Gov. Walker Statement on President Obama’s Iran Speech

Madison, Wis. – Ahead of President Obama’s speech regarding Iran, Gov. Scott Walker released the below statement:

“President Obama could give 100 speeches attempting to justify his appeasement of the rogue Iranian regime, and it wouldn’t change a thing. The truth is, the Obama-Clinton bad deal with Iran jeopardizes American safety and that of our allies, especially Israel. That’s why, as president, I would terminate this disastrous agreement on day one.”

Sen. Cruz: We Should Not Rest Until We Have Done Everything in Our Power to Protect the Lives of Unborn Children

Calls for continued effort to defund Planned Parenthood

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tonight issued the following statement after S.1881, a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood, failed to reach the 60-vote threshold required for cloture:

“Last week, the Senate had an opportunity to stop the unconscionable use of taxpayer funds to murder unborn children. Instead, Republican leadership blocked a recorded vote on amendments to defund Planned Parenthood.

“Although the effort to reach cloture on a standalone bill failed tonight, this should not deter us in the fight to eliminate taxpayers’ funds being used to bankroll the abortion industry and what appears to be the ongoing criminal organization of Planned Parenthood.

“I encourage my colleagues to continue to fight to defund this organization that places more value on the sale price of babies’ body parts than it does on the sanctity of human life. We should not rest until we have done everything in our power to protect the life of unborn children. Ensuring no additional federal dollars go to the abortion industry or Planned Parenthood is a good place to start. This is why it is critical that we stand together to insist that not another dollar of our hard-earned money goes to a group profiting from the buying and selling of the body parts of babies.”

This Day in History August 6

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The opening to settlement of the Kiowa-Comanche and Apache reservations, in the southwestern part of the territory on August 6, 1901, was the superlative …
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Every October the “Great North American Bed Race” is held in this Arkansas city, where you can compete for showmanship, speed and originality for your bed.
 
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1774 Mother Ann Lee, the founder of the Shaker Movement, arrives in New York.
Late 1890s circa  Shakers Group
Late 1890s circa
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1787 In Philadelphia , the Constitutional Convention starts it’s debate.
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1819 The first private military school in the United States, Norwich University is founded in Vermont.
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Captain Alden Partridge, founder of Norwich University
1901 In the Indian territory in Oklahoma, the Kiowa land is opened up for white settlement, this brought an end to contiguous reservation.
Pintrest: Kiowa Indians circa 1898
Pintrest: Kiowa Indians circa 1898
1914 The first American to fight in WW I was Dennis Patrick Dowd, Jr. after he joined the French Foreign Legion.
Dennis P. Dowd Jr. | The Columbia University War Memorial www.warmemorial.columbia.edu- image Dennis P. Dowd Jr. Dennis P. Dowd Jr. was in the French Foreign Legion and the 170th Infantry, U.S. Army, and later was a student aviator. He was killed in an airplane accident on August 11, 1916.
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Dennis P. Dowd Jr. was in the French Foreign Legion and the 170th Infantry, U.S. Army, and later was a student aviator. He was killed in an airplane accident on August 11, 1916.
1926  The first American women Gertrude Ederle from New York swam the English Channel.
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1965 The Voting Rights Act, which prohibits voting discrimination against minorities was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
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… Photograph by Yoichi R. Okamoto, courtesy of the LBJ Library President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 on April 11, 1968.
1996 Sanctions on non-US companies, which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran or Libya, was sign today by President Bill Clinton.
Answer: Texarkana, Arkansas.
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NASA Names New Manager of International Space Station Program

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Kirk Shireman, manager of NASA's International Space Station Program
Kirk Shireman has been named manager of NASA’s International Space Station Program.
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NASA’s springboard for discovery, innovation and deep space exploration has a new chief. The agency has named Kirk Shireman as the new manager of its International Space Station (ISS) Program, based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, where Shireman has served as deputy center director since 2013.

“Kirk brings considerable space station experience to this new leadership role. He will manage the overall development, integration and operation of the program,” said William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate in Washington. “As program manager, Kirk will work directly with international partners to ensure safe and reliable operation of the orbiting laboratory, and foster continued scientific research that benefits humanity and helps prepare the agency for its journey to Mars.”

Shireman served as deputy ISS program manager from 2006 to 2013, just prior to stepping into the position of deputy center director. He also served as the chair of the ISS Mission Management Team after managing several of its subsystem offices, and managed multiple offices for NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station and began his career with NASA in 1985.

NASA has recognized Shireman with the agency’s Exceptional Achievement Medal, Silver Snoopy award in 1990 and Presidential Rank Award in 2010. In 2013, the National Space Club awarded Shireman its Eagle Manned Mission Award for his outstanding leadership of the International Space Station.

Shireman succeeds Michael Suffredini, who is leaving the agency to take a position in private industry.

“During Mike’s tenure, the international project successfully completed construction and transitioned into a fully functional microgravity laboratory,” Gerstenmaier said. “Under his leadership, the station opened avenues for a new commercial marketplace in space and established a platform for groundbreaking research.”

Since Suffredini became program manager in 2005, the space station has evolved to become the jumping-off point for NASA’s next giant leap in exploration, enabling research and technology developments that will benefit human and robotic exploration of destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including asteroids and Mars. To date, more than 1,700 research experiments have been conducted aboard the station, bringing together researchers from more than 80 countries in an effort to better the lives of all humanity.

Suffredini joined NASA in January 1989. He has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

This Day In History August 5

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This Arkansas city was founded by A.P. Robinson, he was the chief engineer for the Little Rock to Fort Smith Railroad. This city is growing at a rapid rate today, just west of Little Rock
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1812 During the War of 1812. Thomas Van Horne’s 200 Americans were ambushed at Brownstone Creek, causing them to flee and retreat. The Native American Tecumseh made up the ambushes.
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1846 A treaty between the US and the Canada divided the Oregon territory at the 49th parallel between the two countries.
1846: Oregon Treaty - HIS2011- Manifest Destiny sites.google.com-image -Was a territory with boundary disputes between U.S and Canada
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-Was a territory with boundary disputes between U.S and Canada
1858 The first transatlantic telegraph cable was completed by Cyrus W. Field.
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1882 The US Supreme Court ruled that Standard Oil had a monopoly in the oil business and that it must be broken up in different regions. From the ruling Standard Oil of New Jersey was established and
         grew into the biggest oil refinery business in the US.
Standard Oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org- image Standard Oil Refinery No. 1 in Cleveland, Ohio, 1897
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Standard Oil Refinery No. 1 in Cleveland, Ohio, 1897
1884 At Bedloe’s island at New York City the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid.
1891 In an effort to make banking more convent for customers and also to stop people from carry large sums of cash, the first travelers checks were issued by American express.
1914 In Cleveland, Ohio at the intersection of Euclid Ave and East 105th Street, the first traffic in the US went into operation.
1914 A treaty was signed between Nicaragua and the US, which granted rights to the canal to the US.
1917 President Wilson took control over the National Guard system, subject to the president rather than to the state governors.
1923 Henry Sullivan became the first American to swim across the English Channel.
1926 In New York City the first talkie or sound movie picture was show at Warner Theatre, and the title was “Don Juan”.
1957 “American Bandstand” was a show on a local Philadelphia station, but went national on this date with Dick Clark as host.
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American Bandstand‍ ‘​s 50th anniversary reunion in 2002.
2014 After the Gulf War, President Obama signs The Iron Dome Bill which  provided $225 million in additional funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense. The defense system help to protect Israel from missile attack.
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Answer: Conway.