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National News for March 8 - 21

By Miriam Ragen | March 21, 2008, midnight | In National »

March 8 - Hearing damage is the primary reported disability of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). The VA predicts that about 70,000 of the 1.3 million soldiers who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan receive disability payments for tinnitus, a ringing in the ears, and over 58,000 more receive money for other hearing problem. The United States Army has announced plans to strengthen the efforts to protect soldiers from hearing loss.


Donna Edwards

By Emily Hsiao | March 15, 2008, midnight | In National »

Political Party: Democratic Current Position: Public interest advocate; community activist; lawyer; Executive director of The Arca Foundation, 2000 – present District: Four Political Experience: First executive director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence; executive director for the Center for a New Democracy


National News Feb. 23 - March 7

By Miriam Ragen | March 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

March 4 - Senator John McCain won the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential race by getting more than the 1,191 convention delegates. Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was the last Republican challenger to concede. Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are neck and neck as each tries to secure the Democratic nomination.


National News for Feb. 9 - 22

By Miriam Ragen | Feb. 22, 2008, midnight | In National »

Feb. 20 - A complete lunar eclipse occurred, an event that will not happen again until 2010. Near the moon, Saturn and the star Regulus were visible.


National News Jan. 26 - Feb. 8

By Miriam Ragen | Feb. 9, 2008, midnight | In National »

Feb. 7 - Sixty-two people in connection with the Gambino family, one of the largest organized crimes groups in the United States, were indicted and 54 are in custody. The charges range from murder to extortion and theft of union pension funds. The arrests came after many years of investigations that have connected some of the alleged criminals to murders and other crimes from as early as the 1970s. Arrests were simultaneously made in Italy in conjunction with this case.


Peter James

By Emily Hsiao | Feb. 5, 2008, midnight | In National »

Political Party: Republican Current Position: Businessman, computer consultant District: Four Political Experience: Ron Paul Campaign activist


Michael Moshe Starkman

By Emily Hsiao | Feb. 5, 2008, midnight | In National »

Political Party: Republican Current Position: Moshe Technologies, Owner; Montgomery County Young Republicans, President; Maryland Club Developments of Young Republicans, Vice President District: Four Political Experience: Jeff Stein's campaign team during the 2006 U.S. Congress for Maryland's Eighth District, campaign manager


Albert R. Wynn

By Emily Hsiao | Feb. 5, 2008, midnight | In National »

Political Party: Democratic Current Position: Congressional Representative, 1992-Present District: Four Political Experience: Congressional Representative, 1992-Present


National News for Jan. 12 - 25

By Miriam Ragen | Jan. 25, 2008, midnight | In National »

Jan. 22 - The Department of Homeland Security plans to require identification at the Canadian and Mexican borders starting on Jan. 31. A driver's license or a declaration of citizenship will no longer be sufficient for passing between Canada and the United States. This goes against a bill passed by Congress after Sept. 11 that says extra identification cannot be required. The bill is supposed to go into effect in June 2009.


Rudy Giuliani

By Ya Zhou | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Rudy Giuliani dropped out of the presidential race on Jan. 30, 2008 after the Florida primary.


John McCain

By Alisa Lu | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Political Party: Republican Current Position: U.S. Senator from Arizona State: Arizona Political Experience: Director at the Navy Senate Liaison Office, 1977-1981; U.S. Representative from Arizona's First District, 1983-1987; U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1986-present


Fred Thompson

By Ya Zhou | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Editor's Note: Fred Thompson dropped out of the presidential race on Jan. 22.


Duncan Hunter

By Ya Zhou | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Editor's Note: Duncan Hunter dropped out of the presidential race after the Nevada caucus on Jan. 19.


Hillary Clinton

By Sophie Schwadron | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Political Party: Democrat Current Position: U.S. Senator State: New York Political Experience: First Lady of Arkansas, 1979-1981, 1983-1993; First Lady of the U.S., 1993-2001; U.S. Senator, 2001-present


Bill Richardson

By Kiera Zitelman | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Editor's Note: Bill Richardson dropped out of the presidential race after the New Hampshire primary on Jan. 10.


Chris Dodd

By Sophie Schwadron | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Editor's Note: Chris Dodd dropped out of the presidential race after the Iowa caucus on Jan. 3.


Dennis Kucinich

By Kiera Zitelman | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Editor's Note: Dennis Kucinich dropped out of the presidential race on Jan. 25.


Mitt Romney

By Alisa Lu | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Editor's Note: Mitt Romney dropped out of the presidential race on Feb. 7 after the Super Tuesday primaries.


Barack Obama

By Kiera Zitelman | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Political Party: Democratic Current Position: Senator State: Illinois Political Experience: Illinois State Senator, 1997 – 2004; Senator from Illinois, 2004 – present


John Edwards

By Sophie Schwadron | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Editor's Note: John Edwards dropped out of the presidential race on Jan. 30, 2008.


Mike Gravel

By Kiera Zitelman | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Political Party: Democratic Current Position: Senator State: Alaska Political Experience: Alaska House of Representatives, 1963 - 1966; Speaker of Alaska House of Representatives, 1965 - 1966; Senator from Alaska, 1969 – 1981; served on Finance, Interior, Environmental and Public Works committees and chaired the Energy, Water Resources, Buildings & Grounds and Environmental Pollution subcommittees


Mike Huckabee

By Alisa Lu | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Political Party: Republican Current Position: Businessman, Baptist Minster State: Arkansas Political Experience: Governor of Arkansas, 1996-2007


Joe Biden

By Sophie Schwadron | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Editor's Note: Joe Biden dropped out of the presidential race after the Iowa caucus on Jan. 3.


Ron Paul

By Ya Zhou | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Political Party: Republican Current Position: Congressional Representative (since 1997) State: Texas Political Experience: Former Representative from Texas (different district), 1976-1977 and 1979-1985


Alan Keyes

By Alisa Lu | Jan. 7, 2008, midnight | In National »

Political Party: Republican Current Position: Author, Speaker, Radio Talk Show Host State: Maryland Political Experience: Ambassador to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, 1983-1985; Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, 1985-1988

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