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AARP, Inc., formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, is a United States-based membership and interest group, founded in 1958 by Ethel Percy Andrus, PhD, a retired educator from California, and Leonard Davis, founder of Colonial Penn Group of insurance companies.
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ABC Online is the brand name in Australia for the online services of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, managed by ABC Innovation.
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About.com, also known as The About Group (formerly About Inc.), is an Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its "topic sites," of which there are nearly 1,000.
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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
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During the war in Iraq that began in March 2003, personnel of the United States Army and the Central Intelligence Agency committed a series of human rights violations against detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Acting President of the United States is a reference to a person who legitimately exercises presidential powers even though that person does not hold the office of the President of the United States in his own right.
The Afghan Transitional Administration (ATA), also known as the Afghan Transitional Authority, was the name of a temporary administration of Afghanistan put in place by the loya jirga of June 2002.
The Agreed Framework between the United States of America and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was signed on October 21, 1994 between North Korea (DPRK) and the United States.
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The Air Force Outstanding Unit Award is one of the unit awards of the United States Air Force.
Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.
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Al-Qæda (or; القاعدة,, translation: "The Base", "The Foundation" or "The Fundament" and alternatively spelled al-Qaida, al-Qæda and sometimes al-Qa'ida) is a global militant Islamist organization founded by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several others, at some point between August 1988.
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Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.
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The Alabama Air National Guard (AL ANG) is the air force militia of the State of Alabama, United States of America.
Alan Greenspan (born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006.
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Alan Lee Keyes (born August 7, 1950) is an American conservative political activist, author, former diplomat, and perennial candidate for public office.
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Albania (or sometimes,; Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Shqipni/Shqipnia, Shqypni/Shqypnia), officially known as the Republic of Albania (Republika e Shqipërisë), is a country in Southeastern Europe.
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Albanians (Shqiptarët) are defined as an ethnic group native to Albania and neighboring countries. The term is also used sometimes to refer to the citizens of the Republic of Albania regardless of ethnicity. Ethnic Albanians speak the Albanian language and more than half of ethnic Albanians live in Albania and Kosovo. The Albanian diaspora also exists in a number of other countries.
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Alberto R. Gonzales (born August 4, 1955) was the 80th United States Attorney General, appointed in February 2005 by President George W. Bush, becoming the highest-ranking Hispanic-American in Executive Branch government to date.
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Alternative fuels, known as non-conventional or advanced fuels, are any materials or substances that can be used as fuels, other than conventional fuels like; fossil fuels (petroleum (oil), coal, and natural gas), as well as nuclear materials such as uranium and thorium, as well as artificial radioisotope fuels that are made in nuclear reactors.
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This is a list of ambassadors of the United States to individual nations of the world, to international organizations, and to past nations, as well as ambassadors-at-large.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an American international non-profit organization with the stated goals of promoting cooperation among scientists, defending scientific freedom, encouraging scientific responsibility, and supporting scientific education and science outreach for the betterment of all humanity.
The American Bar Association (ABA), founded August 21, 1878, is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) (stylized in its logo as abc since 1962) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is owned by the Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is a center-right think tank based in Washington, DC.
American Heritage was a quarterly magazine dedicated to covering the history of the United States for a mainstream readership.
American International Group, Inc. – also known as AIG – is an American multinational insurance corporation with more than 88 million customers in 130 countries.
American Presidents: Life Portraits is a 41-episode, Peabody Award-winning series produced by C-SPAN in 1999.
Americans are citizens of the United States of America.
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Andover is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States.
Andrews Field is the airfield portion of Joint Base Andrews which is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force.
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Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006) was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Texas.
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The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM Treaty or ABMT) was a treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union on the limitation of the anti-ballistic missile (ABM) systems used in defending areas against ballistic missile-delivered nuclear weapons.
Arbusto Energy (sometimes referred to as Arbusto Oil) was a petroleum and energy company formed in Midland, Texas, in 1979, for former US President George W. Bush by a group of investors which included Dorothy Bush, Lewis Lehrman, William Henry Draper III, Bill Gammell, and James R. Bath.
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Ariel Sharon (אריאל שרון;,, also known by his diminutive Arik, אַריק, born Ariel Scheinermann, אריאל שיינרמן‎; February 26, 1928 – January 11, 2014) was an Israeli politician and general who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel until he was incapacitated by a stroke.
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Arlington is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area and Tarrant County.
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Armenians (հայեր, hayer) are an ethnic group native to the Armenian Highlands.
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The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City.
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AT&T Stadium, formerly known as Cowboys Stadium, is a city-owned 85,000-seat capacity stadium with a retractable roof in Arlington, Texas, United States.
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The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceanic divisions, following the Pacific Ocean.
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pdf 107-40, codified at 115 Stat. 224 and passed as S.J.Res. 23 by the United States Congress on September 14, 2001, authorizes the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the attacks on September 11, 2001.
U.S. President George W. Bush used the term "axis of evil" in his State of the Union Address on January 29, 2002, and often repeated it throughout his presidency, to describe governments that he accused of helping terrorism and seeking weapons of mass destruction.
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Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri (أيمن محمد ربيع الظواهري, born June 19, 1951) is the current leader of al-Qaeda and a current or former member and senior official of Islamist organizations which have orchestrated and carried out attacks in North America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
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A Bachelor of Arts (BA, B.A., AB or A.B.), from the Latin artium baccalaureus or baccalarium artium is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, the sciences, or both.
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Baghdad (بغداد, Iraqi pronunciation) is the capital of the Republic of Iraq, as well as the coterminous Baghdad Province.
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Balkan Insight is a publication of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), that focuses on news, analysis, commentary and investigative reporting from southeast Europe.
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Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office.
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Barbara Pierce Bush (born June 8, 1925) is the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and served as First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
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Barbara Pierce Bush (born November 25, 1981) is the elder of the fraternal twin daughters (the other is Jenna Bush Hager) of the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.
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Bashar Hafez al-Assad (بشار حافظ الأسد., Levantine pronunciation:; born 11 September 1965) is the President of Syria, commander-in-chief of Syrian Armed Forces, General Secretary of the ruling Ba'ath Party and Regional Secretary of the party's branch in Syria.
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Battle Assembly is the term used by the United States Army Reserve to describe monthly training, where soldiers practice and perfect their military skills and maintain individual and unit readiness in the event of mobilization and deployment.
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The Battle of Basra began on March 25, 2008, when the Iraqi Army launched an operation (code-named Saulat al-Fursan, meaning Operation Charge of the Knights in Arabic) to drive the Mahdi Army militia out of the southern Iraqi city of Basra.
BBC News Online is the website of BBC News, the division of the BBC responsible for newsgathering and production.
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The BBC World Service is the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasting news, speech and discussions in 28 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays.
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Belgrade (Beograd / Београд;; names in other languages) is the capital and largest city of Serbia.
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Benjamin K. Sovacool is Director of the Danish Center for Energy Technology at AU Herning and a Professor of Social Sciences at Aarhus University.
The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of texts sacred in Judaism and Christianity.
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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.
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The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress.
Biographical works are usually non-fiction, but fiction can also be used to portray a person's life.
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Biological warfare (BW)—also known as germ warfare—is the use of biological toxins or infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi with the intent to kill or incapacitate humans, animals or plants as an act of war.
The Bixby letter is a letter sent from the United States President Abraham Lincoln to a bereaved mother of five sons who were thought to have died while fighting for the Union in the American Civil War.
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A boarding school is a school where some or all pupils study and live during the school year with their fellow students and possibly teachers or principals.
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Robert Douglas Bullock, Sr., known as Bob Bullock (July 10, 1929 – June 18, 1999), was a Democratic politician from Texas, whose career spanned four decades.
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Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole (born July 22, 1923) is an American politician who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996 and in the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969.
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Robert Clinton "Bob" Smith (born March 30, 1941) is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district from 1985 to 1990 and the state of New Hampshire in the United States Senate from 1990 to 2003.
Robert Upshur "Bob" Woodward (born March 26, 1943) is an American investigative journalist and non-fiction author.
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The Boston Herald is a daily newspaper whose primary market is Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and its surrounding area.
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a unit of the United States Department of Labor.
The Bush Doctrine is a phrase used to describe various related foreign policy principles of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.
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The Bush family is an American family that is prominent in politics and business.
