|Noting the long lines and voting glitches that plagued the 2012 election, President Obama pushes voting reform recommendations developed by a presidential commission.
Gov. Bobby Jindal shared his thoughts and opinions on a wide range of topics with the media for over an hour at the Baton Rouge Press Club yesterday. Here are some of the subjects he addressed during his time at the podium:
Will Jindal run for president?
The governor said he is still undecided about whether he will seek the presidency, though he reminded the audience that he had recently formed a conservative nonprofit, called America Next, which is focused on a national public policy agenda.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his staff are in hot water as they try subdue political damage spurned by some emails and texts given to reporters on Wednesday (Jan. 8). Those messages reveal that one of Christie's top aides ordered the closing of two lanes on the busy George Washington Bridge to punish a local mayor who didn't endorse Christie in the recent governor's race.
"The closing of the lanes, during four days in September, caused massive gridlock on the bridge, linking Fort Lee, N.J.
Amid the backdrop of a looming local election season, the Presidential Commission on Election Administration met in Center City to discuss how to improve current election policies.
The commission, which is co-chaired by 1974 College graduate Benjamin Ginsberg and was established in March, held a public hearing on Wednesday at the Philadelphia Convention Center, at which directors of state election bodies from the east coast testified about their home state’s electoral practices.
Speakers at the PCEA meeting discussed a range of issues, from methods of preparing for a natural disaster to the use of electronic voting systems.
JOHNSTON, R.I., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following this week's release of a U.S. presidential report from the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, FM Global, one of the world's largest business property insurers, urges property owners to take active measures now to help prevent potential storm losses as the peak of hurricane season approaches.
"A big lesson from Hurricane Sandy is that remaining resilient during natural disasters is essential in order for businesses and communities to overcome nature's forces and be able to recover quickly," said Brion Callori, senior vice president, engineering and research, FM Global.
There has much debate, especially in conservative circles, about a national sales tax or a value added tax as a way to raise significant revenue for the federal government while reducing its reliance on personal and corporate income taxes, if not eliminating them altogether.