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Apr 18, 2010
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Bill Clinton urges Obama to think young for Supreme Court

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While playwright George Bernard Shaw argued youth is wasted on the young, former President Bill Clinton on Sunday urged President Barack Obama to put youth high on the list of attributes for the next United States Supreme Court nominee.

“I’d like to see him (President Barack Obama) put someone in their late 40s or early 50s on the court and someone, you know, with a lot of energy for the job,” Clinton said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Mar 21, 2010

Immigration activists rally for change

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the U.S. capital on Sunday to demand immigration reform that defends the rights of foreign workers, but their voices may have been muted by Democrats’ push for a historic vote on healthcare.

Carrying signs that said “Justice and Dignity for All U.S. Immigrants” and “We just want to work,” the immigration activists filled five blocks of the National Mall. Some protesters wore T-shirts that read, “Our journey as immigrants is a journey for human rights.”

Mar 21, 2010

U.S. immigration activists rally for change

WASHINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of
protesters gathered in the U.S. capital on Sunday to demand
immigration reform that defends the rights of foreign workers,
but their voices may have been muted by Democrats’ push for a
historic vote on healthcare.

Carrying signs that said “Justice and Dignity for All U.S.
Immigrants” and “We just want to work,” the immigration
activists filled five blocks of the National Mall. Some
protesters wore T-shirts that read, “Our journey as immigrants
is a journey for human rights.”

Nov 25, 2009

U.S. stimulus funds run out for lower SBA loan fees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Small Business Administration said on Tuesday that supplemental economic stimulus funds for its two most popular loan programs have run out and new loan volumes could fall if funds are not extended.

The SBA said $375 million in Recovery Act funds for use in 7(a) and 504 loan programs were exhausted by Monday, leaving thousands of struggling but viable small businesses in limbo unless new resources can be found.

Nov 2, 2009

U.S. Treasury to borrow $276 bln in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department
said on Monday it expected to borrow a net $276 billion through
sales of marketable debt during the October-December quarter,
much less than it previously anticipated.

The fourth-quarter borrowing total was $209 billion less
than forecast in July, due in part to paydowns in a
Supplementary Financing Program that Treasury operates to raise
money to support Federal Reserve liquidity programs instituted
to revive lending after the housing market crash.

Oct 11, 2009

Obama vows to end restrictions on gays in military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, speaking on the eve of a major gay-rights march, told gay supporters on Saturday he would fight for their causes and renewed a pledge to end restrictions on their service in the U.S. military.

To a standing ovation at a dinner held by the Human Rights Campaign, a gay advocacy group, Obama said he would “end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ That’s my commitment to you.”