Monthly Archives: August 2010

North Carolina Braces For Hurricane Earl

(Carteret County, North Carolina) Coast Guard officials are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. They’re making last minute repairs to boats and putting unneeded equipment under cover. Coast Guard officials are warning anyone thinking of using the beach this holiday weekend to be extra careful. Captain Anthony Popiel of the US Coast Guard said “Especially during Labor Day, the last blast of Summer. We’re going to have a lot of visitors coming to the Crystal Coves, The Outer Banks and we really need the visitors to stay on the beach, stay out of the water and stay safe.” Continue Reading →

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Vice President Biden In Iraq For End Of Combat Ceremony

Vice President Joe Biden

According to the White House, Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Iraq to participate in a Change of Command and Change of Mission Ceremony, fulfilling the commitment made by the President in his first month in office. A White House press release says this is the Vice President’s sixth trip to Iraq since January 2009. The United States ends its combat mission in Iraq on August 31st, having drawn down to fewer than 50,000 troops from approximately 144,000 troops in January 2009. The remaining troops will advise and assist Iraq’s security forces, conduct partnered counter-terrorism operations, and protect U.S. civilians. In accordance with an agreement between the U.S. and Iraqi governments, all U.S. forces will leave Iraq by December 31, 2011. Continue Reading →

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MN Public Subsidies For Political Campaigns Is $3.9 Million – None for Dayton

Press release from the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board:

The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board distributed $3,953,090 in public subsidy payments to 365 candidates running for state constitutional and legislative office. The 365 candidates who received a public subsidy payment represent 87% of the 416 candidates who were nominated at the August 10, 2010, primary election. A list of qualifying candidates and payments is attached to this news release. Of the 476 candidates who filed for a state constitutional or legislative seat in 2010, 412 signed voluntary agreements to abide by spending limits and other conditions of the agreement required under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 10A. To qualify for a public subsidy payment a candidate must

be opposed at either the primary or general election,
appear on the general election ballot,
sign and timely file a public subsidy agreement with the Board to abide by applicable campaign expenditure limits,
and sign and timely file an affidavit of contributions stating that the candidateaccumulated a specified amount in contributions from individuals eligible to vote in Minnesota. Continue Reading →

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