Presidential Weekly Address: Celebrating Fifty Years of Medicare and Medicaid

Presidential Weekly Address: Celebrating Fifty Years of Medicare and Medicaid

Washington, DC… Hi, everybody. This week, there was a big birthday you might have missed. Medicare and Medicaid turned 50 years old. And that’s something worth celebrating. If one of the best measures of a country is how it treats its more vulnerable citizens — seniors, the poor, the sick — then America has a […]

Wrestler ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper Passes Away At 61

Wrestler ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper Passes Away At 61

Hollywood, CA…WWE is deeply saddened that Roderick Toombs, aka “Rowdy” Roddy Piper — WWE Hall of Famer and Intercontinental Champion — passed away today at the age of 61. WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Toombs’ family, friends and fans. Superstars remember ‘Hot Rod’ | Classic photos | Watch greatest moments “Roddy Piper was one […]

More Millennials Living With Family Despite Improved Job Market ~ Pew Research

More Millennials Living With Family Despite Improved Job Market ~ Pew Research

Washington, DC…Five years into the economic recovery, things are looking up for young adults in the U.S. labor market. Unemployment is down, full-time work is up and wages have modestly rebounded. But, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, these improvements in the labor market have not led to […]

Smithsonian and Jamestown Rediscovery Partner to Reveal Identities of Four Lost Leaders of Jamestown

Smithsonian and Jamestown Rediscovery Partner to Reveal Identities of Four Lost Leaders of Jamestown

Jamestown, VA…A team of scientists from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation at Historic Jamestowne announced the identities of four men buried within Jamestown’s historic 1608 church, the location of Pocahontas’ marriage to John Rolfe. These people, Rev. Robert Hunt, Capt. Gabriel Archer, Sir Ferdinando Wainman and Capt. William […]

Georgia Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIL

Georgia Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIL

Atlanta, GA…Leon Nathan Davis, 37, of Augusta, Georgia, was sentenced today to 15 years in federal prison by U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall of the Southern District of Georgia for attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Davis pleaded guilty […]

Lowest Initial Jobless Claims Since November, 1973

Lowest Initial Jobless Claims Since November, 1973

Washington, DC…In the week ending July 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 255,000, a decrease of 26,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 281,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since November 24, 1973 when it was 233,000. The 4-week moving average was 278,500, a decrease of 4,000 […]

Trainwreck Review: Not Quite Off the Rails ~ By Brett Bunge

Trainwreck Review: Not Quite Off the Rails ~ By Brett Bunge

Hollywood, CA…“Don’t judge me, F@#$%ers,” declares Amy Schumer via voiceover narration near the beginning of Trainwreck, after adding yet another one-night stand to her countless others. Not only does this rather blunt statement set the tone for the rest of the film, but it also asks moviegoers not to judge Ms. Schumer too harshly during […]