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National Museum of the American Indian Welcomes New Sculptures by Artist Rick Bartow

August 30, 2012 The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian has commissioned a monumental outdoor sculpture by Oregon artist Rick Bartow (Wiyot/Mad River Band). The pair of wood carvings will act as key welcoming sentinels on the northwest corner of the museum overlooking the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Titled “We Were Always Here,” […]

Central American Traditions Focus of Smithsonian’s Hispanic Heritage Month

Music and Dance Performances, Hands-on Activities and Fun Sept. 15 August 30, 2012 Central American traditions will be celebrated at the Smithsonian’s Hispanic Heritage Month family day Saturday, Sept. 15, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the National Museum of American History. The day will feature a sampling of music and dance performances as […]

MITT ROMNEY Delivers Remarks to Republican National Convention

Mitt Romney today delivered remarks to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The following remarks were prepared for delivery: Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America. I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. […]

Smithsonian’s National Zoo Opens Spectacular New American Trail Exhibit

August 29, 2012 After five years of planning and construction, the National Zoo will open the new American Trail exhibit to the public Saturday, Sept. 1, at noon. The renovated area in the extensive lower valley between Elephant Trail and Amazonia will transport visitors to the Pacific Northwest where they will come face-to-face with California […]

Mississippi River Flows Backwards Due to Isaac

Strong winds and storm surge from Hurricane Isaac’s landfall forced the Mississippi River to flow backwards for nearly 24 hours on Tuesday, August 28. The USGS streamgage at Belle Chasse, Louisiana, showed the Mississippi River flowing upstream at 182,000 cubic feet per second, surging to 10 feet above than its previous height. Average flow for […]

Snyder Files Motion on Potential Abandonment of Vital Pipeline

LANSING, Mich. ‒ A motion was filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by Gov. Rick Snyder, opposing the proposed abandonment of a pipeline that currently supplies approximately one-third of Michigan’s natural gas. Trunkline Gas Co. has asked FERC for permission to abandon the pipeline that runs from the Gulf of Mexico to White […]

MDP Press Release – Great Moments in the Passive Voice: Auto Rescue an “Historical Event that Got Done”

In Marked Break from the RNC Norm, Gov. Rick Snyder Tells the Truth Twice on Same Day LANSING — During a painful exchange during NPR’s coverage of the Republican National Convention last night, Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder tortured the English language to try to stay on the Romney-Ryan script that President Obama must never […]

Paul Ryan Delivered Remarks to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida

Paul Ryan today delivered remarks to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The following remarks were prepared for delivery: Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored by the support of this convention for vice president of the United States. I accept the duty to help lead our nation out of a jobs […]

Actress Kathleen Turner Discusses Her Career and Passions at Smithsonian Associates Event

August 28, 2012 The Smithsonian Associates presents an evening with Academy Award and Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner, Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s Rasmuson Theater. Turner will discuss her career and passions. Turner is currently in Red Hot Patriot at Arena Stage (through Oct. 28). […]

USGS Storm-Surge Sensors Deployed Ahead of Isaac

Hurricane response crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are installing more than 120 storm-tide sensors at key locations along the Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle to Louisiana in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Isaac. The storm-tide sensors, frequently called storm-surge sensors, will be secured to piers and poles in areas where the hurricane […]

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