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2009-09-02 16:07:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter today to President Obama inviting him to address a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday, September 9, 2009. Below is the text of the letter to the President: September 2, 2009 President Barack Obama The White House Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: Our nation is closer than ever to achieving health insurance reform that will lower costs,...

2009-08-05 10:30:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on the return home of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, two American journalists who had been imprisoned in North Korea for more than four months. "The world welcomes the joyful news that American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee are now home. It is a relief that they have been freed and now are safely reunited with their families. "I congratulate former President Bill Clinton, who went to...

2009-06-26 08:40:26

The judicial appointments of former president George W. Bush suggests that his motivation for appointing nontraditional judges was driven more by ideology and strategy than concerns for diversity, a new analysis shows.The examination of all the federal judicial appointments over the two terms of the Bush presidency show that while he did make a number of diverse appointments, especially with Hispanics, overall the federal courts did not gain in the number of minority judges during Bush's...

2009-06-25 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama announced today his intent to nominate former Commerce Department official Meredith Attwell Baker to serve on the Federal Communications Commission. The following is a statement by Susanne Guyer, Verizon senior vice president of federal regulatory affairs, on the expected nomination: "This is yet another smart nomination. Meredith Attwell Baker has the experience and qualifications to be a very effective commissioner. At this...

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2009-02-16 09:44:36

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is celebrating Presidents Day by unveiling a wax figure of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States. Complete with his trademark spectacles, President Roosevelt's dapper figure dons a black suit with a long waistcoat and gold pocket watch. His wax likeness will join Presidents George Washington, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush in the attraction's newly added Presidential Gallery, which offers visitors an in-depth look at all 43 previous U.S....

2009-01-20 14:00:14

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts had only 35 words to utter but the placement of one word tripped him up Tuesday. Roberts misplaced the word faithfully while administering the oath of office to Barack Obama when he was sworn in as the 44th president. And after a split second of hesitation, Obama followed his lead. The wording is: I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect...

2009-01-19 19:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When American voters were asked which past President of the United States they believe Barack Obama should model his new presidency after, they did not pick Abraham Lincoln or John F. Kennedy, or even George Washington as their top choice. They picked Ronald Reagan. According to a nationwide survey conducted by Clarus Research Group this past week, Reagan was the top choice among all voters with 26 percent, followed by Franklin Roosevelt with...

2008-12-15 14:59:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) board of directors today accepted the resignation of retired Marine Corps Gen. James L. Jones, who earlier this month was named by U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to serve as his national security adviser. "Gen. Jones made valuable contributions to our company during his tenure," said Boeing Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Jim McNerney. "We wish him well as he rededicates himself to serving his...

2008-10-06 18:00:14

Judges are meant to administer law not make it and the Constitution is not a living document but one that endures, U.S. President George Bush said Monday. Bush shared his views on the role of the courts and the need to reform the way judicial appointees are treated by the Senate during his appearance at the Ashbrook Center, an American civics and history institution in Cincinnati. Bush said he always believed "America needed judges who believed that the Constitution means what it says"...

2008-09-21 09:00:02

By CHRISTOPHER LEE By Christopher Lee The Washington Post WASHINGTON A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Saturday ordering Vice President Dick Cheney and the National Archives to preserve all of his official records. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's order came in response to a lawsuit filed this month by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. The group, joined by several historians and open-government advocates, warned that...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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