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Poker Photo Flushes McCain’s Pastime Into the Open

Posted on 09/5/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsThere was Secretary of State John Kerry, briefing members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on using military force in Syria. And there, as the hearing wore on, was Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) passing time by playing poker on his iPhone as Kerry talked. From behind McCain, an eagle-eyed photographer for the Washington Post snapped a photo of what she saw, which was soon dispatched  to the rest of the world via the Internet, triggering a virtual tidal wave of reaction. McCain …

Richard Nixon’s Last Epithet

Posted on 08/23/2013 by |In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsAs the Senate Watergate Committee was turning up the heat on President Richard M. Nixon and his closest associates in 1973, chairman Sam Ervin, a North Carolina Democrat, became something of a national folk hero. At his death in 1985, one newspaper remembered him as “a latter-day Diogenes bent on finding the truth in an era of Watergate lies.” But to Nixon, the courtly, 76-year-old Ervin was something else altogether. “The president of the United States can’t be kicked around …

Hatch: Why the Serve America Act is Such a Good Bill

Posted on 03/26/2009 by |General News | Comments

VolunteeringSpecial Guest Blog Posting for shAARPsession By Senator Orrin Hatch The Serve America Act is truly a bipartisan piece of legislation that enjoys widespread support. I would like to take a few minutes to tell you why it is such a good bill. First, this bill is 100 percent voluntary. No one in our nation is compelled to give service, and this bill upholds that tradition. What the legislation will do is provide new and expanded opportunities for people who …

Mikulski: A New Spirit of Service

Posted on 03/25/2009 by |General News | Comments

VolunteeringSPECIAL GUEST BLOG FOR SHAARPSESSION BY SENATOR BARBARA A. MIKULSKI: “There is a new, invigorated spirit of service in the United States of America. Americans everywhere are looking to serve and give back to their country. They want to know how they can give and how they can help. They want to be part of an effort to improve society. “Last month, more than 9,700 applications were submitted to AmeriCorps, more than triple the amount of applications submitted at the …