Haitian orphans who survived the harrowing earthquake are arriving in the U.S. — entering their new homes and lives with adoptive families.
WASHINGTON–Massachusetts State Attorney General Martha Coakley’s defeat in the race for the late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat against Republican Scott Brown reminds young Democratic activists of the importance of engaging and getting out the youth vote in the upcoming election cycle. In addition to Massachusetts, Young Democratic Organizations in states including California Connecticut, New York, […]
WASHINGTON–The Army released suicide data for the month of December. Among active-duty soldiers, there were ten potential suicides: one has been confirmed as suicide, and nine remain under investigation. For November, the Army reported 11 potential suicides among active-duty soldiers. Since the release of that report, three have been confirmed as suicides, and eight remain […]
WASHINGTON–Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today authorized the temporary activation of up to 900 reserve U.S. Coast Guard service men and women to bolster the more than 500 Coast Guard personnel already serving in Haiti in support of the U.S. government’s response to the devastation caused by the Jan. 12 earthquake. “Activating […]
WASHINGTON–Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $2 billion in Recovery Act funding to states, local governments and non-profit housing developers, under HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), to spur economic development in hard-hit communities and create jobs. Nearly 60 grantees are receiving awards. Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, this round of NSP […]
One hundred and sixty U.S. citizens desperately waved their passports in the air in a chaotic scene at the airport of Haiti’s devastated capital. U.S. soldiers are sorting the Americans for evacuation.
WASHINGTON–The American Red Cross is sending money, supplies and staff to Haiti to support relief efforts there after yesterday’s earthquake, which caused catastrophic damage and loss of life. According to reports, as many as three million people may have been affected by the quake, which collapsed government buildings and caused major damage to hospitals in […]
WASHINGTON–The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) said Tuesday that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial. Air Force Maj. Russell C. Goodman of Salt Lake City, Utah, will be honored this week at Nellis Air […]
Governor Schwarzenegger toured a manufacturing facility and held a press conference to highlight the California Jobs Initiative, a legislative package that will create or retain at least 100,000 jobs, which was proposed in his State of the State address last week.
PHILADELPHIA–Ali Amirnazmi, 66, of Berwyn, PA, was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for his February 13, 2009 conviction on one count of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), three counts of violating IEEPA, three counts of making false statements to federal officials, and three counts of bank fraud, announced […]