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Gates Accepts ‘Dont Ask, Don’t Tell’ Proposal

The Department of Defense announced Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has accepted the proposed amendment that would overturn the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that restricts gay men and women from serving in the military. However, according to a statement released today by Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell, Gate’s only …

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FAA Issues Flight Advisory for Obama’s Travels

President Barack Obama is planning to visit his hometown for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Some individuals have been criticizing his decision to leave town instead of going to the Tomb of the Unknown soldiers to honor veterans on the national holiday. Regardless, TSA and the FAA are working to ensure …

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Driving the Economy: National Small Business Week

President Barack Obama proclaimed May 23-29, 2010 as the 47th annual National Small Business Week. This year, around 27.2 million small businesses in the country are being honored. During the midst of one of the worst economic recessions in our history, this week is a reminder that small-business owners are …

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James Cole to Take Key Administration Post

President Barack Obama on Friday made an announcement about his intention to nominate James M. Cole as deputy attorney general for the Department of Justice. “James brings with him exceptional experience, both as a lawyer in private practice and as a government official with over a decade of service at …

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Public Called to Help ‘Change the Game’ in Cybersecurity

Americans navigate cyberspace on a day-to-day basis, and in turn, the vulnerability to cyber attacks is inevitability increasing. According to President Barack Obama, America’s economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity. That’s why a new web forum was launched to call for discussion on how to “change …

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Next TSA Assistant Secretary: Third Time’s a Charm?

President Barack Obama is set to nominate John Pistole as the next TSA assistant secretary. This is Obama’s third nomination for this position as the first two nominees withdrew their nominations after running into confirmation issues. Pistole is currently the deputy director of the FBI and has held this position …

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Federal Government Hiring Reform

Federal government recruitment and hiring will be revamped and updated. Yesterday, May 11, 2010 President Obama signed a memorandum calling for federal government hiring reform. The memo calls for removing the essay-style questions in the application process because of the lengthiness they present. It also called for increased involvement in …

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Stephanie Cutter Named Assistant to President for Special Projects

Stephanie Cutter has been named the Assistant to the President for Special Projects. Cutter was placed in this position April 22, 2010. Her duties will include advising the President on communications and outreach initiatives, specifically with the recent health insurance reform. Cutter, founder of The Cutter Media Group, LCC, has …

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Obama Makes Speech on Wall Street

President Obama gave a speech to financial leaders on Wall Street this morning at Cooper Union in New York. A crowd of around 700 people were present, however, the speech was also broadcast live on whitehouse.gov. The goal of today’s speech was to bring to mind the need for financial …

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Obama Names Woodson as Pentagon’s Top Doctor

President Obama has named Jonathan Woodson, a one-star general in the Army Reserve, the Pentagon’s top doctor. Woodson currently works at Boston University School of Medicine as an associate professor of surgery and as the associate dean. Woodson has deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Saudi Arabia, and Central America. He …

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