Most fisheries certified by the MSC system have conditions that spell out how they have to change their operations to comply with MSC standards. But they can still be labeled “certified sustainable seafood” even though they have years to comply.
President Obama called repeatedly on Congress to address issues of paramount importance to the country during his State of the Union address Tuesday. But he also made it clear that when Congress fails to act or agree with his policies, he intends to push ahead on his own.
Presidents use references to great events as a way of acknowledging that what unites Americans is not ethnicity or even language but ideas and a shared past. President Obama cited historical moments in his inaugural; look for similar touchstones at the State of the Union address.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Even with the election behind him, the stakes are still high for President Obama, with his State of the Union speech. Host Michel Martin speaks with former Democratic speechwriter, Paul Orzulak and Republican strategist, Ron Christie, about what it will take for the President to hit the right notes.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Authorities in the Big Bear area have traded fire with a man who looks a lot like Christopher Dorner, the California fugitive who police accuse of killing three people, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s office said in a statement.
After the 2012 election, many Republicans admit they need to do more to reach out to minorities. The party recently launched a campaign called the ‘Future Majority Caucus,’ to recruit women and people of color to seek state offices. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ed Gillespie, chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee about the effort.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Email between Sen. Robert Menendez’s office and the Department of Homeland Security suggest that the New Jersey Democrat urged action that would help a company holding a port security contract in the Dominican Republic, The New York Times reported Monday.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
What were the issues George Washington raised in the State of the Union address 223 years ago? Some of the same ones you’re likely to hear from President Obama on Tuesday night.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The controversy over President Obama’s targeted-killings-by-drone policy is a reminder that the default position of presidents in times of crisis is to side with national security over civil liberties. That instinct has been true throughout history, and has been acted on by liberal presidents and core conservatives.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Gun control historically has been one of the most divisive issues in Congress, between the parties and even inside the Democratic coalition. Yet some in President Obama’s own party say he has put together a gun agenda that is sweeping without being too painful for most Democrats to support.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us