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The phrase Bush tax cuts refers to changes to the United States tax code passed originally during the presidency of George W. Bush and extended during the presidency of Barack Obama, through.
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Bush v. Gore,, is the United States Supreme Court decision that resolved the dispute surrounding the 2000 presidential election.
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Bushisms are unconventional words, phrases, pronunciations, malapropisms, and semantic or linguistic errors in the public speaking of former President of the United States George W. Bush.
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A businessperson (businessman) is someone who works in business.
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C-SPAN, an acronym for Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, is an American cable and satellite television network that was created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service.
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Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada.
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California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.
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A cause célèbre (famous case, plural causes célèbres) is an issue or incident arousing widespread controversy, outside campaigning and heated public debate.
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CBC News is the division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the news gathering and production of news programs on CBC Television, Radio and online services.
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CBS News is the news division of American television and radio network CBS.
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The Center for Defense Information (CDI) was a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the U.S. Government, tasked with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT).
Chain migration has multiple meanings.
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Chemical warfare (CW) involves using the toxic properties of chemical substances as weapons.
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The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by the Tribune Publishing Company.
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The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the United States federal court system (the judicial branch of the federal government of the United States) and the chief judge of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Cincinnati is a city in and the county seat of Hamilton County, Ohio, United States.
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Civil Georgia (სივილ ჯორჯია) is a Tbilisi-based free daily news website run by Georgian NGO UN Association of Georgia.
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Clayton Wheat "Claytie" Williams, Jr. (born October 8, 1931) is an American businessman from Midland, Texas.
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The Clean Air Act is a United States federal law designed to control air pollution on a national level.
The Clear Skies Act of 2003 was a proposed federal law of the United States.
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund was a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded on January 16, 2010, by former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, to aid the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Cloture is a motion or process in parliamentary procedure aimed at bringing debate to a quick end.
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The Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.
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Common Dreams NewsCenter, often referred to simply as Common Dreams, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit U.S. based progressive news website.
Compassionate conservatism is a political philosophy that stresses using traditionally conservative techniques and concepts in order to improve the general welfare of society.
The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 — its full name was Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 — was a bill discussed in the 110th United States Congress that would have provided legal status and a path to citizenship for the approximately 12 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States.
Concealed carry or carrying a concealed weapon (CCW), is the practice of carrying a weapon (such as a handgun) in public in a concealed manner, either on one's person or in close proximity.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is a federal agency within the legislative branch of the United States government that provides budget and economic information to Congress.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), known as Congress's think tank, is a public policy research arm of the United States Congress.
Connecticut is the southernmost state in the region of the United States known as New England.
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A constitutional amendment refers to the modification of the Constitution of a nation or state.
The Contemporary Arts Museum – Houston is a not-for-profit institution in the Museum District, Houston, Texas, dedicated to presenting the contemporary art of our time to the public.
Contempt of Congress is the act of obstructing the work of the United States Congress or one of its committees.
Convair was an American aircraft manufacturing company which later expanded into rockets and spacecraft.
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The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger was an American interceptor aircraft that was built as part of the backbone of the United States Air Force's air defenses in the late 1950s.
Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as ischemic heart disease (IHD), atherosclerotic heart disease, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and coronary heart disease, is a group of diseases that includes: stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden coronary death.
A coronary stent is a tube-shaped device placed in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart, to keep the arteries open in the treatment of coronary heart disease.
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A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks.
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Crawford is a town located in western McLennan County, Texas, United States.
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The Daily Mirror is a British national daily tabloid newspaper founded in 1903.
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Dallas is a major city in Texas and is the largest urban center of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States.
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The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team located in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.
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James Danforth "Dan" Quayle (born February 4, 1947) is an American politician.
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David Howell Petraeus (born November 7, 1952) is a retired American military officer and public official.
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Osama bin Laden, the founder and head of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, shortly after 1:00 am PKT (20:00 UTC, May 1) by United States Navy SEALs of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (also known as DEVGRU or SEAL Team Six).
Decision Points is a memoir by former U.S. President George W. Bush.
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Delta Kappa Epsilon (ΔΚΕ; also pronounced D-K-E or "Deke") is one of the oldest North American fraternities with 54 active chapters across the United States and Canada.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the principal organization governing the United States Democratic Party on a day-to-day basis.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party to its right.
Dennis John Kucinich (born October 8, 1946) is a former U.S. Representative from Ohio, serving from 1997 to 2013.
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Lila Diane Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is an American television journalist.
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Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30, 1941) is an American politician and businessman who was the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, under President George W. Bush.
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The Dickey Amendment (also known as the Dickey-Wicker Amendment) is the name of an appropriation bill rider attached to a bill passed by United States Congress in 1995, and signed by former President Bill Clinton, which prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from using appropriated funds for the creation of human embryos for research purposes or for research in which human embryos are destroyed.
Disarmament is the act of reducing, limiting, or abolishing weapons.
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The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card.
Domestic violence (also domestic abuse, spousal abuse, intimate partner violence, battering or family violence) is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.
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Dorothy Walker Bush Koch, often called "Doro", (born August 18, 1959) is an American author and philanthropist.
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The dot-com bubble (also referred to as the dot-com boom, the Internet bubble, the dot-com collapse, and the information technology bubble) was a historic speculative bubble covering roughly 1997–2000 (with a climax on March 10, 2000, with the NASDAQ peaking at 5,132.52 in intraday trading before closing at 5,048.62) during which stock markets in industrialized nations saw their equity value rise rapidly from growth in the Internet sector and related fields.
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average, also called the Industrial Average, the Dow Jones, the Dow Jones Industrial, the Dow 30, or simply the Dow, is a stock market index, and one of several indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow.
Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States.
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The Dutch American ethnic group in the United States consists of people who identify with Dutch ancestry.
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EBSCO Industries is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
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The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (June 7, 2001), was a sweeping piece of tax legislation in the United States by President George W. Bush.
Ehud Olmert (אֶהוּד אוּלְמֶרְט,; born 30 September 1945) is an Israeli politician and lawyer.
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The United States Electoral College is the institution that elects the President and Vice President of the United States every four years.
George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States (2001–2009); 46th Governor of Texas (1995–2000).
Mary Elizabeth Alexander Hanford "Liddy" Dole (born July 29, 1936)Mary Ella Cathey Hanford, "Asbury and Hanford Families: Newly Discovered Genealogical Information" The Historical Trail 33 (1996) pgs.
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Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base is a joint installation shared by various active component and reserve component military units, as well as aircraft flight operations of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under the aegis of the nearby Johnson Space Center.
Embryonic stem cells (ES cells) are pluripotent stem cells derived from the inner cell mass of a blastocyst, an early-stage preimplantation embryo.
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Division A of), commonly referred to as a bailout of the U.S. financial system, is a law enacted in response to the subprime mortgage crisis authorizing the United States Secretary of the Treasury to spend up to $700 billion to purchase distressed assets, especially mortgage-backed securities, and supply cash directly to banks.
Emissions trading or cap and trade ("cap" meaning a legal limit on the quantity of a certain type of chemical an economy can emit each year) is a market-based approach used to control pollution by providing economic incentives for achieving reductions in the emissions of pollutants.
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Energy development is a field of endeavor focused on making available sufficient primary energy sources and secondary energy forms to meet the needs of society.
English Americans, also referred to as Anglo-Americans, are Americans whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in England, a constituent country of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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Enhanced interrogation techniques is a euphemism for the U.S. government's program of systematic torture of detainees by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and various components of the U.S. Armed Forces at black sites around the world, including Bagram, Guantanamo Bay, and Abu Ghraib, authorized by officials of the George W. Bush administration.
The Episcopal Church (TEC), less commonly known by its other official title, the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America (PECUSA or ECUSA), is the United States-based member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The Equal Protection Clause is part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The Executive Office of the President (EOPOTUS or EOP) consists of the immediate staff of the current President of the United States and multiple levels of support staff reporting to the President.
United States presidents issue executive orders to help officers and agencies of the executive branch manage the operations within the federal government itself.
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In the United States government, executive privilege is the power claimed by the President of the United States and other members of the executive branch to resist certain subpoenas and other interventions by the legislative and judicial branches of government to access information and personnel relating to the executive branch.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age.
The Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), commonly known as Fannie Mae, was founded in 1938 during the Great Depression as part of the New Deal.
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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is a United States government corporation operating as an independent agency created by the Banking Act of 1933.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created by Presidential Reorganization Plan No.
Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax is a United States federal payroll (or employment) tax imposed on both employees and employers to fund Social Security and Medicare—federal programs that provide benefits for retirees, the disabled, and children of deceased workers.
The Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) (also referred to by proponents as the Marriage Protection Amendment) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution which would define marriage in the United States as a union of one man and one woman.
The federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac refers to the placing into conservatorship of government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by the U.S. Treasury in September 2008.
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) is a 501(c)(3) organization with the stated intent of using science and scientific analysis to attempt to make the world more secure.
Fictionalized portrayals of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, have become common since his inauguration on January 20, 2001.
The financial crisis of 2007–08, also known as the Global Financial Crisis and 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
The first inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States took place on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.
First Lady is an unofficial title used for the wife or hostess of a male, non-monarchical head of state or chief executive.
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First lieutenant is a commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces and, in some forces, an appointment.
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The US Army Field Manual on Interrogation, sometimes known by the military nomenclature FM 34-52, is a 177-page manual describing to military interrogators how to conduct effective interrogations while conforming with US and international law.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 ("FISA") is a United States federal law which prescribes procedures for the physical and electronic surveillance and collection of "foreign intelligence information" between "foreign powers" and "agents of foreign powers" (which may include American citizens and permanent residents suspected of espionage or terrorism).
The foreign policy of the United States is the way in which it interacts with foreign nations and sets standards of interaction for its organizations, corporations and individual citizens.
Fossil fuels are fuels formed by natural processes such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms.
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The Fourteenth Amendment (Amendment XIV) to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments.
Fox News Channel (FNC), also known as Fox News, is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. As of February 2015, approximately 94,700,000 American households (81.4% of cable, satellite & telco customers) receive the Fox News Channel. The channel broadcasts primarily from studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The channel was created by Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who hired former Republican Party media consultant and NBC executive Roger Ailes as its founding CEO. It launched on October 7, 1996, to 17 million cable subscribers. It grew during the late 1990s and 2000s to become the dominant cable news network in the United States. Fox News Channel has been accused of biased reporting and promoting the Republican Party. Fox News Channel employees have responded that news reporting and political commentary operate independently, and have denied bias in news reporting.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (his own pronunciation, or) (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States.
The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), known as Freddie Mac, is a public government-sponsored enterprise (GSE), headquartered in the Tyson's Corner CDP in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia.
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Freedom Square (Georgian: თავისუფლების მოედანი Tavisuplebis moedani, pronounced), formerly known as Erivan (or Erivanskaya) or Pashkevich-Erivanskaya Square (Georgian: ერევანსკი მოედანი, Erevansk'i moedani, Russian: Эриванская площадь, Erivanskaya ploshchad) under Imperial Russia and Lenin Square under the Soviet Union, is located in the center of Tbilisi at the eastern end of Rustaveli Avenue.
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A fuel cell is a device that converts the chemical energy from a fuel into electricity through a chemical reaction of positively charged hydrogen ions with oxygen or another oxidizing agent.
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Fushë-Krujë is a town in the Krujë District in Albania.
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The Group of Eight is a governmental political forum.
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Gallup, Inc., is an American research-based, global performance-management consulting company.
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Gary Lee Bauer (born May 4, 1946) is an American politician and activist.
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The general medical examination is a common form of preventive medicine involving visits to a general practitioner by well feeling adults on a regular basis.
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA, pronounced Gee-na), is an Act of Congress in the United States designed to prohibit the use of genetic information in health insurance and employment.
Original document, single pages as PDF, 1864 The Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties, and three additional protocols, that establish the standards of international law for the humanitarian treatment of war.
George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993, and the 43rd Vice President of the United States (1981–1989).
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During President George W. Bush's two term tenure in office, some of his nominations for federal judgeships were blocked by the Senate Democrats either directly in the Senate Judiciary Committee or on the full Senate floor in various procedural moves.
The George W. Bush Presidential Center, which opened on April 25, 2013, is a complex that includes former President George W. Bush's presidential library and museum, the George W. Bush Policy Institute, and the offices of the George W. Bush Foundation.
Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education in the United States.
Georgia (საქართველო, tr. Sakartvelo) is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia.
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Georgians (tr) are an indigenous Caucasian nation and ethnic group.
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German Americans (Deutschamerikaner) are Americans who are of German descent.
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Global warming and climate change are terms for the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects.
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Globe Life Park in Arlington is a stadium in Arlington, Texas, located between Dallas and Fort Worth.
Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning television show that is broadcast on ABC.
Gore Vidal (b. Eugene Louis Vidal; 3 October 1925–31 July 2012) was an American writer (of novels, essays, screenplays, and stage plays) and a public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing.
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Government spending or expenditure includes all government consumption, investment, and transfer payments.
The Governor of Texas is the head of the executive branch of Texas's government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.
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The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the 1930s.
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The Global Recession was the general economic decline observed in world markets around the end of the first decade of the 21st century.
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The Great Society was a set of domestic programs in the United States launched by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964–65.
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A greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range.
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The Guantanamo Bay detention camp is a United States military prison located within Guantanamo Bay Naval Base,, The Independent, 29 April 2006 also referred to as Guantánamo, G-bay or GTMO (pronounced 'gitmo'), which fronts on Guantánamo Bay in Cuba.
A guest worker program allows foreign workers to temporarily reside and work in a host country until a next round of workers is readily available to switch.
The Gulf Coast of the United States includes the coasts of the Southern U.S. states that share a border with the Gulf of Mexico.
Haaretz (הארץ) (lit. "The Land ", originally Ḥadashot Ha'aretz – חדשות הארץ, – "News the Land ") is Israel's oldest daily newspaper.
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Habeas corpus (Medieval Latin translating roughly to "You should have the body") is a recourse in law whereby a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment before a court, usually through a prison official.
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On April 1, 2001, the Hainan Island incident occurred when a mid-air collision between a United States Navy EP-3E ARIES II signals intelligence aircraft and a People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) J-8II interceptor fighter jet resulted in an international dispute between the United States of America and the People's Republic of China.
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 548 U.S. 557 (2006), is a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that military commissions set up by the Bush administration to try detainees at Guantanamo Bay lack "the power to proceed because its structures and procedures violate both the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the four Geneva Conventions signed in 1949." Specifically, the ruling says that Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions was violated.
Hamid Karzai (Pashto/Persian: کرزی, born 24 December 1957) served as President of Afghanistan for almost ten years, from 7 December 2004 to 29 September 2014.
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Harper's Magazine (also called Harper's) is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts.
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Harriet Ellan Miers (born August 10, 1945) is a Republican lawyer and former White House Counsel to President George W. Bush.
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Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–53).
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Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University, and is one of the top schools of education in the United States.
Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933).
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HighBeam Research is a paid search engine and full text online archive owned by Cengage Learning (through its Gale subsidiary) for thousands of newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines, and encyclopedias in English.
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In political science, historical rankings of Presidents of the United States are surveys conducted in order to construct rankings of the success of individuals who have served as President of the United States.
History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past, particularly how it relates to humans.
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History News Network (HNN) is a project of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
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HKN, Inc., formerly known as Harken Energy Corporation, is a small American oil and gas production company, with ownership interests in other production companies.
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A hobby is a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one's leisure time.
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Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the American South, and the fourth most populous city in the United States.
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Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (28 July 1954 – 5 March 2013) was a Venezuelan politician and the President of Venezuela between 1999 and his death in 2013.
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Hurricane Katrina was the eleventh named storm and fifth hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season.
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Illegal immigration is the migration of people across national borders in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country.
Immigration to the United States is a complex demographic phenomenon that has been a major source of population growth and cultural change throughout much of the history of the United States.
Impeachment is a formal process in which an official is accused of unlawful activity, the outcome of which, depending on the country, may include the removal of that official from office as well as criminal or civil punishment.
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The Independent Media Center (also known as Indymedia or IMC) is a global open publishing network of journalist collectives that report on political and social issues.
The 123 Agreement signed between the United States of America and the Republic of India is known as the U.S.–India Civil Nuclear Agreement or Indo-US nuclear deal.
The international community is a phrase used in international relations to refer to a broad group of peoples and governments of the world.
The International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt) is an intergovernmental organization and international tribunal that sits in The Hague in the Netherlands.
