Medicare: Why A Medicare Reformer Resigned? A Medicare reformer recently offered his resignation. Medicare pays up to 80% of what private insurance companies pay doctors in the United States.
Apr 23 2014, 8:22am CDT
Immigration Services Made Extra-Lenient by Obama The Obama administration has made immigration services extra-lenient for families of immigrants. What this means is that those facing hardship will be able to quickly change their status from illegal immigrants to legal American citizens in the blink of an eye.
Feb 18 2014, 6:14am CST
Government Panel urges To End Phone Data Spying Government oversight panel urges end to phone data spying, records purge WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has...
Jan 23 2014, 2:01am CST
Tax Forms Face a Dearth During E-Filing The tax forms that are being distributed to ordinary citizens are facing a dearth in quantity. And this paucity of paper rigmarole comes during a time when the federal government and the state department are E-filing.
Jan 20 2014, 3:59am CST
Medicare Budgetary Cuts May Prove Detrimental After Obamacare got rolling, the budgetary cuts in Medicare may ultimately prove to be detrimental. This tug of war is bound to occur as various medical insurance schemes via for funds.
Jan 18 2014, 5:50am CST
Cybersecurity chief had qualms over health website HHS cybersecurity chief says health care website tests didn't follow security 'best practices'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top cybersecurity officer for the Health and Human Services Department said he was...
Jan 16 2014, 2:36am CST
Even U.S. Banks Must Aid IRS Hunt For Offshore Accounts Banks worldwide may not like FATCA, the massive American disclosure law. But most banks everywhere are still lining up to comply. After all, if foreign banks don’t hand over American account holder details, they can...
Jan 16 2014, 12:56am CST
Major change unlikely despite open-Internet ruling Court's ruling against open-Internet rules won't mean major changes to access
NEW YORK (AP) — Don't expect major changes to how you access your favorite websites and services despite a federal appeals...
Jan 14 2014, 11:26pm CST
Appeals court sets aside Internet rules Appeals court sets aside government regulations designed to ensure equal access to Internet
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a setback for the Obama administration's goal of Internet openness, a federal appeals court...
Jan 14 2014, 1:26pm CST
Government Programs Have Become One Big Scammer Fraud Fest Amongst all the polls about how various groups view their prospects going into 2014, I’d like to see one polling people who habitually defraud the government. I bet it would be off-the-charts positive, as they look
Jan 13 2014, 10:51am CST
Technology? Some justices want to keep distance Supreme Court justices wary of bold action by judges weighing new technology, privacy issues
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the Supreme Court, technology can be regarded as a necessary evil, and sometimes not even...
Jan 7 2014, 2:16pm CST
Government moves to appeal surveillance ruling Government lawyers appeal ruling that threatens NSA phone surveillance program
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration moved Friday to ask the secretive U.S. spy court to allow the National Security...
Jan 3 2014, 2:56pm CST
Obamacare's Accountable Medicare Effort Gathers Steam A new health care delivery system that rewards doctors and hospitals for working together to improve quality continues to gather momentum in the Medicare health insurance program for the elderly.
Dec 23 2013, 11:46am CST
Why The U.S. Needed Obamacare's Website Debacle In today’s New York Times, Michael D. Shear and Annie Lowrey wrote about an issue as critical to the American future as many fiscal and social policies: The government’s I.T. problem. Like many Americans, I watched in...
Dec 23 2013, 9:06am CST
Obama Slows Deportations In 2013 Deportations are down. During the 2013 fiscal year, the Obama administration deported 368,644 foreigners, a 10 percent drop from the number of migrants deported in 2012.
Total, over the course of President Obama’s time...
Dec 23 2013, 7:46am CST
David Brooks: A Pseudo-Conservative Exposes Himself (Again) If his December 16 New York Times column, “Strengthen the Presidency,” is any indication, faux-conservative David Brooks has been hitting the spiked Christmas eggnog early and hard. Or maybe, as we’ve seen before, when...
Dec 23 2013, 7:46am CST
The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 25, December 23, 2013
In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, foibles, fake news and real news related to the oil and...
Dec 22 2013, 9:21pm CST
The U.S. Government Wants To Rank Our Colleges. Why? The U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has come up with a plan to produce official government rankings of our universities.
The plan was announced this past August, and over the past month, the Obama...
Dec 22 2013, 7:31am CST
Should Social Security Benefits Be More Generous? Senators Sherrod Brown (D.-Ohio) and Patrick J. Toomey (R.-Pa.) just held the first of a series of hearings asking experts how to improve retirement security, and their prescriptions are to expand Social Security...
Dec 20 2013, 1:47pm CST
Verizon to publish data on phone records requests Verizon says it will publish data on numbers of law enforcement requests it got this year
WASHINGTON (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. says it will publish information on the number of requests for...
Dec 20 2013, 8:36am CST
Obama Administration to Look into Facial Recognition Technology The American government is to look into the matter of facial recognition technology. Especially, the Obama administration wants to scrutinize its consequences after privacy activists voiced their concerns about this powerful form of identification.
Dec 4 2013, 9:43am CST
Fisker Bankruptcy is Imminent The bankruptcy of Fisker Automotive is imminent. However, this financial collapse of the car maker could have future consequences for taxpayers that are not good at all.
Nov 27 2013, 5:41am CST
Obamacare Delayed from October to November Pushing back the 2014 start date set for Obamacare 2015 enrollment from October 15 to November 15 may be a ploy or just a coincidence. Whatever the case, the crucial 2015 Obamacare enrollment timing has been delayed and that cannot be changed.
Nov 23 2013, 4:07am CST
Obama Wants to Ban Cellphone Unlocking WikiLeaks sure has taken the world by storm. Recently, TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) was a case in point where the Obama administration’s hypocrisy was uncovered for all to see. Obama claims to support cellphone unlocking while he actually wants to ban it.
Nov 19 2013, 3:15am CST
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