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Winning Freedom Super PAC Formed to Back Newt Gingrich Presidential Bid (Popularity: )
AUSTIN, Texas, March 2, 2012 -- Brandon Todd, a prominent Texas entrepreneur and Tea Party Leader, today announced the formation of a new Super PAC (Political Action Committee) to support the Presidential bid of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.Mr. Todd stated: "This is the most important election of our lifetime. It will have a profound impact on man's quest to rule itself and live in this world as ...
British Council Conference Addresses Women's Rights in Middle East and North Africa (Popularity: )
STEYNING, England, November 23, 2011 -- Influencers and decision-makers from across the Middle East and North Africa will discuss the unprecedented opportunity to improve women's rights in the region at a 4-day conference organised by the British Council. The event will take place at Wiston House in Sussex from 24 - 27 November.With national constitutions being drafted or revised across the region following the Arab Spring, the conference will look ...
National Coalition of Individuals with Mental Health Conditions Calls for Reasonable Response to Arizona Tragedy (Popularity: )
The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR), http://www.ncmhr.org, an organization of statewide networks of persons in recovery from mental health conditions as well as individual members, joins the nation in grieving the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other Arizonans. "We especially understand the impact of violence because, contrary to popular belief, research has shown we are no more violent than the general population and in fact are 11 ...
Pelosi Announces Run For House Democratic Leader (Popularity: )
Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following letter to her Democratic colleagues this afternoon announcing that she will run to become House Democratic Leader in the next Congress.Excerpt from her letter to Democratic colleagues:"Our work is far from finished. As a result of Tuesday's election, the role of Democrats in the 112th Congress will change, but our commitment to serving the American people will not. We have no intention of allowing ...
National Survey Reveals Trepidation in Ukraine Towards Current Political Affairs (Popularity: )
Public opinion regarding Ukraine's political situation is tepid at best, finds a survey by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). This 18th survey conducted in Ukraine by the world's premiere election-assistance and democracy promotion NGO reveals that six months after President Yanukovych's election, 44 percent of Ukrainians feel the country is on the path toward instability while 21 percent say that it is on the path toward stability, and ...
Saudi Arabia Emphasizes Limited Time Left for Peaceful Two-State Solution (Popularity: )
The official statement of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the General Debate of the Sixty-Fifth Session of the United Nations was distributed on September 25. The statement, issued by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal called for continued humanitarian aid to Pakistan following the devastating floods. In addition, it spoke to a number of security issues, including Saudi Arabia's aggressive counterterrorism program and the need for a nuclear-free Middle ...
Toys"R"Us® to Hire 45,000 Seasonal Employees Nationwide This Christmas to Meet Shoppers' Needs (Popularity: )
Toys"R"Us® today announced plans to hire approximately 45,000 seasonal employees to staff its Toys"R"Us and Toys"R"Us Express pop-up stores in the U.S. this holiday season, essentially doubling its domestic workforce. This number is greater than the total workforce the company hired during each of the last three holiday shopping seasons due to the addition of 600 new Toys"R"Us Express stores. In previous holiday seasons, the company has hired approximately 35,000 ...
National Political Study: Social Networks Supercharge Political Campaigns (Popularity: )
Results of a new national study among 1,581 Americans revealed that voters are becoming more interested in getting involved with campaigns, and those that are most engaged are much more likely to vote. Three out-of-five of Americans who consider themselves somewhat politically active are members of a social network, and 70% reported that they expect to vote in November. Four out-of-five potential voters expect candidates to have a website, half ...
FDA Releases Guidance on Federal Menu Labeling Requirements (Popularity: )
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released two documents that outline steps to help chain restaurants comply with new federal nutrition labeling requirements. "One of the most important things we can do when it comes to the nation's health is to provide simple basic information to the American people so they can make choices that are best for them and their family," said FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D. "The ...
Epilepsy Organizations Award Grants for New Gene Therapy to Treat Epilepsy and Novel Surgical Intracranial EEG to Detect Seizures in Uncontrolled Patients (Popularity: )
The Epilepsy Therapy Project (ETP) and the Epilepsy Foundation (EF) today announced the latest grant recipients of its New Therapy Grants Program, a unique joint venture of the non-profit epilepsy organizations, to advance promising epilepsy research in clinical development. The grant awards, totaling approximately $200,000 in funding, will support an experimental gene therapy that directly targets epileptogenic brain tissue, as well as an electrode system that has the potential to ...