The Iowa caucuses are an electoral event in which residents of the U.S. state of Iowa meet in precinct caucuses in all of Iowa's 69 precincts and elect delegates to the corresponding county conventions.
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Ipsos is a global market research company with worldwide headquarters in Paris, France.
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Iran (or; ایران), historically known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia.
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Iraq (or; العراق, Kurdish: Êraq), officially the Republic of Iraq (Arabic: جمهورية العراق; كۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia.
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The fifth president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, was internationally condemned for his use of chemical weapons during the 1980s against Iranian and Kurdish civilians during and after the Iran–Iraq War.
The Iraq disarmament crisis was one of primary issues that led to the multinational invasion of Iraq on 20 March 2003.
The Iraq Study group (ISG), was a ten-person bipartisan panel appointed on March 15, 2006, by the United States Congress, that was charged with assessing the situation in Iraq and the US-led Iraq War and making policy recommendations.
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The Iraq WarThe conflict is also known as the War in Iraq, the Occupation of Iraq, the Second Gulf War, Gulf War II, and Gulf War 2.
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In the context of the Iraq War, the surge refers to United States President George W. Bush's 2007 increase in the number of American troops in order to provide security to Baghdad and Al Anbar Province.
Governorate or provincial elections were held in Iraq on 31 January 2009, to replace the local councils in fourteen of the eighteen governorates of Iraq that were elected in the Iraqi governorate elections of 2005.
The Irish American (Gaedheal-Mheiriceánaigh) ethnic group comprises Americans who have full or partial ancestry from Ireland, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics.
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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL; الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham, Islamic State (IS), or Daesh (داعش), is a Salafi jihadist extremist militant group and self-proclaimed Islamic state and caliphate, which is led by and mainly composed of Sunni Arabs from Iraq and Syria.
Israel, officially the State of Israel (מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל; دولة إِسْرَائِيل), is a country in West Asia, situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea.
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Israel HaYom (ישראל היום, lit. "Israel Today") is an Israeli national Hebrew-language free daily newspaper, first published 30 July 2007.
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Jacques René Chirac (born 29 November 1932) is a French statesman, who served as the President of France from 1995 to 2007.
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Jalal Talabani (Kurdish: جەلال تاڵەبانی Celal Tallebanî, جلال طالباني; born 12 November 1933) is a leading Iraqi Kurdish politician who served as the sixth President of Iraq from 2005 to 2014.
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James Addison Baker III (born April 28, 1930) is an American attorney, former governmental official and statesman.
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James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century.
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Jan Crawford, is a television journalist, author, and lawyer.
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John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (born February 11, 1953) is an American businessman and politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007.
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Jenna Welch Bush Hager (born November 25, 1981) is an American teacher, author and journalist.
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Jerusalem (יְרוּשָׁלַיִם; القُدس), located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, is one of the oldest cities in the world.
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Jesus Day is a common term for the day of the March for Jesus held annually by some Christians on the Saturday before Pentecost Sunday, since the 1980s, with the purpose of "express their love for Jesus by serving their communities and worshiping their Lord in the streets of their cities." While Governor of Texas, Former President George W. Bush, signed a bill into law proclaiming June 10, 2000 to be Jesus Day, the event was observed in Austin that year.
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Jihad (جهاد) is an Islamic term referring to the religious duty of Muslims to maintain the religion.
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James Earl Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and author who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981.
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The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 ("JGTRRA"), was passed by the United States Congress on May 23, 2003 and signed into law by President George W. Bush on May 28, 2003.
Joe M. Allbaugh (born July 27, 1952) is an American political figure in the Republican Party.
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John Robert Fowles (31 March 1926 – 5 November 2005) was an English novelist of international stature, critically positioned between modernism and postmodernism.
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John Henry Sununu (born July 2, 1939) is a Cuban-born American politician.
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John Richard Kasich (born May 13, 1952) is an American politician and the 69th and current Governor of Ohio, elected to the office in 2010 and reelected in the 2014 election.
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John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State.
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John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona.
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John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829.
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John Glover Roberts Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is the 17th and current Chief Justice of the United States.
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Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director, and producer.
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José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (born 4 August 1960) is a member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE).
Joshua Brewster Bolten (born August 16, 1954) served as the White House Chief of Staff to U.S. President George W. Bush.
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JURIST is an online legal news service hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, powered by a staff of more than 60 law students working in Pittsburgh and other US locations under the direction of founding Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Professor Bernard Hibbitts, Acting Executive Director Andrew Morgan, Research Director Jaclyn Belczyk, Technical Director Jeremiah Lee, Managing Editor Alex Ferraro, Chief of Staff Kimberly Bennett and Editorial Coordinator Arjun Mishra.
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Kabul (کابل, کابل) is the capital of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as well as the largest city of Afghanistan, located in the eastern section of the country.
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Karen Parfitt Hughes (born December 27, 1956) is the global vice chair of the public relations firm Burson-Marsteller.
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Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor.
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Kenneth Brian "Ken" Mehlman (born August 21, 1966) is an American businessman, attorney, and political figure who held several national posts in the Republican Party and the George W. Bush Administration.
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Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States.
Kent Ronald Hance (born November 14, 1942) is the former Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (خالد شيخ محمد, Khālid Shaykh Muḥammad; also transliterated as Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and additionally known by at least fifty aliases, born 1964 or 1965) is an international terrorist held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba for acts of terrorism including the mass murder of civilians.
Kim Jong-il (16 February 1941/1942 – 17 December 2011) was the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly referred to as North Korea, from 1994 to 2011.
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The Kurds (کورد Kurd) are an ethnic group in the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a contiguous area spanning adjacent parts of southeastern Turkey (Northern or Turkish Kurdistan), western Iran (Eastern or Iranian Kurdistan), northern Iraq (Southern or Iraqi Kurdistan), and northern Syria (Western Kurdistan or Rojava).
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The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty, which extends the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that commits State Parties to reduce greenhouse gases emissions, based on the premise that (a) global warming exists and (b) man-made CO2 emissions have caused it.
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Andrew Lamar Alexander, Jr. (born July 3, 1940) is an American politician and the senior United States senator from Tennessee having served since 2003.
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Latin America is a region of the Americas that comprises countries where Romance languages are predominant; primarily Spanish and Portuguese, but also French.
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Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4, 1946) is the wife of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.
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Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (former NYSE ticker symbol LEH) was a global financial services firm.
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Leukemia (American English) or leukaemia (British English) is a group of cancers that usually begin in the bone marrow and result in high numbers of abnormal white blood cells.
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A levee, levée, dike, dyke, embankment, floodbank or stopbank is an elongated naturally occurring ridge or artificially constructed fill or wall, which regulates water levels.
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) social movements are social movements that advocate for the equalized acceptance of LGBT people in society.
Liberalism in the United States is a broad political philosophy centered on the unalienable rights of the individual.
Life imprisonment (also known as a life sentence, lifelong incarceration or life incarceration) is any sentence of imprisonment for a serious crime under which the convicted person is to remain in prison for the rest of his or her life or until paroled.
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Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party, who has served as a United States Senator from South Carolina since 2003, and has been the senior Senator from South Carolina since 2005.
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George W. Bush during his presidency of 8 years from 2001 to 2008 signed 56 legislations.
The Governor of Florida is the head of the executive branch of Florida's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.
The Governor of Texas is the chief executive of the U.S. State of Texas, the presiding officer over the executive branch of the Texas state government, and the commander-in-chief of the Texas National Guard, the state's militia.
Of the 44 presidents of the United States, at least half have displayed proficiency in speaking or writing a language other than English.
This is a list of nicknames of Presidents of the United States which were in common usage at the time they were in office or shortly thereafter.
Former American president George W. Bush (a.k.a. "Bushie", "Dubya") is widely known to use nicknames to refer to journalists, fellow politicians, and members of his White House staff.
The following are notable people who were either born, raised or have lived for a significant period of time in the U.S. state of Texas.
Under the United States Constitution, the President of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States.
Although many paths may lead to the Presidency of the United States, the most common job experience, occupation or profession of U.S. presidents has been lawyer.
Skull and Bones, a secret society at Yale University, was founded in 1832.
This is a list of the candidates for the offices of President of the United States and Vice President of the United States of the Republican Party of the United States.
The Lockheed EP-3 is the signals reconnaissance version of the P-3 Orion, operated by the United States Navy.
