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Pres.’s Weekly Address 6/20/09: Proposing Consumer Financial Protection Agency

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama explained the necessity of his proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency.  It is clear that one of the major causes of the current economic crisis was a breakdown of oversight leading to widespread abuses in the financial world.  The Consumer Financial Protection Agency will have the sole [...]

FDA Recalls 3 Zicam Products that May Cause Losing a Sense of Smell

On June 16, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers to stop using and discard three zinc-containing Zicam intranasal products. The products may cause a loss of sense of smell. Intranasal products are administered through the nose. What products are affected by this warning? FDA’s action affects Zicam’s three intranasal products that contain [...]

Soaring Unemployment for Young Workers Makes Us Ask: “How Can We Get Creative?”

A recent statistic has been released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealing that 16.7% of ages 18-24 are unemployed in the US as of May 2009 – the highest we’ve experienced in at least 60 years.  The striking number stretches just past the previous record of 16.6% in 1982.  The youngsters’ statistic far exceeds [...]

Pres. Weekly Address 6/13/09: Health Care and the Fiscal Future

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama announced new Medicare and Medicaid savings proposals that will contribute more than $300 billion over 10 years to paying for health care reform, beyond the historic $635 billion down payment included in his FY 2010 Budget. The President stressed in the address that the health reform [...]

Pres. Obama’s Weekly Address: Health Care Reform Outlined

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama described his goals for fixing our broken health care system.  With skyrocketing costs threatening fiscal collapse, real reform that provides quality, affordable health care for every American is a necessity that cannot wait.  To do this, reform must be built on lowering costs, improving quality, and [...]

Pres. to Speak in Egypt About U.S.-Muslim Relations

JUNE 2, 2009 – The president plans on travelling to Cairo, Egypt to make a speech to the Muslim world about U.S.-Muslim relations. For the record, I don’t think this is a terrible idea. In fact, I think it’s a healthy move for international and inter-religious dialogue as well as a savvy political strategy for [...]

Pres. Obama’s Weekly Address: Judge Sonia Sotomayor

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama called for a rigorous, principled and swift confirmation for his Supreme Court nominee, Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor.  Judge Sotomayor’s extraordinary professional career, as a New York City prosecutor, a litigator, and as a judge for 17 years, is matched only by her remarkable life [...]

President Announces Florida in State of Disaster

MAY 27, 2009 – The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Florida and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, and straight-line winds beginning on May 17, 2009, and continuing. The President’s action makes Federal funding available to [...]

North Korea Denounces Peace Treaty with US and South Korea

MAY 29, 2009 – The US military’s security awareness has been on full alert since Thursday when North Korea renounced the treaty keeping peace between North and South Korea since the end of the Korean Conflict in 1953. Leading up to the renouncement, North Korea displayed military prowess with recent underground nuclear testing and short-range [...]

Determinator

ORMOND BEACH – Yesterday I was in a group meeting that devolved into accusations of “big corporations” as perpetrators of injustice around the world.  AIG, Wal-Mart, bottled water companies were offered up.  These accusations of course were from folks who really do not understand, for whatever reasons, how “good” American businesses are.  Were it not [...]