The White House Press Office snubbed the Boston Herald on Wednesday, denying the paper full access to President Barack Obama’s fundraiser in Boston. The Press Office told the paper via email that press pool reporters are chosen by their ability to “fairly” cover the news. An article on BostonHerald.com discusses the rejection, which came after the paper ran a Mitt Romney opinion piece on the front page — more than a month before the President’s visit.
A Chinese/American joint study suggests species may not be going extinct at the high rates that have previously been estimated. An article for FoxNews.com discusses the study, which was published in the May 19 issue of the scientific journal Nature.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign unveiled T-shirts that mock the Birther movement. A political blog on ABCNews.com described the shirts. They feature Obama’s face and the slogan “Made in the USA” on the front, with a picture of the President’s recently- released long-form birth certificate on the back. One can receive this “limited edition” shirt by donating $25 to Obama’s campaign.
The next presidential election may be 18 months away, but the political world is abuzz as a diverse group of candidates on the Republican side is vying for the party’s nomination.
Sometimes, when an individual takes a nutritional supplement, the vitamins it contains are destroyed by acid in the stomach.
Senate Republicans have blocked a bill that aimed to eliminate tax subsidies for the five biggest oil companies in the United States.
Newt Gingrich has begun backpedaling following his verbal attack on Representative Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget proposal, which calls for significant Medicare reform.
The Montgomery County, Md. County Council has decided it’s not going to let budget problems stand in the way of its employees’ bedroom activities and has decided to continue paying for their little blue pills. The County Council is keeping funding for Viagra off the chopping block, despite the jurisdiction’s $300 million budget shortfall, according to an article on WashingtonExaminer.com.
The recent Great Tohoku earthquake that destroyed so much in Japan on March 11 is providing large amounts of data to scientists, and not just geologists. Thursday’s Physics blog for MIT’s TechnologyReview.com, discusses how scientists at NASA are releasing findings on atmospheric data from Japan’s earthquake and others, with startling results.
Recently, the White House released the financial disclosure forms for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The form shows that large portion of the President’s wealth is seated in Federal debt. CNN’s White House blog reported, “The President and first lady Michelle Obama had assets valued between $2.8 million and $11.8 million in 2010. And between $2 million and $10 million of their assets are invested in super-safe U.S. Treasury securities, according to the disclosure form. That’s up from $1.5 million to $6 million reported invested in Treasury notes and bills in 2009.”