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President's Full 'March on Washington' Remarks

August 29, 2013 To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much; to President Clinton; President Carter; Vice President Biden and Jill; fellow Americans. Five decades ago today, Americans came to this honored place to lay claim to a promise made at our founding: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, ...

Largest U.S. Wind Farm to Power Nuclear Weapons Work

August 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On Tuesday, construction began in Texas on what will be the largest wind farm in the United States -- and one that is to play a role in nuclear weapons work, Time reported. Instead of providing green energy to surrounding towns and municipalities, the wind farm's five 2.3 megawatt wind ...

Americans Don’t Trust Government to Do What Is Right, Poll Finds

July 22, 2013 Only one in five Americans say they trust the government to do what is right most of the time, according to a new poll. More than two-thirds of those surveyed say societal change is best achieved through volunteering and working with charity organizations, rather than working in government, according to ...

How Well Do You Know Your Administration? A Quiz

July 19, 2013 1. James Gandolfini portrayed the occupant of this administration post in the movie Zero Dark Thirty. 2. This top official at the Commerce Department was the first American woman to walk in space. 3. The Associated Press once called this homeschooled White House official “Goat Boy” because he raised goats ...

Feds Ordered to Report James Bond Wannabes, Night Owls and Other Suspicious Colleagues

July 10, 2013 In an effort to prevent leaks and other security violations, the Obama administration has asked federal employees to report suspicious behavior among their coworkers, according to a McClatchy story published Wednesday. Under the Insider Threat Program -- which was mandated by a 2011 executive order following Pfc. Bradley Manning’s alleged ...

Poll: Too Much Government Power Is Scarier Than Too Little

July 5, 2013 Sixty-three percent of Americans see a too-powerful government as a greater danger than a government without enough power, according to a recent Rasmussen poll. Twenty-one percent said governments that are not powerful enough are the greater threat, and 17 percent said they weren’t sure. Researchers surveyed 1,000 adults on June ...

Some Military Bases Cancel July 4th Fireworks

July 1, 2013 Sequestration budget cuts and furloughs are forcing a number of military bases across the country to cancel Fourth of July fireworks displays, the Associated Press has reported. Officials at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina, for example, said they couldn’t justify paying overtime to employees for the celebration ...

Pregnant Suspect Indicted for Mailing Ricin to Obama

July 1, 2013 A pregnant mother and occasional television actress was indicted in federal court on charges of mailing ricin-filled letters to President Obama and other leading public figures, USA Today reported on Friday. Shannon Richardson is charged on three counts that involve threatening the U.S. commander-in-chief and sending two other threatening communications. ...

State Dept. Disputes Need for Senate Approval of Further Nuke Cuts

June 24, 2013 The Obama administration has asserted it would not necessarily have to seek Senate backing of a potential deal with Russia to remove hundreds of nuclear warheads from long-range missiles and aircraft, the New York Times reported last week. President Obama called for new bilateral talks aimed at cutting deployed strategic ...

Obama Directs Military to Prepare Plans for No-Fly Zone in Syria, Officials Say

May 29, 2013 President Obama has directed the Defense Department to draft plans to establish a no-fly-zone in Syria that would be enforced by NATO members, the Daily Beast reported on Tuesday, citing two anonymous U.S. officials. The White House issued the directive prior to last week's visit to the Middle East by ...