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Louisiana (or; État de Louisiane,; Louisiana Creole: Léta de la Lwizyàn) is a state located in the southern region of the United States.
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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969), a position he assumed after his service as the 37th Vice President (1961–1963).
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Mahmoud Abbas (مَحْمُود عَبَّاس,; born 26 March 1935), also known by the kunya Abu Mazen (أَبُو مَازِن), is the President of the State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority.
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A marine reserve is a type of marine protected area that has legal protection against fishing or development.
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Marvin Pierce Bush (born October 22, 1956) is the youngest son of U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Pierce, and brother of President George W. Bush, John (Jeb), Neil and Dorothy.
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Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
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The Master of Business Administration (MBA or M.B.A.) is a master's degree in business administration (management).
Median income is the amount that divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having income above that amount, and half having income below that amount.
In the United States, Medicare is a national social insurance program, administered by the U.S. federal government since 1966, currently using about 30 private insurance companies across the United States.
The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (also called the Medicare Modernization Act or MMA) is a federal law of the United States, enacted in 2003.
Memoir (from French: mémoire: memoria, meaning memory or reminiscence), is a literary nonfiction genre.
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Mexico (México), officially the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is a federal republic in North America.
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The Mexico–United States border is an international boundary running from Tijuana, Baja California, and Imperial Beach, California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east.
Michael Chertoff (born November 28, 1953) is an American attorney who was the second United States Secretary of Homeland Security under Presidents George W. Bush and (for one day) Barack Obama, and co-author of the USA PATRIOT Act.
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Michael DeWayne Brown (born November 8, 1954) served as the first Undersecretary of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EP&R), a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer and writer.
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The Middle EastArabic: الشرق الأوسط,; Armenian: Միջին Արևելք, Merdzavor Arevelk’; Azerbaijani: Orta Şərq; French: Moyen-Orient; Georgian: ახლო აღმოსავლეთი, akhlo aghmosavleti; Greek: Μέση Ανατολή, Mési Anatolí; Hebrew: המזרח התיכון, Ha'Mizrah Ha'Tihon; Kurdish: Rojhilata Navîn; Persian: خاورمیانه, khāvar-miyāneh; Somali: Bariga Dhexe; Soranî Kurdish: ڕۆژھەڵاتی ناوین, rrojhellatî nayn; Turkish: Orta Doğu; Urdu: مشرق وسطی, hashrq vsty (also called the Mid East) is a eurocentric description of a region centered on Western Asia and Egypt.
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Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area.
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Miguel Angel Estrada Castañeda (born September 25, 1961) is an attorney who became embroiled in controversy following his 2001 nomination by President George W. Bush to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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Mikheil Saakashvili (მიხეილ სააკაშვილი,; Міхеїл Саакашвілі; born 21 December 1967) is a Georgian and Ukrainian politician.
The United States Military Commissions Act of 2006, also known as HR-6166, was an Act of Congress signed by President George W. Bush on October 17, 2006.
The Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in United States presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history and strives to apply the lessons of history to the nation’s most pressing contemporary governance challenges.
Missile defense systems are a type of missile defense intended to shield a country against incoming missiles, such as intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBMs) or other ballistic missiles.
The 2003 Mission Accomplished speech gets its name from a banner that read "Mission Accomplished" displayed on the aircraft carrier USS ''Abraham Lincoln'' during a televised address by United States President George W. Bush on May 1, 2003 and the controversy that followed.
Mississippi is a state located in the Southern United States.
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Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei (محمد مصطفى البرادعى,,; born 17 June 1942) is an Egyptian law scholar and diplomat who was the last Vice President of Egypt serving on an acting basis from 14 July 2013 until his resignation on 14 August 2013.
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Mullah Mohammed Omar Mujahid (ملا محمد عمر مجاهد, Mullā Muḥammad ‘Umar Mujāhid; 1950–1962 – 23 April 2013), often simply called Mullah Omar, was the supreme commander and the spiritual leader of the Taliban.
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Monica Marie Goodling (born August 6, 1973) is a former United States government lawyer and Republican political appointee in the George W. Bush administration who is best known for her role in the controversy about possible politically motivated firings of several United States Attorneys in 2007.
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Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County.
Dr Mowaffak Baqer al-Rubaie (alternative transliterations Muwaffaq al-Rubaie and Muwaffaq al-Rubay'i) (Arabic: موفق الربيعي) is a distinguished Iraqi statesman and active civil rights campaigner.
MSN (stylized as msn) is a web portal and related collection of Internet services and apps for Windows and mobile devices, provided by Microsoft and launched on August 24, 1995, the same release date as Windows 95.
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MSNBC is an American basic cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political opinion on current events.
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The Museum of the Bible is a museum under construction in Washington, D.C. and expected to open in 2017.
Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.
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Nation-building is constructing or structuring a national identity using the power of the state.
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The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency of the United States government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents, which comprise the National Archives.
The national debt of the United States is the amount owed by the federal government of the United States.
The National Defense Service Medal is a service medal of the United States Armed Forces established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953. The medal was first intended to be a "blanket campaign medal" awarded to service members who served honorably during a designated time period of which a "national emergency" had been declared during a time of war or conflict. It may also be issued to active military members for any other period that the Secretary of Defense designates. Currently, the National Defense Service Medal is the oldest "service medal" in use by the United States Armed Forces.
The National Guard of the United States, part of the reserve components of the United States Armed Forces, is a reserve military force, composed of National Guard military members or units of each state and the territories of Guam, of the Virgin Islands, and of Puerto Rico, as well as of the District of Columbia, for a total of 54 separate organizations.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a biomedical research facility primarily located in Bethesda, Maryland.
National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs) are United States federal government documents that are the authoritative assessment of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on intelligence related to a particular national security issue.
The National Response Plan (NRP) was a United States national plan to respond to emergencies such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is an intelligence organization of the United States government, responsible for global monitoring, collection, and processing of information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes – a discipline known as signals intelligence (SIGINT).
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
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NBC News is a division of the American broadcast network NBC.
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Neil Mallon Pierce Bush (born January 22, 1955) is an American businessman and investor.
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The New Hampshire primary is the first in a series of nationwide party primary elections held in the United States every four years as part of the process of choosing the delegates to the Democratic and Republican national conventions which choose the party nominees for the presidential elections to be held the subsequent November.
New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010.
Nicholas Donabet Kristof (born April 27, 1959) is an American journalist, author, op-ed columnist, and a winner of two Pulitzer Prizes.
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The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) is a United States Act of Congress that is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which included Title I, the government's flagship aid program for disadvantaged students.
North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.
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The Afghan Northern Alliance (ائتلاف شمال), officially known as the United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan (جبهه متحد اسلامی ملی برای نجات افغانستان Jabha-yi Muttahid-i Islāmi-yi Millī barā-yi Nijāt-i Afghānistān), was a military front that came to formation in late 1996 after the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) took over Kabul.
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The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands or the Leeward Islands are the small islands and atolls in the Hawaiian island chain located northwest (in some cases, far to the northwest) of the islands of Kauai and Niihau.
Nouri Kamil Mohammed Hasan al-Maliki (نوري كامل محمد حسن المالكي.; born 20 June 1950), also known as Jawad al-Maliki (جواد المالكي) or Abu Esraa (أبو إسراء), is an Iraqi politician who was Prime Minister of Iraq from 2006 to 2014.
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National Public Radio (NPR) is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States.
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The NSA warrantless surveillance controversy ("warrantless wiretapping") concerns surveillance of persons within the United States during the collection of allegedly foreign intelligence by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) as part of the touted war on terror.
Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power station.
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a multiprogram science and technology national laboratory managed for the United States Department of Energy (DOE) by UT-Battelle.
The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) is an office in the United States Department of Justice that assists the Attorney General in his function as legal adviser to the President and all executive branch agencies.
Offshore drilling is a mechanical process where a wellbore is drilled below the seabed.
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Ohio is a state in the Midwestern United States.
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Operation Mountain Thrust was a NATO and Afghan-led operation in the war in Afghanistan, with more than 2,300 U.S., 3,300 British troops, 2,200 Canadian troops, about 3,500 Afghan soldiers and large air support.
Operation Red Wings, informally referred to as Battle of Abbas Ghar (often incorrectly called "Operation Redwing" and/or "Operation Red Wing"), was a combined / joint military operation during the War in Afghanistan in the Pech District of Afghanistan's Kunar Province, on the slopes of a mountain named Sawtalo Sar, approximately 20 miles west of Kunar's provincial capital of Asadabad, in late June through mid-July 2005.
