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“A rendezvous with destiny” is a useful reference in discussing the 2012 Democratic Party Convention, opening in Charlotte, North Carolina. President Barack Obama faces no challenge to renomination for a second term, but the fall election provides a decisive test following his remarkably swift rise to the White House.
The opening of the 2012 Republican National Convention provides an opportunity to emphasize how party conventions have changed. These assemblies used to select candidates, but for more than a half century have just confirmed them.
“We want to make sure that we preserve and protect Medicare,” Mitt Romney declared on Aug. 13 in Florida, a crucial state where the senior citizens population is disproportionately large.
“It's too emotional for me,” declared Ken Edgett of Malin Space Science Systems while looking at new images from Mars. Malin operates the video camera of aptly named Curiosity, the laboratory on wheels which gently touched down on the planet on Sunday, Aug. 5.
Did the Obama presidential campaign stage manage Mitt Romney's foreign policy trip to Britain, Israel and Poland? Of course not, but then they didn't have to.
“Greed is good,” declared corrupt out of control investment banker Gordon Gekko in the hit film “Wall Street.” However, the Bible, Shakespeare and other influential sources argue to the contrary.
Strange things are happening in North Korea, which is nothing new. This time, however, developments apparently reflect divisions within the leadership of the isolated totalitarian regime. Conceivably, this could spark a renewed Korean War.
In a surprise July 7 visit to Kabul, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that Afghanistan and the United States are now formal allies. This new relationship goes beyond the long-term multilateral effort to stabilize the troubled South Asia nation, under authorization from the United Nations and NATO.
Americans need jobs, and Europeans are coming to the rescue. Airbus, begun as a European consortium, controls much of the global aircraft market. On July 2, the company announced a new assembly plant will be located in Mobile Alabama.
“A clear and present danger,” is how the government of Turkey formally and publicly describes the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
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