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2014-09-29 08:27:13

Former political consultant Dale Napier envisions political scheming over patriotism when the president loses control LAS VEGAS, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If the President of the United States had Alzheimer's, who would notice? Who would act on it? Would they use the information for their own benefit, or for the good of the country? These questions were asked only fleetingly after the Reagan Administration ended, but they are asked and answered in depth in the new novel White...

2014-09-23 12:29:55

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc., and its family of brands - Chico's, White House | Black Market, Soma, and Boston Proper - announces its annual partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a national nonprofit education and support organization serving women and families affected by breast cancer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140922/147710 Beginning now, the White House | Black Market brand is selling The Give Hope Collection, which is...

2014-09-22 23:01:48

CI Taps White House Veteran and Leader in Global Development Arlington, Va. (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 September 22, 2014 - White House veteran Gary R. Edson will join Conservation International (CI) as president. The appointment is effective September 22. Edson joins CI with a distinguished record of success in global development, having established the ground-breaking Millennium Challenge Corporation to fight global poverty; co-led the development of the President’s Emergency Plan...

2014-09-18 23:02:37

ChopChop Magazine Brings Together Chef Bill Yosses and Yonah Kalikow, Winner of the First Lady’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge For Massachusetts, For a Live Cooking Demonstration at the Let’s Talk About Food Festival Watertown, MA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ChopChop founder Sally Sampson is challenging former White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses and Yonah Kalikow, 10-year-old Massachusetts’s winner of the First Lady’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, to come up with a twist on hummus,...

2014-09-18 16:23:51

Third Class of the National Student Poets Program has been selected by White House Committee to Serve as National Poetry Ambassadors WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP), the nation's highest honor for teen poets presenting original work, began their year of poetry events, workshops and service projects with a reading hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama in the Blue Room of the White House. These five outstanding young...

2014-09-17 16:24:32

Woman Speaks Out About Fiancee's Preventable Death At Hands Of Doctor With Crack Cocaine History SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering substance abuser who is at the White House today for National Recovery Month, stars in a new television ad supporting Proposition 46 that consumer advocates released today. Consumer advocates were also joined by a Los Angeles woman who spoke out after losing her fiancée because of a preventable error in...

2014-09-17 16:22:31

Company utilizes environmentally friendly propellant technology for new zinc oxide aerosol spray products. SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House convened a group of public and private industry leaders yesterday to discuss ways to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). As the only invited company to represent a consumer brand, Mission Pharmacal Company participated in the White House Industry Leadership Roundtable discussion to share information on the...

2014-09-10 16:27:39

Generous Support Fulfills Association's Endowment Commitment for Future Improvements and Advancements to Revitalized Center WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House Historical Association is honored to announce a $5 million gift by businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to the Association in support of the revitalized White House Visitor Center opening on Saturday, September 13. The completely transformed visitor center is the result of a...

2014-09-10 08:36:39

Focus on Accelerated Education and Employment of Service Members WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House has invited business leaders to a meeting in Washington to explore ideas to improve employment opportunities for military veterans. The Obama administration wants veterans and their families to be able to access innovative, accelerated learning programs that teach IT skills for growth industries and in-demand occupations. Government agencies involved in the...

2014-09-03 08:39:53

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A former top federal computer security advisor discusses how threat intelligence can be used to accelerate the detection of and response to today's increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks during an upcoming SC Magazine-hosted webinar, sponsored by LogRhythm, The Security Intelligence Company. Sameer Bhalotra, former senior director for cybersecurity at the White House, and Chris Petersen, chief technology officer and co-founder of...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'