Monday, December 10, 2012
Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University's Jacob School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009 – 2012) – a position previously held by the Guarneri String Quartet – and received the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said the United States is not doing enough to fight Islamic State, and the group is gaining strength outside Iraq and Syria. Feinstein said President Barack Obama's decision to send 50 Special Forces to Syria will not solve the problem and advocated a larger, more specific special operations plan.
Should it be the responsibility of the government to ensure health care coverage for all Americans?