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Persecuted gold mining hobbyist may be headed for U.S. Supreme Court

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  California, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Federal government, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Rinehart’s pastime came to a screeching halt on June 16, 2012 — on Father’s Day. That’s when state authorities literally stopped Rinehart in midstream and charged him with a crime under a 2009 state law that bans suction dredge mining.

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New rules intended to keep insurers on Obamacare exchanges while waiting for what’s next

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Federal Government, Health Care, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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“Even if Republicans took no steps to repeal the ACA it may become dysfunctional if steps aren’t taken to make sure that insurers aren’t going to lose money,” he said.

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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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Why the Kemper Project clean coal power plant can’t get started

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Kemper Project clean coal power plant is beset with issues that have caused its operational date to be pushed back again and again.

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Latest data show Tomah VA hospital improving in opioid prescriptions, veteran satisfaction

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Health Care, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The hospital’s alarming opioid over-prescription practices led to the 2014 death of 35-year-old veteran Marine Jason Simcakoski, according to multiple reports.

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