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2009-06-09 15:59:00

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi today issued the following statement after Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, and Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller briefed the Democratic Caucus on their draft health care outline to reduce costs, offer a greater choice of doctors and plans, and guarantee affordable, quality health care for all Americans: "Our economic recovery and...

2009-03-12 07:30:00

Mock Draft Central wins Fantasy Sports Trade Association award for best drafting software over finalists ESPN and CBS Sports GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a Cinderella-story sequel, Mock Draft Central, LLC was again recently awarded multiple industry awards at the 2009 Fantasy Sports Trade Association Conference (FSTA: http://www.fsta.org) in Tampa, FL. After being voted Best Drafting Software at the 2008 FSTA Conference over finalist ESPN by fantasy sports industry...

2008-07-15 18:00:42

Recent investigations by the press, including a Sacramento Bee study reported in Monday's editions of The Commercial Appeal, have revealed a regrettable lowering of standards by the U.S. military in order to carry out its ill-advised mission in Iraq. The newspaper studied the civilian and military backgrounds of hundreds of troops and found an astonishing number of cases in which soldiers with questionable backgrounds, including felony arrests and serious drug, alcohol or mental health...

2008-06-27 12:02:39

Text of press release from Vienna-based Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on 27 June The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Miklos Haraszti today called on the upper chamber of Belarus's parliament not to adopt a draft law that would further restrict media freedom in the country. "Unfortunately, against expectations in and outside Belarus, this draft establishes further obstacles to the development of free media in the country," said Haraszti. On 17...

2006-08-10 15:34:06

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, which fell short in recruiting last year, made its 14th straight monthly goal in July and is expected to hit its 2006 target despite the Iraq war making recruiting harder, officials said on Thursday. Jeff Spara, in charge of Army recruiting policy, denied the Army has been making its recruiting goals by taking lower-quality volunteers who previously might have been rejected, as some experts contend. "It looks very good right now,"...

2006-07-08 18:23:35

By Allan Dowd CASTLEGAR, British Columbia (Reuters) - George McGovern, who ran for the U.S. presidency on an anti-Vietnam War platform, said on Saturday history will show Canada was right to have sheltered that era's war resisters. McGovern, who was in Canada to speak to a reunion of Vietnam War draft dodgers, said the Iraq war was also "needless and mistaken," but he said it would be presumptuous of him to say Canada should again provide haven for U.S. deserters. "I always...

2006-07-06 17:09:53

By Allan Dowd CASTLEGAR, British Columbia (Reuters) - Three decades after they fled the United States to avoid the Vietnam War, a small group of former draft dodgers gathered in Canada on Thursday, more convinced than ever that their anti-war stand was right. The start of the four-day "Our Way Home" conference in Castlegar, in southeastern British Columbia, coincided by chance with a White House meeting on Thursday between President George Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen...

2006-06-21 16:54:19

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, aiming to make its recruiting goals amid the Iraq war, raised its maximum enlistment age by another two years on Wednesday, while the Army Reserve predicted it will miss its recruiting target for a second straight year. People can now volunteer to serve in the active-duty Army or the part-time Army Reserve and National Guard up to their 42nd birthday after the move aimed at increasing the number of people eligible to sign up,...

2006-06-09 17:20:10

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, which missed its fiscal 2005 recruiting goal, hit its 12th monthly target in a row in May, heading into a pivotal summer recruiting period that officials said will determine whether it makes this year's quota. The Pentagon on Friday released military recruiting figures for May showing the active-duty Army got 5,806 recruits, topping the goal of 5,400, and the part-time Army National Guard and Army Reserve also reached their...

2006-05-10 16:15:13

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, which fell short in recruiting in fiscal 2005, met its April goal, but the Army Reserve and Army National Guard missed their targets amid persistent concern among potential recruits over the Iraq war. The Pentagon released monthly military recruiting data on Wednesday showing that the active-duty Army achieved its 11th straight monthly goal. But the part-time Army Reserve and National Guard, which both also missed their fiscal...


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