The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana (Maarjamaa Risti teenetemärk, sometimes translated as the Order of the Cross of St. Mary’s Land) was instituted in 1995 to honour the independence of the Estonian state by president Lennart Meri.
Order of the Three Stars (Triju Zvaigžņu ordenis) is an order awarded for meritorious service to Latvia.
Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is an American politician who is the President pro tempore of the United States Senate, serving since January 2015.
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Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن,; March 10, 1957 May 2, 2011) was the founder of al-Qaeda, the organization that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks on the United States, along with numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets.
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The Oval Office is the official office of the President of the United States.
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Gun laws and policy vary considerably around the world.
Ownership society is a slogan for a model of society promoted by former United States President George W. Bush.
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Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface (support base).
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The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) (منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية) is an organization founded in 1964 with the purpose of the "liberation of Palestine" through armed struggle.
The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (originally named the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument) is a World Heritage listed, U.S. National Monument encompassing (an area larger than the nation of Germany) of ocean waters, including ten islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, internationally recognized for both its cultural and natural values as follows: "The area has deep cosmological and traditional significance for living Native Hawaiian culture, as an ancestral environment, as an embodiment of the Hawaiian concept of kinship between people and the natural world, and as the place where it is believed that life originates and to where the spirits return after death.
Parkland Memorial Hospital is a hospital located in Dallas, Texas, United States.
The Parliament of Albania (Kuvendi i Shqipërisë or short Kuvendi or Parlamenti.), formerly the People's Parliament (Kuvendi Popullor) is the unicameral parliament of the Republic of Albania.
A parody (also called spoof, send-up or lampoon), in use, is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of satiric or ironic imitation.
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The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 ((HTML); *, from the U.S. Government Printing Office (PDF) PBA Ban) is a United States law prohibiting a form of late-term abortion that the Act calls "partial-birth abortion", referred to in medical literature as intact dilation and extraction.
Patrick Joseph "Pat" Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American paleoconservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician and broadcaster.
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The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001.
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Paul Henry O'Neill (born December 4, 1935) served as the 72nd United States Secretary of the Treasury for part of President George W. Bush's first term.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.
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The Peace Companies (سرايا السلام, transcript. Sraeeaa Aalsalaam, translit. Saraya al-Salaam) frequently mistranslated Peace Brigades in US media, are an Iraqi armed group linked to Iraq's Shia community and are a revival of the Mahdi Army (JAM; جيش المهدي Jaish al-Mahdī), created by the Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in June 2003 and disbanded in 2008.
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People is a weekly American magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Time Inc. With a readership of 46.6 million adults, People has the largest audience of any American magazine.
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The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the People's Liberation Army, the armed forces of the People's Republic of China.
United States lawful permanent residency is the immigration status of a person authorized to live and work in the United States of America permanently.
Peter Baker (born 1967) is an American political writer and newspaper reporter who is the White House correspondent for The New York Times and a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. He is responsible for covering President Barack Obama and the Obama administration.
Peter Douglas Feaver (born December 17, 1961) is American professor of political science and public policy at Duke University.
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The petroleum industry includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting (often by oil tankers and pipelines), and marketing petroleum products.
The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C., that provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.
Phillips Academy Andover (also known as Phillips Academy, Andover, or PA) is a co-educational preparatory high school for boarding and day students in grades 9–12, along with a post-graduate (PG) year.
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Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan (born Piers Stefan O'Meara; 30 March 1965), known professionally as Piers Morgan, is a British journalist and television personality currently working as the US editor-at-large for Mail Online.
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The Plame affair (also known as the CIA leak scandal and Plamegate) was a political scandal that revolved around journalist Robert Novak's public identification of Valerie Plame as a covert Central Intelligence Agency officer in 2003.
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Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine.
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Commentators have discussed the likely effects of the disaster on a wide range of political issues.
George W. Bush's political positions have been expressed in public statements, and through his actions as President of the United States.
A political spectrum is a system of classifying different political positions upon one or more geometric axes that symbolize independent political dimensions.
A politician (from Classical Greek πόλις, "polis") is a person holding or seeking an office within a government, usually by means of an election, voted for either by people or by a definitive group in the government.
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Politico is a political journalism organization based in Arlington County, Virginia, that covers the issues, ideas and personalities behind politics and policy in the United States and in the global arena.
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Pope John Paul II (Ioannes Paulus II; Giovanni Paolo II), born Karol Józef Wojtyła (18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005), served as Pope from 1978 to 2005.
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A preemptive war is a war that is commenced in an attempt to repel or defeat a perceived imminent offensive or invasion, or to gain a strategic advantage in an impending (allegedly unavoidable) war.
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Prescott Sheldon Bush (May 15, 1895October 8, 1972) was an American banker and politician.
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The Presidency of Barack Obama began at noon EST on January 20, 2009, when he became the 44th President of the United States.
The United States presidency of Ronald Reagan, also known as the Reagan administration, was a Republican administration headed by Ronald Reagan from January 20, 1981, to January 20, 1989.
The President of the United States of America (POTUS) is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States.
The President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR/Emergency Plan) is a United States governmental initiative to address the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and help save the lives of those suffering from the disease, primarily in Africa.
The President's Surveillance Program (PSP) is a collection of secret intelligence activities authorized by then President of the United States George W. Bush after the September 11 attacks in 2001 as part of the War on Terrorism.
Preston Hollow is a neighborhood in north Dallas, Texas, US.
A preventive war or preventative war is a war initiated to prevent another party from acquiring a capability for attacking.
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The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the head of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom.
Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.
PRISM is a clandestine surveillance program under which the United States National Security Agency (NSA) collects internet communications from at least nine major US internet companies.
This article covers the professional life of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States.
The Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) is an institution devoted to research on the public opinion of international politics.
George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, has elicited a variety of public perceptions regarding his policies, personality, and performance as a head of state.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
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Regulatory economics is the economics of regulation, in the sense of the application of law by government or an independent agency for various purposes, such as centrally-planning an economy, remedying market failure, enriching well-connected firms, or benefiting politicians (see Regulatory capture).
A Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a regulation that requires the increased production of energy from renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal.
The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), formerly the National Jewish Coalition, founded in 1985, is a Republican political lobbying group in the United States that promotes Jewish Republicans.
The Republican Party, commonly referred to as GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
The 2000 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 2000 U.S. presidential election.
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974 when he became the only U.S. president to resign the office.
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Richard Tubb was the personal physician to President George W. Bush as well as being personal physician to Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton Administration.
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James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is an American politician who served as the 47th Governor of Texas from December 2000 to January 2015.
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Rolling Stone is a biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
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Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician, commentator, and actor, who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
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Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani (born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer, businessman, former politician, and public speaker from New York.
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Rugby union, or simply rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.
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A running mate is a person running together with another person on a joint ticket during an election.
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Ryan Clark Crocker (born June 19, 1949) is a Career Ambassador within the United States Foreign Service and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (Arabic: صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي; 28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003.
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, (born 15 October 1944) is an Albanian cardiologist and politician who served as President of Albania from 1992 to 1997 and Prime Minister from 2005 to 2013.
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Salon is a liberal, progressive news website created by David Talbot in 1995 and part of Salon Media Group.
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Same-sex marriage, also known as gay marriage, is marriage between people of the same sex, either as a secular civil ceremony or in a religious setting.
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Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. (born April 1, 1950) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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The San Diego Union-Tribune is a daily newspaper published in San Diego, California.
1906 earthquake and fire The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California, but distributed throughout the state from the Sacramento area and Emerald Triangle south to Santa Barbara County.
Sandra Day O'Connor (born March 26, 1930) is a retired associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from her appointment in 1981 by Ronald Reagan until her retirement in 2006.
Sara Taylor Fagen (born September 15, 1974, in Dubuque, Iowa) is an issue strategist that specializes in integrating data and technology.
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Scottish Americans or Scots Americans (Scottish Gaelic: Ameireaganaich Albannach) are Americans whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in Scotland, a constituent country of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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Between 2006 and 2007, Iraq experienced a high level of sectarian violence.
The September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11, September 11th, or 9/11)9/11 is pronounced "nine eleven".
