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2011-08-25 21:09:03

Report due to President in September At its public meeting on August 29 in Washington, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues will publicly discuss several key findings as it refines the conclusions of its historical investigation into the U.S. Public Health Service (U.S. PHS) studies done in Guatemala in the 1940s. The U.S. PHS research involved intentionally exposing and infecting vulnerable populations to sexually transmitted diseases. The Commission's historical...

2011-06-10 12:57:00

Interstate Compact would ensure that every vote counts in Presidential Election HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The League of Women Voters of PA (LWV-PA) has overwhelmingly endorsed the National Popular Vote initiative. The effort, designed to ensure that the winner of the Presidential election is the candidate receiving the most votes nationwide, is currently being considered by the PA General Assembly. Seven states and the District of Columbia have already...

2011-05-19 15:09:00

Kean and Hamilton are now co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center's National Security Preparedness Group WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former 9/11 Commission Chair and Vice Chair Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, now co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center's National Security Preparedness Group (NSPG), released the following joint statement today regarding the Department of Homeland Security's allocation of FY 2011 homeland security preparedness grants: "Particularly...

2011-05-13 11:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In every election except one in the United States, the candidate with the most votes wins. Thirty five members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives say the same principle should apply to the highest office in the land, the Presidency. Led by prime sponsors Rep. Tom Creighton, R-Lancaster, and Mark Cohen, D-Philadelphia, they introduced legislation this week to do just that. Called the National Popular Vote plan, the legislation...

2011-04-20 14:58:00

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement regarding news today that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano officially unveiled the new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS). NTAS is replacing the often criticized color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System."Fear does not encourage preparedness. Today's announcement marks an end to the era of...

2011-02-05 00:00:43

SIA offers continued assistance as feds near end of six-year implementation Alexandria, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 04, 2011 Security Industry Association (SIA) officials are welcoming the federal government's move toward full implementation of the secure ID cards envisioned by a 2004 presidential directive. Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) was issued by President George W. Bush to eliminate "wide variations in the quality and security of identification used to gain...

2011-02-02 10:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InsideCounsel magazine, the leading monthly business publication for general counsel and in-house legal executives, today announced that Daniel Meltzer, Former Principal Deputy White House Counsel and current Story Professor of Law and Vice Dean of Planning at Harvard Law, will headline the 2011 SuperConference in Chicago, IL, May 23-24, 2011. Considered one of the leading legal minds in the country regarding criminal law and the federal courts, Mr....

2010-03-18 11:55:00

Panelists Discuss Challenges to the Nation's Fiscal/Economic Health; How to Overcome Partisanship in Washington; and Strategic Planning and Investment for Future Generations WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, in a discussion moderated by Carl Cannon, The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) will roll out its report, "Prosperity or Decline? Breaking Washington's Deadlock To Save America's Future." For the last 18 months, CSPC has been conducting...

2009-12-11 09:58:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oracle and The Tauri Group were selected as members of the year at the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council's (Council) Annual Dinner last night. The Council selected Oracle -- the largest business software company in the world -- as the 2009 Corporate Member of the Year and The Tauri Group -- an innovator in analytical consulting in homeland security, defense and space enterprises -- as the 2009 Small Business Member of the Year....


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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