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2014-07-29 04:21:45

More than half of Republicans and Democrats give Congress a rating of poor NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past few months the air in Washington, D.C. has continued to grow heavy and oppressive, and this has had nothing to do with the weather. The partisan fighting is contentious and the intra-party fighting is not far behind in intensity. Americans are definitely taking notice of this, and the force of their displeasure is evident in how they feel about Congress,...

2014-06-25 23:03:34

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) today applauded the passage of H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization (TBI) Act of 2013, by the United States House of Representatives. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) today applauded the passage of H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization (TBI) Act of 2013, by the United States House of Representatives. The bill was passed unanimously in a voice vote on the evening...

2014-06-25 16:26:33

Supporters celebrate Leader Pelosi and 25 years of EGPAF at Washington, D.C. reception WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi received the Congressional Global Champion Award on Tuesday, June 24 from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) in honor of her longstanding commitment to an AIDS-free future. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101104/DC95522LOGO In accepting the award, Leader Pelosi recalled her first meeting...

2014-05-01 16:21:30

Gen. Raymond Odierno, Justice Sam Alito, Nancy Pelosi Among Honored Guests WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) will honor leaders in government, military justice and labor at its 26(th) NELA Gala in Washington, D.C., May 22. Actor Joe Mantegna will be the Master of Ceremonies. Tenor Sean Harris will perform. HONOREES: -- Secretary Leon Panetta, statesman, lawyer, and professor -- Sen. Christopher Dodd, president, the Motion Picture...

2014-04-30 16:26:43

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of South Carolina Press is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of a new memoir by James E. Clyburn entitled, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black. In moving and personal prose, the civil rights activist, South Carolina political icon and confidant to President Barack Obama describes his rise from the Jim Crow-era South to become, as President Obama describes him, "one of a handful of...

2014-04-07 08:27:51

50 Radio Hosts Have Message for Boehner and GOP; Scrap Amnesty, Compel Obama to Enforce Existing Laws WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hold Their Feet to the Fire 2014, an annual radio row organized by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) may be one of this year's best indicators for the future of immigration reform. The event occurs on April 9 and 10 at the Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill and features the largest gathering ever of talk radio...

2014-02-25 12:24:09

In honor of Women's History Month, Leader Pelosi will discuss her life, distinguished career and the inspirational women who have forged new paths in the world of politics NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM and the Newseum today announced that Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will be the featured guest on the next installment of the "SiriusXM Leading Ladies" series, candid conversations with influential and inspiring women who have forged their own paths to...

2014-02-24 23:02:43

Animal Support applauds the passage of Logan’s Law by the State’s House Judiciary Committee and urges Michigan’s animal lovers to support the bills as they head for a full House vote, followed by the State Senate and Governor. Animal lovers are asked to demonstrate their approval of the bills online. (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Logan’s Law, a package of Michigan state bills that prohibit convicted animal abusers from adopting pets for five years, passed the House Judiciary...

2014-02-05 23:24:18

Community leaders from across the country will meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from over 40 states during CADCA’s 24th National Leadership Forum. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Community leaders from across the country, including the Washington, D.C. metro area, are headed to Capitol Hill today, Feb. 5th to meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from more than 40 states to educate them about critical substance abuse issues. These Congressional meetings are...

2014-01-27 20:21:58

Teen Cancer America board members to join House Speaker John Boehner in Washington, D.C. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from Teen Cancer America, a charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer, have been invited by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to join him as his guests at the upcoming State of the Union address by President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Boehner was first introduced to...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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