ECONOMIC SITUATION FOR QTR 1 2013

ECONOMIC SITUATION FOR QTR 1 2013 AND EMPLOYMENT SITUATION FOR APRIL By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger   On Friday, May 3, 2013, the country was nervously awaiting the release of the statement on the employment situation in April. The statistics show that we are in a positive transition with the unemployment rate edging down from ...

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THE PRESIDENTS CLUB

THE PRESIDENTS CLUB By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger Five Presidents, made up of both Democrats and Republicans, came together on a bright and sunny Dallas day this past Thursday, April 26, 2013. This exclusive Presidents Club had one main purpose in mind and that was the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library ...

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GUN CONTROL FACES A STIFF BATTLE

GUN CONTROL FACES A STIFF BATTLE By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer: George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan Gun control is on the minds of Americans and it seems to be the burning issue on Capitol Hill as Democrats and Republicans in the Senate will convene this week to discuss, debate and vote on a gun ...

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MARCH 2013 EMPLOYMENT RESULTS ARE IN

MARCH 2013 EMPLOYMENT RESULTS ARE IN By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan It appears that as a nation, we are working towards a recovery and while it may be slow, positive results appear to end the month of March.  The household survey shows that the unemployment rate fell from 7.7% ...

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THE 2013 WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

THE 2013 WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan While children may love the brightly colored Easter eggs and the floppy ears of the symbolic bunny rabbit, they are also sad to see this holiday come to an end. However, Easter is not over just yet. ...

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THE FEBRUARY EMPLOYMENT SITUATION

THE FEBRUARY EMPLOYMENT SITUATION By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan Although the recent sequester brings with it much uncertainty, the employment front showed some positive results as the White House released their employment statement for the month of February. Private sector businesses added 246,000 jobs in February.  Non-farm payroll employment rose ...

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THE COLORFUL LIFE OF HUGO CHAVEZ

THE COLORFUL LIFE OF HUGO CHAVEZ By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan He lived life as colorful as it gets.  He loved his country and ruled for 14 tumultuous years.  Today, 33 heads of government, including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, attended the funeral of Hugo Chavez, a passionate leader who ...

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‘LET’S MOVE!’ MARKS ITS THIRD ANNIVERSARY

'LET'S MOVE!' MARKS ITS THIRD ANNIVERSARY By: Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer: George WhylieVideographer: Maxine Nolan  While President Obama is absorbed with the sequester and the effects that it will have on our nation, First Lady Michelle Obama is embarking on her own campaign. Michelle Obama is a huge advocate of nutritious eating and ...

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A BUSY WEEK FOR THE PRESIDENT

A BUSY WEEK FOR THE PRESIDENT By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan This was an eventful week for the President with a busy agenda and much going on around the world and in our own country. The week began with the shocking statement of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI's resignation.  President ...

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CHANGES AND UPDATES IN THE WHITE HOUSE

CHANGES AND UPDATES IN THE WHITE HOUSE By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan The Obama Administration begins its 2nd term in office but we will be introduced to some new faces this time around. Hillary Rodham Clinton is stepping down as Secretary of State.  She can look back on quite a ...

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A WEEK OF PRESIDENTIAL EVENTS

A WEEK OF PRESIDENTIAL EVENTS By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan This week was abuzz with presidential activity in Washington as all the exciting inaugural events took place to kick off the next four years of the White House administration. Saturday, January 19, 2013, was meant to honor America's children and ...

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The official inauguration live stream

Here's the full schedule, all times Eastern: 11:30 a.m. - Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony 4:00 p.m. - Inaugural Parade / Presidential Escort 7:25 p.m. - Commander in Chief's Ball President Obama & Vice President Biden About Barack Obama President Barack Obama Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4th, 1961, to a father from Kenya and a ...

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SAVED FROM THE FISCAL CLIFF FALL

SAVED FROM THE FISCAL CLIFF FALL By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan It was a close call.  As citizens across the United States got ready to celebrate the New Year, the thought of negative tax implications and economic woes weighed heavily on our minds and we seemed to be literally ...

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THE DECEMBER 2012 EMPLOYMENT SITUATION

THE DECEMBER 2012 EMPLOYMENT SITUATION By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan It is no surprise that the employment situation in December stayed the same as November.  Figures were released this morning showing the unemployment rate remaining at 7.8%.  Originally, November figures put the month at a rate of 7.7% but ...

