Man who was shown on ESPN sleeping during baseball game files defamation suit

Man who was shown on ESPN sleeping during baseball game files defamation suit

BRONX, N.Y., July 7 (UPI) --Baseball fan Andrew Robert Rector has filed a defamation suit after being shown sleeping at a Yankee-Red Sox game during an ESPN broadcast.
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Near poor live paycheck to paycheck

Near poor live paycheck to paycheck

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- More than half of the near poor in the United States are white, half live in homes headed by a married couple, and half live in the suburbs, researchers say.

Illegal workers to find stimulus jobs

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. stimulus bill geared toward creating construction jobs for U.S. citizens will likely end up providing work for illegal immigrants, studies predict.

Illegal immigration costing U.S. taxpayers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Lawmakers continue to battle on whether or not to loosen immigration laws, particularly on the possibility of allowing illegal immigrants from Mexico to stay le
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Think tank promotes asset building

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A novel program at the New America Foundation aims to increase financial security among the working poor by promoting public policy that encourages saving, according to the director of the project.
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Experts duel over abstinence programs

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Programs that promote sexual abstinence reduce sexually transmitted diseases, out-of-wedlock childbearing and other consequences of sex among teenagers, accordi
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Protests reflect think tanks' new role

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Robert Rector

Robert Rector is a Senior Research Fellow on Welfare and Family Issues at Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank based in Washington D.C., where he has studied welfare, poverty, marriage, and family issues for the last 18 years. Mr. Rector has written over 100 articles and research papers, is the author of the book America's Failed $5.4 Trillion War on Poverty, a comprehensive examination of U.S. Welfare programs, and is the co-editor of Steering the Elephant: How Washington Works.

Graduating from the College of William and Mary, Mr. Rector later earned his master's degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University. Early in his career, he has worked as a legislative assistant in the Virginia House of Delegates, as a management analyst at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management., and as a commissioner on the Congressionally mandated Millennial Housing Commission.

In 1996, Mr. Rector played a leading role in creating one of the first major federal abstinence education programs in America. He wrote the legislative language authorizing and defining the new program, co-authored the report, Comprehensive Sex Education vs. Authentic Abstinence: a Study in Competing Curricula, and has since promoted legislation to strengthen marriage in low income communities as well.

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