Shia (شيعة Shīʿah), an abbreviation of Shīʻatu ʻAlī (شيعة علي, "followers/party of Ali"), is a denomination of Islam which holds that the Islamic prophet Muhammad's proper successor as Caliph was his son-in-law and cousin Ali ibn Abi Talib.
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Siena Research Institute (SRI) is an affiliate of Siena College, located originally in Friars Hall and now in Hines Hall on the college's campus, in Loudonville, New York, in suburban Albany.
The Sierra Club is an environmental organization in the United States.
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Skull and Bones is an undergraduate senior secret society at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
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A smear campaign, smear tactic or simply smear is a political tactic that is an unfair or untrue political attack.
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In the United States, Social Security is primarily the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) federal program.
This article concerns proposals to change the Social Security system in the United States.
Socialized medicine is a term used to describe and discuss systems of universal health care—that is, medical and hospital care for all at a nominal cost by means of government regulation of health care and subsidies derived from taxation.
South Ossetia or Tskhinvali RegionSouth Ossetia (Хуссар Ирыстон, Xussar Iryston; სამხრეთი ოსეთი, Samxreti Oseti; Южная Осетия, Yuzhnaya Osetiya)Tskhinvali Region (ცხინვალის რეგიონი, Tsxinvalis regioni; Цхинвальский регион, Tskhinvalskiy region) is a partially recognised state in the South Caucasus, located in the territory of the South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within the former Georgian SSR of the Soviet Union.
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The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives.
Spectrum 7 was an oil company started by William DeWitt and Mercer Reynolds.
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A standardized test is a test that is administered and scored in a consistent, or "standard", manner.
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In law, standing or locus standi is the term for the ability of a party to demonstrate to the court sufficient connection to and harm from the law or action challenged to support that party's participation in the case.
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The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) – now known more simply as the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – is a program administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides matching funds to states for health insurance to families with children.
The State of the Union is the address presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress, typically delivered annually.
Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide (through mitosis) to produce more stem cells.
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Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act was the name of two similar bills that both passed through the United States House of Representatives and Senate, but were both vetoed by President George W. Bush and were not enacted into law.
Malcolm Stevenson "Steve" Forbes, Jr. (born July 18, 1947) is an American publishing executive who was twice a candidate for the nomination of the Republican Party for president.
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A still life (plural still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on).
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The Treaty Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Strategic Offensive Reductions (SORT), also known as the Treaty of Moscow, was a strategic arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia that was in force from June 2003 until February 2011 when it was superseded by the New START treaty.
The U.S. subprime mortgage crisis was a nationwide banking emergency that coincided with the U.S. recession of December 2007 – June 2009.
The Sudan Tribune is an electronic news portal on Sudan and South Sudan and neighbouring countries including news coverage, analyses and commentary, official reports and press releases from various organizations, and maps.
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The Supreme Court of Florida is the highest court in the U.S. state of Florida.
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.
The Taliban (طالبان "students"), alternately spelled Taleban, is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan.
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The Taliban insurgency began shortly after the group's fall from power following the 2001 War in Afghanistan.
The Tampa Bay Times, previously named the St.
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Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn, (TQJBR), ("Organization of Jihad's Base in Mesopotamia", تنظيم قاعدة الجهاد في بلاد الرافدين), also referred to as Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) or Al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia, was an Iraqi Sunni Islamic Jihadist organization affiliated with al-Qaeda.
The United States of America is a federal republic with autonomous state and local governments.
Tbilisi (თბილისი), formerly known as Tpilisi and Tiflis, is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Mtkvari River with a population of roughly 1.5 million inhabitants.
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Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party.
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Television New Zealand, Limited (Te Reo Tātaki o Aotearoa), more commonly referred to as TVNZ, is a government-owned national broadcaster broadcasting in New Zealand and parts of the Pacific region.
The Terrorist Surveillance Program was an electronic surveillance program implemented by the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Terence Richard "Terry" McAuliffe (born February 9, 1957) is an American businessman and the 72nd Governor of Virginia.
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Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second most populous and second largest state of the United States of America.
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The Texas Air National Guard (TX ANG) is the air force militia of the State of Texas, United States of America.
The 1994 Texas gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1994 to elect the Governor of Texas.
The 1998 Texas gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1998 to elect the Governor of Texas.
Texas Monthly is a monthly American magazine headquartered in Austin, Texas.
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The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team located in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex and based in Arlington, Texas.
Texas' Nineteenth Congressional District of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the upper midwestern portion of the state of Texas The district includes portions of the State from Lubbock to Abilene.
The 4% Solution: Unleashing the Economic Growth America Needs is a 2012 non-fiction book.
The American Conservative (TAC) is a bi-monthly journal of opinion published by the American Ideas Institute.
The Atlantic is an American magazine, founded (as The Atlantic Monthly) in 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts, now based in Washington, D.C. It was created as a literary and cultural commentary magazine, growing to achieve a national reputation as a high-quality review with a moderate worldview.
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The Boston Globe is an American daily newspaper based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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The Colbert Report is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005 to December 18, 2014 for 1,447 episodes.
The Grand Rapids Press is a daily newspaper published in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.
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The Hill is a non-partisan American political newspaper published in Washington, D.C. since 1994.
The Huffington Post (sometimes abbreviated Huff Post or HuffPo) is a liberal-oriented American online news aggregator and blog, that has both localised and international editions founded by Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, Andrew Breitbart, and Jonah Peretti, featuring columnists.
The Indianapolis Star is a morning daily newspaper that began publishing on June 6, 1903.
The Kinkaid School is a PK-12 non-sectarian school in Piney Point Village, Texas, United States in Greater Houston.
The Nature Conservancy is an American charitable environmental organization, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.
The New Republic is a liberal American magazine of commentary on politics and the arts published since 1914, with major influence on American political and cultural thinking.
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The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.
The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.
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The Olympian is a McClatchy newspaper in Olympia, Washington, in the United States.
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ending on February 6, 2014.
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino is a five-diamond luxury hotel and casino resort situated between Harrah's and The Palazzo on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, United States, on the site of the old Sands Hotel.
The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper.
Time (styled within the magazine as TIME) is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City.
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Person of the Year (called Man of the Year until 1999) is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, group, idea or object that "for better or for worse...has done the most to influence the events of the year".
Tirana (Standard Tiranë; regional Gheg Albanian: Tirona) is the capital and largest city of Albania.
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Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British Labour Party politician, who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.
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Toomas Hendrik Ilves (born 26 December 1953) is the fourth President of Estonia, in office since 2006.
Tora Bora (توره بوړه, Black Cave), known locally as Spīn Ghar (سپین غر, White Mountain), is a cave complex situated in the Safēd Kōh of eastern Afghanistan, in the Pachir Aw Agam District of Nangarhar, approximately west of the Khyber Pass and north of the border of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan.
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Tort reform refers to proposed changes in the civil justice system that aim to reduce the ability of victims to bring tort litigation or to reduce damages they can receive.
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The Torture Memos is a term originally applying to a set of legal memoranda drafted by John Yoo as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States and signed in August 2002 by Assistant Attorney General Jay S. Bybee, head of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice.
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Truthout is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, progressive news organization in the United States that operates a web site and distributes a daily newsletter.
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Twins are two offspring produced by the same pregnancy.
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the United States federal government.
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The United Methodist Church (UMC) is a Methodist denomination that is mainline Protestant today.
The Charter of the United Nations is the foundational treaty of the intergovernmental organization; the United Nations.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty (currently the only international climate policy venue with broad legitimacy, due in part to its virtually universal membership) negotiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security as well as accepting new members to the United Nations and approving any changes to its United Nations Charter.
United Press International (UPI) is an international news agency, whose newswires, photo, news film and audio services provided news material to thousands of newspapers, magazines and radio and television stations for most of the 20th century.
The United States Armed Forces are the federal military forces of the United States.
United States Army Field Manuals are published by the United States Army's Army Publishing Directorate.
United States Attorneys (also known as federal prosecutors and, historically, as United States District Attorneys) represent the United States federal government in United States district court and United States court of appeals.
The United States Census is a decennial census mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, which states: "Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States...
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (in case citations, 6th Cir.) is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts.
The United States courts of appeals (or circuit courts) are the intermediate appellate courts of the United States federal court system.
The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States Government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), also known as the Health Department, is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government, created in response to the September 11 attacks, and with the primary responsibilities of protecting the territory of the United States and protectorates from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters.
