Press Releases

 

Wednesday
Nov122008

Net Right - Can the Mammoth Be Saved?

Such As The Mammoth: Yet another great cartoon from William Warren

 

How History Is Our Fortune Teller: The Republican party is suffering from the same putrid disease plaguing it since well before its losses in the 2006 elections. The disease is called Liberalism and it has thoroughly infested the party.

 

Trying To Put The Final Nail In The Coffin: Senator John McCain may have lost this week, but make no mistake: Conservatism did not.

 

Sarah Palin -- A Post-Election Tribute: It is now a cliche: I was going to vote for John McCain because he was the lesser of two evils, but then he picked Sarah Palin and I was jazzed.

Tuesday
Nov112008

Office of Congresswoman Shea-Porter - Statement Honoring Veterans Day

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Shea-Porter released the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day, observed tomorrow:

 

“Veterans Day is a time to honor our veterans and recognize their tremendous sacrifice for our great country. From the beaches of Normandy and Iwo Jima, to the battlefields of Korea and Vietnam, to the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan, our veterans have made immense sacrifices for our country and we are all truly grateful.

 

“However, saying “thank you” is not enough. Sadly, we have failed to fulfill President Lincoln’s call to “care for him who shall have borne the battle.” There are more than 23 million veterans in America right now, many of whom are struggling with post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, and other chronic health issues as a result of their service. Here in New Hampshire, many of our 130,000 veterans are forced to travel out of state because we are the only state without access to full-service healthcare.

 

“This treatment of our veterans is appalling and shameful. These dedicated men and women answered their country’s call. Our nation’s military heroes should not also be forced to fight for the healthcare and benefits they were promised. My greatest priority in Washington is to make sure that we as a nation live up to our responsibilities to our veterans.

 

“We owe our veterans more than one day of recognition each year; we owe them a lifetime of gratitude. We owe our veterans more than platitudes about “supporting the troops”; we owe them a demonstration of our support through our actions. We owe our veterans far more than words of thanks; we owe them our respect, care, and support.”

 

Tuesday
Nov112008

Begala and Gerson to Discuss Global Challenges Facing Obama Transition Team

Forum to Discuss Global Challenges Facing Obama Transition Team

Transition Advisors from Previous Administrations Examine How President-Elect Obama

Will Tackle National Security and Foreign Policy Challenges

 

Who & What: The Center for U.S. Global Engagement will hold a high-level discussion of the presidential transition and its implications for foreign policy decision-making in the next Administration featuring Paul Begala, Senior Transition Advisor and Counselor to President Bill Clinton, and Michael Gerson, Senior Policy Advisor and Chief Speechwriter to President George W. Bush. The program will be moderated by Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor and Anchor of PBS’ “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” and webcast live at www.usglobalengagement.org.

 

The event is the capstone of the Center’s bipartisan Impact ’08: Building a Better Safer World initiative calling on the presidential candidates “to revitalize America’s moral and pragmatic leadership by making greater investments in our diplomatic and development programs.” During the 2008 election, both Barack Obama and John McCain answered Impact ’08’s call, incorporating into their national security strategies a “smart power” approach that augments a strong defense with new investments in our civilian-led tools of diplomacy and development. President-elect Obama has committed to the most in-depth and far reaching platform embracing “smart power” of any candidate in history.

 

When: Thursday, November 13, 2008

9:00am – 10:30pm (Breakfast will be served)

 

Where: Mayflower Hotel, Grand Ballroom

1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

 

Tuesday
Nov112008

DHHS and Breathe NH Offer Free Screening for COPD

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Breathe NH are working together to raise awareness about the fourth leading killer in New Hampshire and the US, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a serious lung condition that often develops in people who have risk factors such as being a current or former smoker or who have worked around chemicals. It’s sometimes referred to as chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. Both organizations are teaming up with the national Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Foundation to offer the State’s first ever-free health screening targeting COPD. Anyone can be tested as part of this effort.

 

The free, non-invasive screening is being conducted Sunday, November 16, 2008 from 10 AM – 3 PM at the Puritan Conference Center, 245 Hooksett Road in Manchester. In addition to the screening, there will also be health presentations and exhibits and a flu shot clinic. For more information about COPD and the event visit www.breathenh.org.

 

DATE November 16, 2008

 

10 AM – 3 PM

 

EVENT Free Health Screening for COPD

 

WHERE Puritan Conference Center

 

245 Hooksett Rd

 

Manchester, NH

Tuesday
Nov112008

Daily Grind: Palin Still Dangerous

Trying to Put the Final Nail in the Coffin
Liberals attack Sarah Palin still for one reason alone: She’s dangerous.

From the Brink of Extinction
In William Warren’s latest cartoon, scientists may be able to thaw the GOP from extinction.

ObamaCorps
President-elect Obama wants to dramatically expand programs like AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps.

Swing Voters Don't Want Big Government
Pat Toomey lays out a case for limited government.