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2011-11-06 08:00:00

Op-ed Reveals Startling New Statistics New York, NY (PRWEB) November 06, 2011 Brian F. Martin, founder and Chairman of The Makers of Memories Foundation, co-wrote an op-ed in The Hill last week focused on the damaging effects of domestic violence on children. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), joined Martin in writing the piece, which was inspired by Octoberâs Congressional Briefing regarding the issue. At the briefing, Conyers called for an oversight hearing to assess what can and...

2011-08-10 09:15:00

WASHINGTON and DETROIT, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert Weiner, a former Clinton White House spokesman and communications director for House Government Operations Committee under Rep. John Conyers, and Senior Political Analyst at Robert Weiner Associates John Horton argue that the goal of both progressives and the Congressional Black Caucus is to "make Obama better," not replace him in either the Democratic primaries or general election. "However, to assure that happens, he...

2011-05-04 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Republican and Democrat members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet came together on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, to ask critical questions of ICANN during the "ICANN Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Oversight Hearing." Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC), and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) especially...

2009-09-09 13:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Open Book Alliance and several other organizations today joined together in submitting a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, urging it to carefully review and scrutinize the proposed Google Book Settlement and its implications for authors, copyright holders, schools, libraries and the public. The letter, which was organized by the Open Book Alliance, was delivered to House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. John Conyers...


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.'