Politics and Elections

Fred Thompson Position on Illegal Immigration Gun Control Abortion – Presidential Candidate Still Needs To Fill in Blanks

Fred Thompson Position on Illegal Immigration Gun Control Abortion – Presidential Candidate Still Needs To Fill in Blanks

Fred Thompson

(Best Syndication) Actor and politician Fred Thompson said that he will be entering the 2008 Presidential race, but has yet to clarify all of his positions. Thompson was elected Senator by Tennessee voters in 1994 to take over the slot after Al Gore became Vice President.

While Senator he backed Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander in the 2000 Presidential race. After Alexander dropped out, Thompson endorsed Senator John McCain's bid and became his national co-chairman. After announcing he would run for re-election after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, he changed his mind and dropped out of the race.

President Makes Recommendation On Global Warming – Some Environmental Groups Skeptical – Climate Change G8 Summit Next Week

President Makes Recommendation On Global Warming – Some Environmental Groups Skeptical – Climate Change G8 Summit Next Week

President Thursday

(Best Syndication) The President announced Thursday that he hopes to convince both developing and developed countries to adopt a framework by the end of 2008 to deal with climate change and the emission of greenhouse gasses. President Bush said that the problem needs to be tackled in a way that “enhances energy security and promotes economic growth.”

The President said that “each country will work to achieve this emissions goal by establishing its own ambitious mid-term national targets and programs (post 2012).” These goals will be based on each nation’s circumstances. He calls for the 15 nations that produce the most greenhouse gasses to confer and curb emissions.

President To Choose Robert Zoellick As New World Bank President – Paul Wolfowitz Replacement Likely To Be American

President To Choose Robert Zoellick As New World Bank President – Paul Wolfowitz Replacement Likely To Be American

Robert Zoellick

(Best Syndication) President Bush will likely announce Wednesday that he has chosen Robert Zoellick, a former U.S. Trade Representative, as the new president for the World Bank. Zoellick will replace outgoing president Paul Wolfowitz who came under fire for giving a hefty raise to a girlfriend employed at the World Bank.

Zoellick was born July 25, 1953 and was raised in Illinois. He was US Deputy Secretary of State until July 7, 2006. Previously he was U.S. Trade Representative, from February 7, 2001 until February 22, 2005. His nomination is subject to approval by the Bank's Board of Directors.

Tony Snow told reporters today “I think we're getting pretty close (to choosing a replacement).” Reuters says that their sources say that the announcement will be made on Wednesday. Although many U.S. lawmakers and World Bank member countries wanted to throw the process open to a global pool of candidates, the President will likely decide on an American.

Hillary Gave Statistics About Health Care – How Much Have Premiums Gone Up and What is The Cost Of Insurance Per Person

Hillary Gave Statistics About Health Care – How Much Have Premiums Gone Up and What is The Cost Of Insurance Per Person

Hillary Clinton

(Best Syndication) Besides Iraq, health care and insurance may be the big issue for the 2008 election. Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said “no matter where I go or with whom I talk, I hear growing concern about the crisis in our health care system.” (See Videos Below) She told an audience at George Washington University that health insurance premiums have doubled since 2000, increasing four times faster than average wage.

Clinton told the audience that she understands the dilemma that employers face and pressure faced by companies that wants to compete globally. “We spend 16 percent of our gross domestic product - $2 trillion - on health care,” the former first lady said. “And by 2016, health costs are scheduled to exceed $4 trillion, or almost 20% of GDP.”

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