The United States placed a near total embargo on Cuba in 1962 and it has stood ever since, barring most commerce with the island nation. However, the Barack Obama Administration has decided to ease relations with the communist country.
Past research and conventional wisdom dictate that cruciferous vegetables like broccoli are part of a nutritious diet because they contain an abundance of healthful properties — from antioxidants to fiber.
While the Barack Obama Administration has attempted to paint a rosy picture of the economy, one of America’s largest creditors is not so sure that the United States will be able to pay its debts. At least one credit rating agency in China, which holds $1.1 trillion in U.S. Treasury bonds, says that America is defaulting on its loans.
Retiring United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the European partners in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) need to pull their own fair share of the weight.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) plans to release new surveillance rules, which would give agents more freedom in their investigations of both suspects and informants. The new rules would make it easier for agents to administer lie-detector tests and dig through trash, among other things.
A researcher at the University of Missouri (MU) found that the stress of complying with Federal welfare program requirements can put a strain on families, inadvertently having a negative effect on the families’ children. Associate Professor Colleen Heflin at MU’s Truman School of Public Affairs studied the cognitive scores of children whose families receive assistance from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). She found that 3-year-old children whose families were on TANF had much lower cognitive scores than children not on the program.
The mainstream media’s love-to-hate relationship with Sarah Palin rages on, as they dissect the recently released emails from her time as Alaska’s Governor. The sheer number of emails, more than 24,000, was supposed to offer an unheard-of glimpse into the intricacies of her time as Governor.
A year and a half ago, President Barack Obama had no kind words for Wall Street. However, as he enters his re-election campaign, the President begins by courting the very people he called “fat cats.”
Many in the mainstream media were eagerly anticipating the release of Sarah Palin’s emails, hoping to find some scrap of embarrassing information on the former Governor of Alaska. However, the 24,199 emails largely showed Palin as a pragmatic leader focused on her State.
Claims for unemployment benefits in the United States continue to rise, perhaps indicating that the government has not done enough to lift the country out of the recession.