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I nearly missed hearing him. Attending the national speakers conference during a particularly complicated and challenging week, I decided to skip the luncheon in order to gain two hours to tackle mounting e-mails and deadline work. But a persistent inner voice reminded me that I should take advantage of the conference. After all, why had…

Perriello pushes middle ground on health reform

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Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello is joining with a group of fellow freshmen Members of Congress in pushing for key changes to the health care reform proposals currently in the House. The group is urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to adopt proposals, including deficit neutrality, interstate competition, tort reform, and…

Obama on Iranian nuclear facility

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Statements by President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Iranian nuclear facility: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning. We are here to announce that yesterday in Vienna, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France presented detailed evidence to the IAEA demonstrating that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been…

Remarks from President Obama to the UN General Assembly

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United Nations Headquarters New York, N.Y. THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to address you for the first time as the 44th President of the United States. (Applause.) I come before you humbled by the responsibility that the American people have placed upon me,…

Kaine: State needs line of credit to meet unemployment obligations

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Gov. Timothy M. Kaine on Tuesday filed a request with the U.S. Department of Labor for a repayable advance of $252 million from the Federal Unemployment Account to meet the obligations of the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Program through December 2009. With increased demand for benefits and reduced employer contributions to the state’s unemployment insurance trust…