It was exactly two years ago in January 2011, that the people of Egypt finally garnered the courage to stand up against the injustice they had been enduring for 30 years, under the reigning government of President Hosni Mubarak. Within 18 days, the president succumbed to the wishes of his people by resigning and handing over interim power, to the country's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
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While thrilled at being given another four years to continue the path he had carved out for the country, President Obama's celebration was short-lived. That's because the day after being re-elected the President had to begin working on resolving what is being called a 'Fiscal Cliff' - So what is this cliff that has everybody in a tizzy and are things going to be as dire for Americans as predicted? Read on . . . .
On November 6th, 2012, an estimated 126 million Americans braved long lines to cast their vote for the candidate they believed was best suited to lead the country for the next four years. As had been expected, the race was close but by 8.30pm PST, most television networks were predicting that President Barack Obama had obtained the 270 electoral votes that he needed to be re-elected.
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Stolen into Slavery is the powerful, true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped and sold into bondage where he worked for 12 years as a slave. Now an Oscar-winning film, Stolen into Slavery is an adaptation of Northup’s autobiography for younger readers. National Geographic has created a 12 page discussion guide for talking to young readers about this book.
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Tomorrow, November 6th, millions of Americans will head to the polling booths to cast their vote for either Democrat incumbent President Obama or Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Over the last six months we have heard the candidates make so many campaign promises that it is easy to get a little confused about what each one of them has said.
Last night's debate between US Presidential candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was watched by just 53.9 million people, far less than the over 66 million that had tuned in for the first two debates. Whether it was because people are indifferent about US foreign policy or because the debate was at the same time as Monday Night Football and the seventh game of Baseball's National League Series, will never be known. But the general consensus is that the people who skipped it, did not miss much.
Yesterday evening, President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney took the stage at Long Island's, Hofstra University for the second of their three impromptu debates leading up to the November 6th election. Given that most Americans thought Mr. Romney did a much better job that his opponent in the first debate, this one was particularly crucial for the President and the Democratic Party. So how did he do? Read on!
On Thursday, October 11th, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Vice President hopeful Paul Ryan, had their one and only chance to express their views and debate on live television, about issues ranging from taxes to Medicare and Social Security.
On Wednesday night, 67.2 million Americans sat glued to their television sets for a full 90 minutes to hear the two nominees - the incumbent President Barack Obama, for the Democratic Party and Governor Mitt Romney for the Republican Party, talk about their plans for the country, if elected to be the 45th President of the United States of America.
In less than two months, Americans will head to the polls, to vote for the nation's 45th President - A crucial decision that will shape their lives for at least the next four years, if not more. Their main two choices? Current US President, Mr. Barack Obama, representing the Democratic Party and Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, for the Republican Party. So who are they and what do they represent? Read on to find out . . . .