NIE ROCKS Presidents' Day Activities
Information and activities are from KRP's The Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide and News Relief's A Plan for All Seasons both from the NIE Institute.
Presidents' Day is a federal holiday and is observe... Posted on 2/12/13 at 10:40 PM
THE NEW FORTY Apparently, I am a Betty...
I was reading an article on Huffington Post and I noticed a personality quiz that asked: Which First Lady Are You? My first inclination was aggravation that it wasn't asking me which President I was. ... Posted on 1/22/13 at 8:05 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Beyond Politics
In China, I remember explaining the concept of campaigning to my adult English students. They laughed as I walked from one to the next, energetically shaking their hands and smiling. "See class? That'... Posted on 10/19/12 at 9:54 AM
BESTFRIENDSND Greg Kontz is serving as the President
Greg Kontz is serving as the President of the Best Friends Board of Directors. Greg is not only on the Board of Directors, but supports BFMP by helping with things like handing out flyers at... Posted on 10/2/12 at 9:09 AM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and winning four more years in office despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — An aggressive President Barack Obama ripped into Mitt Romney’s economic blueprint in a town hall style debate Tuesday night, accusing his rival of favoring only a “one-point plan” to help the rich at the expense of the middle class. The Republican protested the charge was way off the mark.
DENVER — In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. “The status quo is not going to cut it,” declared the challenger.
America has almost always had two political parties — the Federalists vs. the Democratic-Republicans, the Jacksonian Democrats vs. the Whigs, and the modern Democrats vs. Republicans — but when the 26th president didn’t support the way his successor was running the country, he founded his own party.
TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House in a rousing Republican National Convention finale Thursday night, proclaiming America needs “jobs, lots of jobs” and promising to create 12 million of them in perilous economic times.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was walking on the beach near his $12 million home in La Jolla, Calif., when he saw a young man smoking marijuana and drinking. He went up to the man, demanding he stop both activities.
D.C. Coston was “thrilled and excited” after being appointed Dickinson State University’s president Thursday. The State Board of Higher Education voted him into the position during a meeting held via conference call Thursday morning.
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