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this day in the yesteryear: US President Bill Clinton Is Acquitted (1999)

US President Bill Clinton Is Acquitted (1999)

In January 1998, President Clinton was questioned in a civil suit charging him with sexual harassment. Before the Grand Jury, he denied having an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, which turned out to be untrue. The US House of Representatives impeached Clinton on December 19, 1998, charging him with perjury and obstruction of justice. In 1999, two impeachment counts were tried in the Senate, which voted to acquit Clinton. Who is the only other US President to have been impeached? More… Discuss

The lemon Pipers Green Tambourine: Sony Music Entertainment Audio 254,184 views 6 years ago

today’s birthday: Norbert Wiener (1894)

Norbert Wiener (1894)

A child prodigy, Wiener graduated college at age 14 and earned his PhD at 18. Several years later, he joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he became a professor of mathematics. He made significant contributions to a number of areas in the field, but he is best known for his theory of cybernetics—the comparative study of control and communication in humans and machines. In an article titled “A Scientist Rebels,” Wiener urged his fellow scientists to do what? More… Discuss

this preseed for your right to know: Your complete guide to Obama’s immigration executive action – The Washington Post

How many people actually would be covered by the order?

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That depends precisely on what actions Obama announces, but the Migration Policy Institute came out with new estimates Wednesday that suggests that about 4 million undocumented immigrants would be directly affected by the action. According to the group, there are 3.71 million undocumented immigrants who have children who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

Then, 290,000 new people would join the 1.2 million young immigrants eligible for deferred deportation under the administration’s 2012 program. (Some reports suggest there could be an additional million people beyond that, but this is unclear.)


Your complete guide to Obama’s immigration executive action – The Washington Post.

this pressed: Amid landmark process for building, a tenant dispute – SFGate

unimproved interior of Rube Goldberg's apartment, 194 Gough St. San Francisco.<br />
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via Amid landmark process for building, a tenant dispute – SFGate.

this pressed for your right to know: Pelosi claims not to know ‘stupid voter’ ObamaCare architect she cited

Pelosi claims not to know ‘stupid voter’ ObamaCare architect she cited

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

Nancy Pelosi claimed Thursday she didn’t know who ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber is, after several tapes surfaced showing him gloating about how the law was written to take advantage of the stupidity of the American voter.

Problem is, Gruber’s analysis of the law was cited extensively by her office back in 2009.

Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, tried to downplay Gruber’s role during a press conference on Thursday.

via Pelosi claims not to know ‘stupid voter’ ObamaCare architect she cited.

this day in the yesteryear: Revolution in Texas (1835)

Revolution in Texas (1835)

In 1821, the US began to colonize Texas. The newly independent Mexican government, pleased with the prospering US colony, offered grants to other American promoters. By 1830, Americans greatly outnumbered the Mexican settlers. To stop the influx of Americans, Mexican troops began to police the border and close seaports. Alarmed Texans petitioned Mexico for separate statehood, to no avail. On October 2, 1835, the revolution broke out when the Mexicans asked the Texans to return what item? More… Discuss

this pressed: They Knew Our Secrets. One Year Later, We Know Theirs. | American Civil Liberties Union

They Knew Our Secrets. One Year Later, We Know Theirs. | American Civil Liberties Union.

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Seward’s Day

When William Henry Seward, Secretary of State for U.S. President Andrew Johnson, signed the treaty authorizing the purchase of Alaska from Czarist Russia for $7 million on March 30, 1867, most Americans thought he was crazy. But public opinion quickly changed when gold was discovered in the region, and its natural gas, coal, and oil reserves, in addition to its seafood and lumber industries, have proved to be far more valuable than its gold. Unfortunately, Seward did not live to see his foresight commemorated as alegal holiday in the state of AlaskaMore… Discuss

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Supreme Court caught on video! (hidden camera footage)


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WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will face intense questioning Wednesday from a House committee, as she testifies for the first time since the troubled rollout of the national health care law about its plagued enrollment website.

As GOP calls for her resignation grow louder, Sebelius will appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee and vow problems to HealthCare.gov will be fixed “as soon as possible.”

She is also expected to place blame on contractors tasked to build the website, who said last week they were not given enough time to test the technology.

“The initial consumer experience of HealthCare.gov has not lived up to the expectations of the American people and is not acceptable,” Sebelius will say, according to testimony prepared for the hearing.