President Obama is bestowing the nation’s second-highest civilian honor on 13 people for their exemplary service, including helping the needy, fighting illiteracy and supporting veterans, service members and their families.
One woman was chosen to receive the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously for speaking out against domestic abuse.
Other honorees are being recognized at a White House ceremony Thursday for their efforts helping victims of conflict and mass violence, teaching women self-defense techniques, and replacing the violence in children’s lives with music.
President Richard M. Nixon created the honor in 1969 as a way to recognize exemplary service by a citizen.
Governor sees compromise for upcoming caucus date
LAS VEGAS | Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he is working on a compromise deal with national Republican leaders over the state’s mid-January caucus date.
Several Republican presidential candidates and the state of New Hampshire are furious over Nevada having scheduled its contest for Jan. 14. They argue that would wedge New Hampshire’s primary too close to Nevada’s voting and Iowa’s caucuses, which are slated for Jan. 3.
Party leaders in Nevada are considering changing the date.
New Hampshire officials have said they will hold the nation’s first primary in December if Nevada doesn’t delay its contest.
Lawmaker urges hearings regarding college sports
The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee wants hearings on antitrust and other issues surrounding college sports, including the recent series of conference realignments.
Michigan Rep. John Conyers Jr. told the committee chairman, Texas Republican Lamar Smith, that recent developments in college sports have reached a “tipping point” that justifies congressional review.View Entire Story
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