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2010-11-01 07:59:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Several recent polls have shown how few people are well-informed on important subjects. In fact, recent Harris Polls have shown how few people know what is in the health care reform bill, commonly called Obamacare by its critics. Now, a new Harris Poll shows how many people do not know enough about major leaders in Washington to have opinions about them. Majorities of Americans do not know enough to have opinions about Defense Secretary Robert...

2010-10-19 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Foreign Affairs latest issue looks, through the eyes of such luminaries as Hillary Clinton, Eric Schmidt, Richard Haass, and Roger Altman, at the trends and challenges that will shape the future and how the how the global role of the United States will be transformed. The issue's contributors reach some startling conclusions about a range of trends, including the widening chasm between China and the United States, the "fertility implosion" that will...

2010-07-26 05:05:00

WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Well-respected Los Angeles developer Sonny Astani unleashes a hard-hitting ad campaign this week. The campaign takes issue with the way the world of commercial financing has reshaped itself in the wake of a weakened economy and poor decision-making on the part of the FDIC. Even more specifically the manner in which companies like Starwood Capital, TPG Capital, Perry Capital and WLR LeFrak have taken advantage of the FDIC's takeover of failed...

2010-07-07 03:58:00

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Dissatisfaction with the state of the country continues to grow, as does some disenchantment with the President and Congress. Because of this, it is not surprising at all that Americans have negative opinions of how members of the Cabinet and other political leaders in Washington are performing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO) Secretary of State Hillary...

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2010-03-18 06:45:00

New proposed cybersecurity legislation, designed to help the government police the Internet while easing concerns some in the tech community had about an earlier version of the bill, was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday. The Rockefeller-Snowe Cybersecurity Act, which was co-sponsored by West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller and Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, "provides a framework for engagement and collaboration between the private sector and government on cybersecurity, while protecting...

2010-01-11 10:35:00

Edwin Torres Named as Associate Director responsible for New York City Grant Making NEW YORK, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Rockefeller Foundation announced the opening of its 2010 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund competition. The fund, established in 2007, annually awards $2.5 million in grants - ranging between $50,000 and $250,000 - to spur and support cultural innovation in New York City's creative sector, a vital economic engine. Today's announcement comes...

2009-12-08 09:16:00

Robert Bragg to Lead Private Charitable Fundraising for Institute MORGANTOWN, W.V., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) announced that Robert Bragg has been hired to serve as its new development director. Bragg will be responsible for raising private charitable contributions in support of BRNI's research in memory disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke and traumatic brain injuries, as well as other outreach and education...

2009-12-08 09:54:00

This one-of-a-kind, national forum allows Americans across the country to discuss concerns about U.S.-China relations with the Obama administration and leading specialists. WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As COP15 gets underway, the National Committee on United States-China Relations is hosting the third annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, providing cities across the U.S. access to experts on issues of most concern. The event comprises a national...

2009-11-24 09:08:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 12, an assortment of representatives from the worlds of publishing, journalism, new media, finance, micro-finance, philanthropy, and NGOs gathered at the Synergos Institute's offices atop the NY Life building to celebrate the release of Enough to Go Around - Searching for Hope in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Darfur, the new title by documentary filmmaker and photojournalist Chip Duncan, published by SelectBooks, Inc. The event was well...

2009-09-25 00:11:52

Senior U.S. government officials said the Group of 20 nations will eclipse the Group of 8 as the official forum for international economic policy decisions. Officials said President Barack Obama will make an announcement Friday that the elite eight -- Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States -- that was formed in 1975 will continue to meet, but only to discuss international security matters, The New York Times reported late Thursday. But economic...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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