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Presidential Weekly Address: Congress Should Do its Job and Pass a Serious Budget

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Washington, DC… Hi, everybody. Yesterday, we learned that our businesses created another 118,000 new jobs in September. That makes 67 straight months of job creation, and 13.2 million new jobs in all. But we would be doing even better if we didn’t have to keep dealing with crises in Congress every few months. And especially […]

Mass Shooting At Umpqua Community College

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Roseburg, OR…According to Oregon State Police as many as 20 injured and multiple casualties at Umpqua Community College as the result of a mass shooting. The initial reports started coming in before 10:45am.

Forbes Announces 34th Annual Forbes 400 Ranking Of The Richest Americans


New York, NY…The combined wealth of Forbes’ 2015 ranking of the richest people in America, “The Forbes 400” (p. 130 of the October 19, 2015 Forbes magazine issue), is $2.34 trillion, up from $2.29 trillion in 2014 and the highest ever. The average net worth of a Forbes 400 member is an astounding $5.8 billion, […]

Governor Brown Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declarations for Valley and Butte Fire Recovery Efforts


Sacramento, CA…In letters to President Barack Obama, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today requested Presidential major disaster declarations for the state following the Valley Fire and Butte Fire, which have scorched more than 145,000 acres, taken lives and destroyed thousands of homes and structures. A Presidential Major Disaster Declaration triggers the release of federal funds […]

Governor Walker Exits 2016 Presidential Race


Madison, WI…Governor Walker’s statement on exiting the race for the Whitehouse. “As a kid, I was drawn to Ronald Reagan because he was a Republican and a conservative. But most of all, I admired him because of his eternal optimism in the American people. That thought came into my head when we were all standing […]

Weekly Presidential Address: It’s Time for Congress To Pass a Responsible Budget

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Washington, DC… Remarks of President Barack Obama, “Hi, everybody. It’s hard to believe, but it was seven years ago this week that one of Wall Street’s biggest investment banks went bankrupt, triggering a meltdown on Wall Street and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. And in the months that followed, millions of Americans […]

USDA Offers Help to Fire-Affected Farmers and Ranchers


Washington, DC…The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers affected by the recent wildfires in Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington State that USDA has programs to assist with their recovery efforts. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) can assist farmers and ranchers who lost livestock, grazing land, fences or eligible trees, bushes […]

Apple Introduces iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus


San Francisco, CA…Apple® today announced iPhone® 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, adding a powerful new dimension to iPhone’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ interface. The new iPhones introduce 3D Touch, which senses force to enable intuitive new ways to access features and interact with content. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature Retina® […]

DOD Comments On Iraq Conducting First Counter-ISIS Air Operations Using F-16s


Washington, DC…”Today the Government of Iraq announced that Iraq has conducted its first counter-ISIL air operations using F-16 fighter aircraft. We commend the Iraqi Air Force for its successful use of this cutting edge aircraft ‎in the international campaign to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL. The first four aircraft purchased by the Government were delivered […]

Martin Luther King Jr. On Labor

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. by James Stanford

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

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