U.S. must target currency manipulation in trade deals: senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration must insist that U.S. trading partners pledge not to manipulate currencies when negotiating trade deals, the Senate Committee on Finance chairman said on Friday. Source: U.S. must target currency manipulation in trade deals: senator

Op-Ed by the Vice President on the Administration’s Budget Request to Assist Countries in Central America

By The White House In an exclusive op-ed published in The New York Times, the Vice President announces the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request for $1 billion aimed at assisting countries in Central America. The op-ed can be found HERE. A Plan for Central America By Vice President Joe Biden As we were reminded […]

Week in Review: A Trip to India, Protecting the Arctic, and More Precise Medicine

By David Hudson This week, the President traveled to India, launched the new Precision Medicine Initiative, and called on Congress to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Find out more about the past week at the White House in our latest weekly wrap-up. A Historic Visit to India “Chalein saath saath.” It means “forward together […]

Week in Review: A Trip to India, Protecting the Arctic, and More Precise Medicine

By David Hudson This week, the President traveled to India, launched the new Precision Medicine Initiative, and called on Congress to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Find out more about the past week at the White House in our latest weekly wrap-up. A Historic Visit to India “Chalein saath saath.” It means “forward together […]

Today in Herstory: Birth Control Advocates Press for Better Conditions for Ethel Byrne

By David Dismore January 30, 1917: Imprisoned birth control advocate Ethel Byrne’s force-feedings continue, as do nationwide protests over her conviction and treatment. Related posts: Today in Herstory: Suffragists Take Aim at President Wilson During National Convention Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Found Guilty of Violating New York Law for Operating Birth Control Clinic Today […]

U.S. congressman from Mississippi has inoperable brain tumor: spokesman

(Reuters) – U.S. Representative Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last year, has been told by doctors he has a new tumor and it is inoperable, a spokesman for the Republican congressman said on Friday. Source: U.S. congressman from Mississippi has inoperable brain tumor: spokesman

After controversy, Oregon governor says no policy role for fiancée

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – Oregon Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber said on Friday his fiancée will no longer have a policy role in his office amid controversy over whether her consulting work posed a conflict of interest with her position as an unpaid adviser. Source: After controversy, Oregon governor says no policy role for fiancée