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The US Ebola Response by the Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Last month, President Barack Obama outlined his strategy for helping West Africa contain the spread of the highly contagious disease Ebola during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. In remarks during the trip, he outlined what the US is doing to control the epidemic in the nations most affected: Liberia, Sierra Leone and […]

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10 STEM Worker Immigration Initiatives on hold during Border Crisis

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While the battle of dealing with tens of thousands of undocumented central American immigrants continue, STEM immigration initiatives stall

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White House report agrees Data Collection Overhaul is Needed

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It’s been a little over three months since President Obama‘s major speech earlier this year where he promised to inquire into federal data collection. This Thursday, his White House counsel John Podesta (full disclosure: an old co-worker of mine) released the results of a 90-day survey of government and private sector data collection practices . In sum, the […]

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Kerry Washington on SNL: On African Americans’ unconditional high Obama approval rating

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So, after some decent feedback on my Bethenny Frankel/Omarosa video log last week,  I’m back at it again. I think I like the idea of doing a quick 5-10 minute video response/rant about a popular pop culture or political topic in the news as a deeper dive to the 140 characters-at-a-time exchanges I have had with friends and […]

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Happy Milestone Birthday: 40 Accomplishments & 40 Bucket List Items

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Well, I’ve been blessed to reach a milestone birthday! The big 4-0, today!! I decided not to lament over the fact I failed to make it on anyone’s “40 under 40” list in time. Poooh! Instead of wallowing in self pity and despair over reaching middle age, I decided to instead come up with a […]

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Elected Officials & Pedigree: Do Voters Prefer the Average Joe or Someone Smarter Running the government?

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In September 2009, Scripps News reported that 5 percent of the members Congress were serving without having a college degree, which is not required by the Constitution, but is often assumed. “According to the Congressional Research Service,” the outlet reported. “Twenty-seven House members and one senator currently serve without a college degree.” “College degree credentials are becoming so […]

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First Lady’s SOTU Guest Box to feature current and future tech leaders

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Tonight, is President Obama‘s first State of the Union address during his second term in office. Prognosticators and pundits are hypothesizing what the themes will be. Traditionally, you can tell what the speech will focus on by studying those who have been invited to seat in the First Lady’s box during the address. This time is no […]

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Inauguration: The Obamas captured looking like the average smartphone-addicted family (PHOTOS)

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Yesterday was the 57th presidential inauguration of the 2nd term of the 44th president of the United States Barack Obama. The day started with the president and vice-president laying a wreath at Arlington cemetery, followed by the traditional morning service at St. John Episcopal church located across the street from the White House, followed by […]

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Kerry Washington: Incredibly talented & Incredibly shrinking (PHOTOS)

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I love Kerry Washington. She is outspoken and very smart and witty. She is quite active politically and is an outspoken Democrat having stumped for President Barack Obama in  his 2012 reelection bid and original quest for office in 2008. She is known among the Hollywood and Washington DC Beltway press and makes an annual appearance […]

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