Wednesday, 24 September 2014 08:01
by Zenitha Prince, Special to the NNPA0 from The Afro-American Newspaper
Barack Obama (left) and Mitch McConnell are pictured. (Courtesy Photo.)
If Republicans have their way, the last years of Barack Obama's presidency will be a doozy. In an interview with Politico, Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell laid out a game plan for reining in the president's policies that could turn the next two years into a series of confrontations.
"If the Republicans get total control of Congress, you can expect it to be somewhat of a replay of [former Republicans Speaker of the House Newt] Gingrich vs. [President] Clinton — except worse," said Robert Smith, professor of political science at San Francisco State University. "It is not going to be a pretty scene."
Monday, 22 September 2014 07:38
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, heads of state, business leaders, environmental advocates, and civil society will join in New York City for the United Nations (UN) Climate Summit. The summit, organized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, is intended to spur global action to stem climate change. Rep. Judy Chu released the following statement:
"Climate change is a real and serious threat. Thanks to our nation's innovators, the U.S. is a leader in promoting clean energy and combating rising temperatures. But without a concerted change in global behavior, we will all be subject to the drastic impacts of climate change. The Climate Summit is not only an opportunity to showcase American advances – like Caltech, which is in my district, that is working on making liquid fuels from solar energy - but to coordinate with others around the world. I applaud the organizers and participants for encouraging us all to act. From policymakers to individual consumers, we must all be a part of the effort to avert the global threat of climate change," said Rep. Chu.
Monday, 22 September 2014 07:19
Declaration Calls for National Commitment to Children
Washington, D.C. - September 22, 2014/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama today became the seventh consecutive president to sign a declaration calling on all Americans to do more to help young people in America reach their full potential.
America's Promise Alliance president and CEO John Gomperts, board chair Alma J. Powell, founding partner General Colin L. Powell, USA (ret.) and former US Senator Harris Wofford, along with President Obama, who is signing the Presidents' Summit Declaration, in the Oval Office.
In an Oval Office ceremony, Obama added his signature to the Presidents' Declaration to Fulfill the Promise of America. The Declaration, the centerpiece of the Presidents' Summit for America's Future in Philadelphia in 1997, originally was signed by then-President Bill Clinton; former presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush; and Nancy Reagan on behalf of Ronald Reagan. In July 2001, President George W. Bush added his signature.
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