Monthly Archives: November 2012

World AIDS Day Approaches, UN and White House Report on Strides

By Jim Allen, Editor NuVote Reach and Examiner.com Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A primary focus of United Nations (UN) World AIDS Day this year, observed every year on December 1, continues to be the “Getting to Zero” by 2015 … Continue reading

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High Hopes and Low Expectations for UN Climate Talks in Qatar

By Jim Allen, Editor, NuVote Reach and Examiner.com Photo Credit: UNFCC (COP 18 UN Climate Talks in Doha, Qatar) Even as most scientists say more ambitious action on global warming is needed now, expectations are low as the US and … Continue reading

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War-Torn Afghans Seek to Calm Potential Investors at Conference This Week

By Jim Allen, Editor, NuVote Reach Photo Credit: Mauricio Lima for the NY Times Efforts are underway in Afghanistan to encourage improvements in the business climate, attract foreign investment and develop trade capacity – including through the World Trade Organization. … Continue reading

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Oil and Gas Lease Sales in the Western Gulf Slated for Wednesday This Week

By Jim Allen, Editor, NuVote Reach Photo Credit:Looking Glass Animations-UK More than 20 million offshore acres will be put up for lease sale by the US Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Wednesday which account … Continue reading

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White House Uses Cyber Monday to Frame Fiscal Cliff Talks

By Jim Allen, Editor NuVote Reach and Examiner.com Photo Credit: Flickr/Michael Holden The White House has taken a consumer-focused tack as President Barack Obama prepares to enter into negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to avert the so-called “fiscal … Continue reading

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Part II: Lagging Black and Latino Students Pressurizing Politics of No Child Left Behind

By Jim Allen, Editor, Nu Vote Reach and DC Politics Examiner.com The Bush (43) administration’s 2001 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act pushes states to compete for Department of Education funding, rather than automatically receiving it based on a formula. … Continue reading

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Lagging Black and Latino Students Pressurizing Politics of No Child Left Behind

By Jim Allen, Editor, Nu Vote Reach and DC Politics Examiner.com The Virginia State Board of Education is doing its level best to deal with some of the unrealistic mandates of the President George W. Bush administration’s No Child Left … Continue reading

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