Washington, DC - "Government has grown more aggressive as it seeks to trample on our rights with regulations that are so intrusive they are positively inane, including a new one that would give the EPA the right to regulate rain water," according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On December 5th, we mark one year since the passing of Nelson Mandela, a remarkable journey of life completed, but a legacy that still motivates all of us.

Washington, DC - Four eminent scientists have agreed to serve as U.S. Science Envoys beginning in January, 2015: Dr. Peter Hotez, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Dr. Arun Majumdar, and Dr. Geri Richmond. Announced by President Obama in Cairo in June 2009, the U.S. Science Envoy program demonstrates the United States’ commitment to science, technology, and innovation as tools of diplomacy and economic growth.

Washington, DC - Most Americans hope we never have to call the police. A call to the police usually means something bad is happening. However, we want the police if we need them. We hope that if we are in danger a policeman will be just a few moments away.

Arlington, Virginia - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Michael Stevens today said the Navy is revoking Bill Cosby's title of honorary Chief Petty Officer, originally presented in 2011.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Thank you, President Burkhalter, for hosting us, and thanks to you and your team for chairing the OSCE during a very turbulent year. Your excellencies, when this ministerial last convened, tens of thousands of Ukrainian citizens were on the Maidan. And they were not intimidated by police violence, the threat of further repression, or the freezing weather. They were warmed by a simple desire: to live in a country with an honest government.