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FDA regulation strong-arms genetic innovations

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Federal Government, Federal government, General, Health Care, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

For just five bucks, Amy Sumner, 46,  may have finally done what five years of ultrasounds and doctors’ visits could not — pinpoint the cause of painful inflammation throughout her body. The Cincinnati mother of two tells Watchdog.org the likely cause is rheumatoid arthritis, discovered through the popular genealogy website, Ancestry.com. “My biological father died […]

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NLRB memo puts college football players in union ‘red zone’

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  Federal Government, Federal government, General, Labor, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

On Feb. 1, thousands of high school seniors across the country signed their names to letters of intent to join one of 125 elite college football programs. According to a memo that went out one day earlier, more than 350 of the players who signed with 17 private Football Bowl Subdivision schools will step onto campus […]

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North Dakota board scrambles to oppose dental therapy

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  General, News, North Dakota, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

For the second time in two years, the North Dakota Board of Dental Examiners won’t allow expanded dental services in the state without a fight. At issue is House Bill 1256, approved by a House committee last week and expected to hit the floor this week, possibly as soon as Tuesday. The measure would allow […]

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Already under FDA fire, vaping industry now has Trump’s China crackdown to worry about

By   /  January 31, 2017  /  Economy, Federal Government, Federal government, General, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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With the swipe of a pen, President Donald Trump is closer to keeping his campaign promise to slash 70 to 80 percent of federal regulations. Trump signed a “one-in, two-out” executive order Jan. 30, meaning for every new federal rule, two others must be scrubbed from the Federal Register. The move cannot come soon enough […]

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United States falls to No. 23 in new freedom study

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  Federal Government, General, Issues, National, News, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Crony capitalism, eminent domain and privacy violations lowered the nation’s ranking in a new study measuring individual freedom across the globe.

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Michigan lawmakers, regulators poised to choke out electricity choice

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Federal government, General, Michigan, News, Ohio, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

“Of course [AEP] will sit there and say, ‘Oh yeah, you can shop around for electricity,’” he said. “But what they did was increased the transmission rates that they charge competitors to use their lines so significantly that they can’t be competitive.”

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