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The Department is headed by the Attorney General of the United States, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Loretta Lynch.
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, reemployment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments.
The Department of the Treasury (DoT) is an executive department and the treasury of the United States federal government.
The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system.
The 2006 United States midterm elections were held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006.
The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC, also called the FISA Court) is a U.S. federal court established and authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to oversee requests for surveillance warrants against foreign spies inside the United States by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
The United States House Committee on Appropriations is a committee of the United States House of Representatives.
The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, also called the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives.
The House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress (a bicameral legislature).
United States housing prices experienced a major market correction after unsustainable valuations peaked in 2005-2006, prices of real estate then adjusted downwards causing a loss of market liquidity and subprime defaults A real estate bubble is a type of economic bubble that occurs periodically in local, regional, national or global real estate markets.
Article I, section 8, clause 4 of the United States Constitution expressly gives the United States Congress the power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization.
The United States order of precedence lists the ceremonial order for domestic and foreign government officials, military and civic leaders at diplomatic, ceremonial, and social events within the United States and abroad.
In the United States, presidential job approval ratings were introduced by George Gallup in the late 1930s (probably 1937) to gauge public support for the President of the United States during his term.
The United States presidential election of 1928 was the 36th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 6, 1928.
The United States presidential election of 2000 was the 54th quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 2004 was the 55th quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 2016, scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016, will be the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election.
The Secretary of Defense (SecDef) is the leader and chief executive officer of the Department of Defense, an Executive Department of the Government of the United States of America.
The Secretary of State is a senior official of the federal government of the United States of America heading the U.S. Department of State, principally concerned with foreign affairs and is considered to be the U.S. government's equivalent of a Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Elections for the United States Senate were held on November 7, 2006, with all 33 Class 1 Senate seats being contested.
The United States–Africa Leaders Summit was an international summit held in Washington D.C. from August 4–6, 2014.
The University of Maryland, College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland, Maryland, UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, approximately from the northeast border of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland.
The University of Texas at Austin, informally UT Austin, UT, University of Texas, or Texas in sports contexts, is a public research university and the flagship institution of The University of Texas System.
A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (also known as tertiary preparation and usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, tertiary prep, or prep school) is a secondary school, either public or private, designed to prepare students for a college or university education.
An unlawful combatant, illegal combatant or unprivileged combatant/belligerent is a combatant who directly engages in armed conflict in violation of the laws of war.
USA Today is a national American daily middle-market newspaper published by the Gannett Company.
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A vacated judgment makes a previous legal judgment legally void.
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Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (born 1 December 1937) was the sixth President of Latvia and the first female President of Latvia.
Vanity Fair is a magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast.
Vicente Fox Quesada (born 2 July, 1942) is a Mexican businessman who was President of Mexico from 1 December 2000, to 30 November 2006 under the National Action Party (PAN).
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Vladimir Arutyunian (ვლადიმერ არუთუნიანი; born 12 March 1978) is an ethnic Armenian who attempted to assassinate United States President George W. Bush and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili by throwing a hand grenade at them on 10 May 2005.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (a, born 7 October 1952) has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012, succeeding Dmitry Medvedev.
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The War in Afghanistan is the period in which the United States invaded Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks.
The War in Darfur is a major armed conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan, that began in February 2003 when the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) rebel groups began fighting the government of Sudan, which they accused of oppressing Darfur's non-Arab population.
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The War on Terror (WoT), also known as the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), refers to the international military campaign that started after the September 11 attacks on the United States.
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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.
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Waterboarding is a form of water torture in which water is poured over a cloth covering the face and breathing passages of an immobilized captive, causing the individual to experience the sensation of drowning.
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A weapon of mass destruction (WMD or WoMD) is a nuclear, radiological, chemical, biological or other weapon that can kill and bring significant harm to a large number of humans or cause great damage to human-made structures (e.g. buildings), natural structures (e.g. mountains), or the biosphere.
A welfare state is a concept of government in which the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens.
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Welsh Americans are Americans whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in Wales.
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West Texas is a vernacular term applied to a region in the southwestern quadrant of the United States that primarily encompasses the arid and semiarid lands in the western portion of the state of Texas.
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The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.
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The White House Chief of Staff is the highest ranking employee of the White House.
Willa Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873 Cather's birth date is confirmed by a birth certificate and a January 22, 1874, letter of her father's referring to her. While working at McClure's Magazine, Cather claimed to be born in 1875. After 1920, she claimed 1876 as her birth year. That is the date carved into her gravestone at Jaffrey, New Hampshire. – April 24, 1947 Retrieved March 11, 2015.) was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, including O Pioneers! (1913), The Song of the Lark (1915), and My Ántonia (1918).
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William Hubbs Rehnquist (October 1, 1924 – September 3, 2005) was an American lawyer, jurist, and political figure who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and later as the 16th Chief Justice of the United States.
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Wind power is extracted from air flow using wind turbines or sails to produce mechanical or electrical power.
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Wind power in Texas consists of many wind farms with a total installed nameplate capacity of 12,212 MW from over 40 different projects.
Wind power in the United States is a branch of the energy industry, expanding quickly over the last several years.
Winton Malcolm Blount, Jr., known as Red Blount (February 1, 1921 – October 24, 2002), was the United States Postmaster General from January 22, 1969 to January 1, 1972.
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The World Trade Center site (ZIP code: 10048), formerly known as "Ground Zero" after the September 11 attacks, is a area in Lower Manhattan in New York City.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an intergovernmental organization which regulates international trade.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
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The Xinhua News Agency (English pronunciation: J. C. Wells: Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, 3rd ed., for both British and American English) is the official press agency of the People's Republic of China.
Yahoo! Finance is a media property that is part of Yahoo!'s network.
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Yale College is the undergraduate liberal arts college of Yale University.
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The Yale Daily News is an independent student newspaper published by Yale University students in New Haven, Connecticut since January 28, 1878.
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Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.
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Yale–New Haven Hospital (abbreviated YNHH) is a 1,541-bed hospital located in New Haven, Connecticut.
Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa (محمد ياسر عبد الرحمن عبد الرؤوف عرفات; 24 August 1929 – 11 November 2004), popularly known as Yasser Arafat (ياسر عرفات) or by his kunya Abu Ammar (أبو عمار), was a Palestinian leader.
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Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (born 15 September c. 1944) is a Ugandan politician who has been President of Uganda since 29 January 1986.
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The 147th Reconnaissance Wing (147 RW) is a unit of the Texas Air National Guard, stationed at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Houston, Texas.
The 187th Fighter Wing (187 FW) is a unit of the Alabama Air National Guard, stationed at Montgomery Air National Guard Base, Alabama.
The 2000 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States convened at the First Union Center (now the Wells Fargo Center) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from July 31 to August 3, 2000.
From the mid-1980s to September 2003, the inflation-adjusted price of a barrel of crude oil on NYMEX was generally under $25/barrel.
George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States of America, delivered the 2002 State of the Union Address at the United States Capitol building on January 29, 2002.
The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially the XIX Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XIXes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) and commonly known as Salt Lake 2002, were a winter multi-sport event that was celebrated in February 2002 in and around Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
The 2005 State of the Union Address was delivered by United States President George W. Bush on Wednesday, February 2, 2005, in Washington, D.C. to a joint session of the U.S. Congress (the House of Representatives and the Senate).
The 2006 North Korean nuclear test was the detonation of a nuclear device conducted by North Korea on October 9, 2006.
The 2006 State of the Union Address was delivered by United States President George W. Bush at 9 p.m. EST (0200 UTC) on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
The 2007 State of the Union address was a speech given by United States President George W. Bush on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, at 9:13 P.M. EST.
The 2008 Kosovo declaration of independence was adopted on 17 February 2008 by the Assembly of Kosovo.
The 2008 State of the Union address was a speech given by United States President George W. Bush on January 28, 2008, at 9 P.M. EST to a joint session of Congress.
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and commonly known as Beijing 2008, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from 8 to 24 August 2008.
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The 2010 Haiti earthquake (Séisme de 2010 à Haïti; Tranblemanntè 12 janvye 2010 nan peyi Ayiti) was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne (Ouest Department), approximately west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
The 2010 World Series was the 106th edition of Major League Baseball's championship series.
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41: A Portrait of My Father is a 2014 book written by George W. Bush for his father George H. W. Bush.
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