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Hawaii Rejects Azeri Lies

Hawaii Rejects Azeri Lies

Standing strong against a well-funded Azeri lobby, the Hawaii Legislature rejected two pro-Azeri resolutions during a committee hearing on Wednesday at the State Capitol, handing the Azeri government a resounding defeat in the Aloha State. The two measures were heard during a regular meeting of the Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts Committee of Hawaii’s House of Representatives.

February 12th, 2014

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Little Armenia Part of Obama’s ‘Promise Zone’ Program

Little Armenia Part of Obama’s ‘Promise Zone’ Program

Representative Adam Schiff on Thursday joined President Barack Obama to help announce the first five “Promise Zones,” which will include one located in the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Hollywood, East Hollywood, Koreatown, Westlake and Pico Union. The Little Armenia neighborhood in Hollywood falls within this program’s borders.

January 10th, 2014

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OSCE Response Amiss as Congressmen Condemn Azeri Aggression

OSCE Response Amiss as Congressmen Condemn Azeri Aggression

Members of Congress continue to express alarm at Azerbaijan’s most recent military attack across the Armenian border, which have made Armenian soldier Hrant Poghosyan Azerbaijan’s latest casualty, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

December 20th, 2013

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Costa Slams Azeri Killing of Armenian Soldier

Costa Slams Azeri Killing of Armenian Soldier

Rep. Jim Costa issued a statement Wednesday condemning the shooting death of an Armenian soldier by Azeri snipers, which took place on Monday during a visit to the region by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairmen.

December 19th, 2013

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FBI Raids Gulen School in New Orleans

FBI Raids Gulen School in New Orleans

FBI and Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School officials aren’t saying why the FBI converged on the Baton Rouge school’s campus Wednesday evening, carting off boxes.

December 18th, 2013

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Obama’s Glendale Visit Prompts Calls to Permit Display of Genocide-Era Rug

Obama’s Glendale Visit Prompts Calls to Permit Display of Genocide-Era Rug

As President Obama visits the epicenter of the Armenian community in the United States, religious and community leaders will hold a press conference to call on the President to stop blocking the display of an Armenian Genocide-era rug woven by orphans of that crime against humanity. The rug, which took Armenian orphans 10 months to weave and has 4,404,206 individual knots, was presented to President Calvin Coolidge in 1925.

November 25th, 2013

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Senate Committee, State Dep’t Discuss Armenia Relations after Customs Union

Senate Committee, State Dep’t Discuss Armenia Relations after Customs Union

Hosted at the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (Subcommittee on European Affairs), U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland answered questions regarding the upcoming EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, and whether or not the E.U. and the U.S. will continue to work with Armenia after its “surprising” choice to join the Russia-led Customs Union, made public in early September 2013.

November 15th, 2013

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Rep. Schiff Urges Obama to Allow Orphan Rug Display

Rep. Schiff Urges Obama to Allow Orphan Rug Display

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) called on the Obama Administration to allow exhibition of the “Armenian Orphan Rug” at the Smithsonian Museum. The rug, woven by orphans of the Armenian Genocide in 1920, was presented to President Calvin Coolidge in 1925 as thanks for U.S. assistance during the genocide.

November 12th, 2013

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Rep. Pallone Calls on White House to ‘Side with Historical Honesty’

Rep. Pallone Calls on White House to ‘Side with Historical Honesty’

Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Co-Chair and Founder of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, sent a letter to President Obama requesting that the President allow a rug woven by orphans of the Armenian Genocide to be loaned out for display. As a member of Congress with multiple Armenian woven rugs on display in his Washington D.C. Congressional office, Pallone requests that any practical challenges preventing the display of the rug be explained.

October 30th, 2013

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Valadao, Schiff Urge White House to Stop Blocking ‘Orphan Rug’

Valadao, Schiff Urge White House to Stop Blocking ‘Orphan Rug’

Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and David Valadao (R-CA) are urging their Congressional colleagues to join them in co-signing a letter urging the White House to reverse its decision to block the public display of a rug woven by Armenian orphans and gifted to President Calvin Coolidge in appreciation for U.S. humanitarian assistance following Ottoman Turkey’s genocide of over 1.5 million Armenians from 1915-1923, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

October 29th, 2013

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Rep. Sherman Calls for Permanent Display of Orphan Rug at Smithsonian

Rep. Sherman Calls for Permanent Display of Orphan Rug at Smithsonian

Congressman Brad Sherman, in a letter to President Obama’s Chief of Staff Denis McDonough criticizing the White House’s decision to keep the Armenian Orphan Rug in storage, has called for the permanent public display of this historic artwork at the Smithsonian Institution, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

October 28th, 2013

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REP. SCHIFF: Diplomacy Key for Syria’s Religious Minorities

REP. SCHIFF: Diplomacy Key for Syria’s Religious Minorities

As Syria’s civil war continues to rage in the heart of the Levant, no population is more vulnerable than Syria’s religious minorities, including over a hundred thousand Armenians living in the country.

September 16th, 2013

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Hellenic Caucus Co-Chairs Seek Adoption of Genocide Bill

Hellenic Caucus Co-Chairs Seek Adoption of Genocide Bill

In yet another demonstration of the enduring and increasingly energized Armenian-Hellenic partnership, U.S. Representatives Michael Bilirakis (R-FL) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus, are backing the adoption of the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution (H.Res.227), reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

September 11th, 2013

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Genocide Denier Named State Dept. Spokesman

Genocide Denier Named State Dept. Spokesman

Doug Frantz, the notorious Genocide denier and former Los Angeles Times managing editor who lost his job when he blocked the publication of an article about the Armenian Genocide penned by journalist Mark Arax has been appointed the new spokesperson of the US State Department, a White House memo reported.

September 5th, 2013

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