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Congressman David Price: President Obama's Critics are "fear-mongering and scapegoating" PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 November 2015 06:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Democratic Congressman David says President Obama's critics are resorting to "fear-mongering and scapegoating" rather than offering serious foreign policy recommendations in the wake of the ISIS terrorist attack on Paris.

The 4th District congressman makes his case in an op-ed published Wednesday in the Charlotte Observer.

Price accuses Republicans who want a pause or halt to the flow of Syrian refugees into the United States of politicizing the issue and misleading the public.

"Syrian refugees undergo a more extensive screening than any other visitors or immigrants to the United States. They must first interview in-person with representatives of the United Nations, who conduct an extensive initial background check that is verified by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. They are then interviewed and their cases reviewed by the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center, the State Department, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, the National Counterterrorism Center, Customs and Border Protection, and the federal government’s intelligence agencies," writes the congressman.

Read the full op-ed at http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article45386607.html

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 November 2015 06:41
Remarks By First Lady Michelle Obama at National Arts And Humanities Youth Program Awards PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 07:06

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - First Lady Michelle Obama discussed the need for arts education for children, telling an audience Tuesday that the evidence is clear on the value of arts.

"Kids who get involved in the arts and humanities, they have higher grades.  They have higher graduation rates.  They have higher college-enrollment rates," said the First Lady in her remarks to the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program awards audience.

Mrs. Obama's full remarks can be found at whitehouse.gov.

President Obama Names 17 Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 November 2015 07:02

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Seventeen individuals will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, according to a statement from President Obama. The ceremony will be held Nov. 24 at the White House.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

Among those to be honored are Yogi Berra, Barbra Streisand, and Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

In a statement posted to the White House website, President Obama said:

“I look forward to presenting these 17 distinguished Americans with our nation’s highest civilian honor. From public servants who helped us meet defining challenges of our time to artists who expanded our imaginations, from leaders who have made our union more perfect to athletes who have inspired millions of fans, these men and women have enriched our lives and helped define our shared experience as Americans.”

The recipients can be found at whitehouse.gov.

US Postal Service $5.1 Billion In Red For Fiscal Year 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 November 2015 06:35

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has lost money for nine years in a row, posting a $5.1 billion loss for fiscal year 2015.

Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware is the latest lawmaker to urge reform of the antiquated, government controlled postal system, according to Federalnewsradio.com.

Dogging USPS is the legal requirement that it prepay its retiree health care benefits. Some lawmakers want to do away with that.

USPS expects to do a booming holiday business that wire necessitate the hiring of thousands of temporary employees.

Read the full story at federalnewsradiocom.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 November 2015 06:36

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