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TIME GIVES US 2012 ‘PERSON OF THE YEAR’

TIME GIVES US 2012 'PERSON OF THE YEAR' By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan As the year 2012 comes to a close, it is time to remember those individuals that contributed so much to a significant year amidst turmoil and tribulations. We all anxiously awaited the announcement of TIME Magazine's ...

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KENNEDY CENTER HONORS AND A TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY

KENNEDY CENTER HONORS AND A TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George Whylie Videographer:  Maxine Nolan Sunday, December 2, 2012, was an evening of flavorful fashion and political prestige as celebrities, talented artists and actors joined President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they gathered for the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. With ...

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THE NOVEMBER EMPLOYMENT SITUATION

THE NOVEMBER EMPLOYMENT SITUATION By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan As President Obama gets ready to start another term in office, we are looking at a better picture of the employment situation last month creating a hopeful sign for a brighter future.  It certainly is a long term plan but ...

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A 2012 WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS

A 2012 WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan Each year the First Family celebrates Christmas with a specific theme.  They open their doors to share the festivities with one and all.  The theme is a custom started by Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy for her daughter, Caroline, as she ...

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THE FATAL FLAW OF GENERAL PETRAEUS

THE FATAL FLAW OF GENERAL PETRAEUS By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan The scandal has skyrocketed!  Who would have thought that an admission of guilt would have gotten this out of hand? Former CIA Director, David Petraeus, came forth last week to reveal that he had an affair with the author ...

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PRESIDENT OBAMA WINS A SECOND TERM

PRESIDENT OBAMA WINS A SECOND TERM By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer: Maxine Nolan Speculation continued to persist up until the final few hours before the votes revealed the re-election of our current United States President. After months of campaigning and days that never seemed to end for the candidates within the last ...

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THE OCTOBER EMPLOYMENT SITUATION

THE OCTOBER EMPLOYMENT SITUATION By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan The release of the October Employment statement was a crucial one for President Obama and his administration.  With election day looming this coming Tuesday, the domestic situation at home is a deciding factor for many voters. While we were all hoping ...

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WHITE HOUSE RELEASE OF ESTIMATED GDP 3rd QTR 2012

WHITE HOUSE RELEASE OF ESTIMATED GDP 3rd QTR 2012 By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan Released as an advanced estimate on Friday, October 26, 2012 by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the real GDP (total amount of goods and services produced in the country) has grown at a 20% annual ...

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DEBATES DONE – OFF TO THE POLLS

DEBATES DONE - OFF TO THE POLLS By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan The debates are behind us now and it isn't long before voters will be off to the polls. Leading up to the final debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, South Florida was abuzz with political frenzy ...

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SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE OF 2012

SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE OF 2012 By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine NolanReporter: Sharon Smith  Tuesday, October 16, 2012, began just like any other weekday, but on this day, the people of the United States were anxiously awaiting a live town hall debate that would take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, ...

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THE 2012 VICE-PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

THE 2012 VICE-PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan Two more debates to go and the American public will be equipped and ready to cast their votes for our next President. This past Thursday, October 11, 2012, there was a very enthusiastic debate by the two Vice-Presidential candidates.  The position ...

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THE SEPTEMBER EMPLOYMENT SITUATION

THE SEPTEMBER EMPLOYMENT SITUATION By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan After somewhat of a lackluster week for President Obama, the September Employment situation comes as good news and a positive boost to his campaign. In order to keep this momentum going, the Congress should pass an extension of middle class tax ...

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THE FIRST 2012 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

THE FIRST 2012 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan As we look forward to a new week and a Vice-Presidential debate to be held at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, we certainly have to look back on the talk of this departing week, the first Presidential debate held ...

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President Barack Obama Address to UN

Remarks of President Barack Obama Address to the United Nations General Assembly New York City, NY September 25, 2012 Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentleman: I would like to begin today by telling you about an American named Chris Stevens. Chris was born in a town called Grass Valley, California, the son ...

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DNC OVERSHADOWED BY ATTACK IN BENGHAZI

DNC OVERSHADOWED BY ATTACK IN BENGHAZI By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan As the celebration of the Democratic National Convention  came to a close last week, tension continues to grow ever so tighter today as a U.S. Ambassador was killed in Libya yesterday. Libyan extremists raided the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi overtaking ...

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EMPLOYMENT SITUATION IN AUGUST

EMPLOYMENT SITUATION IN AUGUST By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/BloggerPhotographer:  George WhylieVideographer:  Maxine Nolan As each month goes by, the national employment situation seems to be on the upswing. The statement on the employment situation in August was released today.  It shows that the private sector added 103,000 jobs last month and overall non-farm payroll ...

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