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Florida TaxWatch finds millions in healthcare savings

November 5, 2011

Press Release: Florida has the potential to save millions in healthcare costs annually while maintaining high-quality healthcare delivery by removing administrative and legislative barriers for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) and Physicians Assistants (PAs), a new…

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Personhood: Pandora’s Box

November 4, 2011

Mississippi’s Personhood Initiative is short: “Should the term ‘person’ be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof?” Legal and medical experts say the vague language could lead…

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Two different approaches to TV news

November 3, 2011

WEAR TV 3 and FOX 10 both covered Operation Anything for a Buck. Which segment tells you more about the operation that netted 75 indictments and 270 illegal firearms? http://www.weartv.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wear_vid_18676.shtml or http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/pensacola/uncercover-operation-nets-270-guns-in-escambia-county?ref=scroller&categoryId=10001&status=true  …

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COLA for Veterans Sent to the President

November 2, 2011

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by the 2012 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for veterans receiving compensation for service-connected disabilities. The COLA also affects the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation of veterans who…

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Panel picks 2012 presidential debate sites

November 1, 2011

The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the schedule for 2012 presidential debates. Here’s the schedule: First presidential debate: Wednesday, Oct. 3 University of Denver, Denver Vice presidential debate: Thursday, Oct. 11 Centre College, Danville, Ky.…

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First Smoking and Now This

October 31, 2011

According to a report in the Politico Herman Cain has sexual harassment issues in his past. At least two female employees in the 90’s complained of behavior “that made them angry and uncomfortable” in the 90’s…