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2014-06-26 20:21:31

BOSTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by President of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute Board of Directors, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, on the passing of Senator Howard Baker (R-TN): "Today, we mourn the passing of Howard Baker--a great legislator and a great man. My husband Ted worked very closely with Senator Baker over the years, on issues ranging from taxes to voting rights. A true champion for the people of Tennessee, the 'great...

2014-05-30 23:01:51

Illinois Senator Recognized for His Ongoing Support and Advocacy of Rehabilitative Care Wheaton, Illinois (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Associates and patients of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital capped off a month-long celebration of Stroke Awareness by welcoming U.S. Senator Mark Kirk to their facility on Thursday, May 29th. During his visit, Senator Kirk was provided an overview of the Stroke Program at Marianjoy where more than 500 patients receive rehabilitation care annually. Marianjoy...

2014-03-17 16:21:32

WEIRTON, W.Va., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) today received the "Man of Steel" award from the Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute in recognition of his longstanding support for the domestic steel industry. Senator Rockefeller has announced he will retire when his current term expires in January 2015. For the past three decades, Senator Rockefeller has championed efforts to ensure the long-term viability of the United States steel industry,...

2014-03-14 12:25:51

Senate and Presidential Poll WINTER SPRINGS, Fla., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Telephone Survey: GRAHAM GAINING ADVANTAGE IN SENATE CONTEST, WHILE JEB BUSH LEADS IN EARLY (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140314/MN83419) Human Events and Gravis Marketing conducted a random survey of 735 registered South Carolina voters regarding current events, including potential presidential and senate candidates. The poll carries a margin of error of +/- 4%. Full results of the poll can...

2014-02-20 23:24:54

The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor; The Honorable Leticia Van de Putte, Texas State Senator; The Honorable Wendy Davis, Texas State Senator; Eliseo Medina; The Honorable George Miller; and The Honorable Steny Hoyer Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Each year, LULAC members from across the country travel to Washington DC in order to participate in the LULAC Annual Legislative Conference and Awards Gala. Press can RSVP at http://www.LULAC.org/pressrsvp. Awards Gala:...

2013-10-09 23:31:53

The Hydrocephalus Association’s inaugural Vision Dinner will raise awareness for this incurable brain condition and the association’s efforts to drive the research agenda forward for the 1 million Americans currently affected. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) congratulates the Hydrocephalus Association for uniting politicians, neurosurgeons, scientists, advocates, and business leaders at a special event to raise the public profile of...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'