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2011-05-23 12:58:00

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles T. Drevna, president of NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, issued a statement today supporting proposed legislation that would require the Obama administration to decide by Nov.1 whether to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil from western Canada to refineries in Texas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO) The House Energy and Commerce...

2011-05-18 11:57:00

Kagan Directs Staff to "Be Involved" in Crafting Defense of Obamacare Scolds Justice Colleague on the Issue of Her Participation: "This Needs to be Coordinated...You Should not Say Anything about This before Talking to Me." WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents suggesting Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan helped coordinate the...

2011-05-16 13:00:00

Lawmakers, Pew and other conservation groups echo call for clear standards WASHINGTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 400 scientists, lawmakers and the nation's top conservation leaders today asked the Obama administration to set clear standards for water and wildlife protection in sweeping new rules that would apply to 193 million acres of national forest lands. The call comes at the end of a 90-day public review period, along with more than 300,000 comments from...

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2011-05-13 05:40:00

The Obama administration unveiled a draft cybersecurity proposal on Thursday, saying the plan would protect the nation's critical computer infrastructure against cyberattacks. "Our nation is at risk," said the White House in a statement. "Cybersecurity vulnerabilities in our government and critical infrastructure are a risk to national security, public safety, and economic prosperity." "It has become clear that our nation cannot fully defend against these threats unless certain parts of...

2011-04-21 00:00:27

In response to the Obama Administration's recent request to increase the drug war budget, Unity Rehab creates an infographic that illustrates the amount of money already spent on our failed war on drugs and offers a more sensible alternative. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 In a recent release of the Obama administration's 2011 fiscal budget proposal, Obama requested $15.5 billion for federal drug control, a 3.5% increase over last years. Obama's budget request, which maintains...

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2011-04-17 06:15:00

The Obama administration Friday outlined a plan designed to boost confidence and business in cyberspace through the creation of a single, secure credential that would replace passwords. "By making online transactions more trustworthy and better protecting privacy, we will prevent costly crime, we will give businesses and consumers new confidence, and we will foster growth and untold innovation," US President Barack Obama said in a statement accompanying the release of a national strategy to...

2011-04-15 10:00:00

Pew report maps 10 national treasures jeopardized by 1872 law WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Obama administration considers whether to put federal land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park off limits to future mining claims, a report by the Pew Environment Group shows many national parks and landmarks are in jeopardy due to a dramatic increase in gold, uranium and other hardrock claims. The report calls on the Obama administration on the eve of National...

2011-04-08 07:03:00

NEW YORK, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In order to protect American families from an onslaught of indecency on network television, the U.S. Department of Justice must appeal the July 2010 2nd Circuit decision in Fox Television Stations, et al., v. FCC (lead Circuit Court docket is 06-1760) which invalidated the FCC broadcast indecency policy, according to Morality in Media general counsel Robert Peters. Morality in Media has filed three amicus briefs in the case in support of...

2011-04-06 16:08:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a positive development for the future of U.S. dairy exports, President Barack Obama today announced an agreement with Colombia on an action plan to resolve outstanding issues that will clear the way for the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement to gain official approval from Congress. The agreement with Colombia was signed in 2006 under the Bush administration, but Congress has yet to vote on it. Until now, the Obama administration has...

2011-03-30 14:32:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Obama Administration outlined policies to establish a more secure energy future by reducing U.S. oil imports by one-third over the next ten years. The President identified electric drive vehicles as critical to this effort, along with policies to increase domestic oil supplies and boost efficiency and alternative fuel use. The President also called for federal agencies' fleet purchases to be 100 percent alternative fuel...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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