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2011-02-18 14:46:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following are the comments of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt., chairman, Senate Subcommittee on State Department and Foreign Operations, and author of the 'Leahy Law') on attacks on protesters and journalists in the Mideast: "To a watching world, the vicious and orchestrated attacks on civilian protestors and journalists in Bahrain, Libya, Iran and elsewhere in the region are repugnant. They deserve condemnation by other governments and...

2011-01-19 13:17:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of the Second Edition of Prosecuting and Defending Health Care Fraud Cases. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090529/DC24463LOGO) Prosecuting and Defending Health Care Fraud Cases is written by two experienced litigators who guide the practitioner through difficult, and often interrelated, medical, regulatory, and law...

2010-11-19 12:11:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) applauds the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing the Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act out of committee yesterday. Sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and 17 others, the bill seeks to put an end to online content that infringes on intellectual property, such as websites pirating copyrighted material and selling counterfeit...

2010-11-19 06:15:00

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on Thursday giving the federal government new powers to crack down on foreign websites that sell counterfeit merchandise and pirated movies, music and books. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act passed by the Senate panel by a vote of 19-0, receiving support from both Democrats and Republicans.  Many outside groups, such as the music, movie and TV industries, newspapers, authors and publishers, also support the legislation....

2010-11-17 15:54:00

WASHINGTON Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who has been the Democratic co-chair of the Senate National Guard Caucus for more than a decade, has a new Republican partner. At a news conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Leahy welcomed as the caucus' new co-chair Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Graham will replace Senator Kit Bond (R-Mo.), a founding member of the caucus, who is retiring from the Senate. It is a rare leadership change for the...

2010-10-25 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the election watchdog group ProtectOurElections.org announced a $20,000 reward for any computer scientist, IT specialist or hacker who can provide definitive evidence that vote tabulation results in the 2010 midterm elections were manipulated in such a way that the results changed the legitimate winner running for federal office. The information must result in an arrest and conviction. The announcement is posted on the...

2010-09-22 12:51:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) strongly supports Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and senior Republican committee member Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for introducing the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070724/DCTU006LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070724/DCTU006LOGO) "Internet piracy is a threat on a global scale, and it...

2010-09-21 16:37:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 21), in a vote of 56 to 43, the U.S. Senate by four votes failed to muster the supermajority of 60 votes needed to end the Republican filibuster of the motion to proceed to the annual Defense Department Authorization Bill. Much of the opposition to the bill is related to a provision that would repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the current codification of discrimination against gay and lesbian personnel who serve, or...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.