White House qualifications to be Secretary of Defense Well, Margaret, I would like to suggest the ultimate doormat, Hillary Clinton. She just loves that doormat stuff. She has a lifelong record confirming this. Another "choice" could be Pee Wee Herman. I mean, he almost got the position of "Secretary of ... 11/28/2014 - 1:05 pm | View Link
Vladimir Putin's first tweet congratulates President Obama after White House re-election Revisiting your first tweet can be embarrassing, even more so if you're in the midst of an international crisis reminiscent of the Cold War and your name is Vladimir Putin. The Russian ... a second term in the White House in November 2012. 03/20/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
White House welcomes start of Cyprus peace talks The United States congratulates the two leaders for the courage and vision that enabled them to reach agreement on this important statement, which embodies key principles to guide their further work,” the White House ... response to a Greece-backed ... 02/12/2014 - 2:17 am | View Link
White House congratulates Greece on elections The statement from the press secretary called on Greece to quickly form a new government that can make "timely progress" on the economic challenges facing the Greek people. The White House called on Greece to remain in "the euro area while respecting a ... 06/17/2012 - 6:19 pm | View Link
White House congratulates Greece on elections, calls for 'timely progress' WASHINGTON — The White House is congratulating the Greek people for holding that country's election in difficult times. The statement from the press secretary called on Greece to quickly form a new government that can make "timely progress" on the ... 06/17/2012 - 5:53 pm | View Link
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2014: Year in Review for the White House Initiative on ... This blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on December 23, 2014. In 2014, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders ... 01/2/2015 - 7:52 am | View Website
Government Formation in Kosovo We congratulate Kosovo on the constitution of its Assembly and formation of its government -- the first democratic transition of political authority ... 12/9/2014 - 3:59 pm | View Website
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A California man suing the Boy Scouts of America over sexual abuse suffered at the hands of a volunteer Scout leader was so scarred by the incident that he once threw up outside a Taco Bell when he saw someone who looked like the man, he testified in the opening day of a civil trial.
The 20-year-old man, who was 13 when he was molested in 2007, told jurors Monday that shortly after the abuse he secretly taped the Scout leader making a partial confession because it was "a 13-year-old's word against a Scout leader, an adult." Then, he dropped out of baseball — which had been his passion for seven years — stopped hanging out with friends and eventually enrolled in a home school program after the Scout leader began showing up in a parked car outside his high school.
"I felt scared.
Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter.
Police shot the teenager early Monday morning after they say she struck and injured an officer with a stolen car.