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3 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

La. legislative session reaches its midway point

Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns to work appear jettisoned for the legislative session.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Law, Louisiana, US Governors

7 hrs ago | NBC Chicago

la E-Cig Ban Takes Effect

Angelenos who use e-cigarettes enjoyed their final puffs on the device in a public space before the city-wide ban on "vaping" in public places takes effect at midnight Saturday.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Law

11 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Analysis: Hoping legislative defeats boost turnout

Flip sides of the same campaign-season coin, the Republican drive in Congress to repeal the nation's health care law and the Democratic call to close the pay gap for women have much in common.


Related Topix: US News, Law, Angler Games, Divided, Video Games, US Politics, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama

12 hrs ago | ABC 33/40

SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

Police say they have locked down the Los Angeles Times building in downtown LA after receiving reports of a possible gunman inside.


Related Topix: Law, Landslide, Cape Canaveral, FL, Science / Technology, Space, NASA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Prince George Citizen users told to change passwords after government's Heartbleed probe

People who have accounts on the enrolmentwebsite for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus.


Related Topix: Law, Computers, Science / Technology, Computer Security

The Virginian-Pilot

Clergy want meeting with N.C. Republican lawmakers

Several clergy members opposed to Republican policies approved in North Carolina are asking to meet with GOP state government leaders before the legislative session begin next month.


Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Law, Pat McCrory, US Governors


From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.


Related Topix: US News, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Law, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Democrat

Albany Times Union

APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.


Related Topix: Law, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Daily Kos

President Obama makes the case for Medicaid

In Thursday's press conference announcing that the Affordable Care Act had reached 8 million exchange enrollees, President Obama was asked whether that would mean Democrats would start campaigning on Obamacare.


Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, US News, Pennsylvania, Health Insurance, Liberal Political News

WATE-TV Knoxville

Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Scott Walker, US Governors

Obama Touts Health Care Success: 'Repeal Debate Is and Should Be Over'

Before President Obama took questions from the press today, he made some brief remarks touting the successes of the Affordable Care Act and going after Republicans for repeated attempts to repeal the law.


Related Topix: Law, Television

Cape Cod Times

AG candidates Olman, Healey differ on casino law repeal

A newly outspoken casino opponent, attorney general candidate Maura Healey has reveled in the pushback she has received from the industry - though not long ago Healey highlighted tough regulation, as opposed to repeal, when asked if she supported the casino gambling law.


Related Topix: Law, Lexington, MA, Springfield, MA, Watertown, MA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Obamacare: California sign-ups exceed 3 million for private health care plans or Medi-Cal

Capping six months of open enrollment under the new federal health care law, more than 3 million Californians signed up for a private health insurance or Medi-Cal plan by final deadline Tuesday, state health exchange and Medi-Cal officials announced Thursday morning.


Related Topix: California Government, California, Law

Norwalk Citizen News

Maine Democrats' final attempt to expand Medicaid

As Maine lawmakers near the end of their session, they are returning Thursday to a familiar debate: whether to accept federal dollars to provide health care coverage to about 70,000 low-income people under the Affordable Care Act or accept the governor's contention that expansion would be too costly for the state.


Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, Maine, US News, Health Insurance, US Governors, Paul LePage

KTIV-TV Sioux City


WASHINGTON - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Law

The News Tribune

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat initial projections by 1 million people.


Related Topix: US News, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat

WDTN-TV Dayton

Barack Obama, Joe Biden

Obama also says 35 percent of those who signed up are under the age of 35. Enrolling substantial numbers of younger, healthier Americans is crucial for the law's success.


Related Topix: Law

Bill Nelson seeks local solution to expand Medicaid in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Expanding Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured Floridians has mostly been ignored by Republicans during this year's legislative session, but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is making a last-ditch effort to get it done.


Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Florida

CBS News

Defend Obamacare unabashedly in 2014 midterms, some Dems say

With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health, Law


Even After Doctors Are Sanctioned or Arrested, Medicare Keeps Paying

In August 2011, federal agents swept across the Detroit area, arresting doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals accused of running a massive scheme to defraud Medicare.


Related Topix: Law, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US News, Liberal Political News