuable knowledge from industry professionals, and the exposition allowed for products to be demonstrated to hundreds of potential clients. Over 800 different national and international companies represented themselves at this year’s expo, and the...

2014-07-14 08:21:44

WICKENBURG, Ariz., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mining Global, Inc. (OTC Pink: YTRV) announced today that it has released the assay results from the ore it recently processed from the Congress Mine contract. The Company successfully processed approximately 70 tons of ore in the last week out of which it has claimed nearly seven ounces of gold weight. This corresponds with assay results indicating from 0.05 to 0.1 ounces of gold per ton. "After a hard week's work, this test will be...

2014-07-11 16:22:39

ATLANTA, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amy Kremer, former Chairman of Tea Party Express and co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, has announced her endorsement of Clint Didier for Congress in Washington's 4(th) District. "Amy Kremer is the embodiment of the grassroots, tea party movement, and I am so honored to have her full support," said Didier. "She represents everything that my campaign is about - giving power back to the people, and not the professional politicians."...

2014-07-10 23:09:30

According to a new survey by The Senior Citizens League an overwhelming majority of seniors oppose two Medicare changes that are among the most widely - discussed reforms in Congress. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 An overwhelming majority of seniors oppose two Medicare changes that are among the most widely - discussed reforms in Congress, according to a new survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Eighty one percent of seniors strongly oppose a proposal that would impose a...

2014-07-10 16:25:16

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congress of California Seniors, representing organizations serving hundreds of thousands of Californians, announced its endorsement of Proposition 46 today, joining proponent Bob Pack and a broad coalition of consumer groups, health care professionals, and victims of medical negligence and prescription drug abuse. "For four decades, the justice system has discriminated against California's seniors when they try to hold...

2014-07-09 12:22:54

Their Message to Congress: "Use Your Power to Clean up our Power" WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 200 moms and their kids are holding a unique "Play-in for Climate Action," on Capitol Hill today, a family-friendly protest against the air pollution causing dangerous climate change. The event features children at play, a press conference joined by U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-CA., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI., and a march to deliver a message from families...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'