8 hrs ago
Health Data Management
AHA Welcomes Senate Legislation to Rein in RACs
Insights into Physician Satisfaction : Deloitte's annual survey of physicians reveals checkered attitudes about the future of medicine and the use of EHR technology.
12 hrs ago
New York Daily News
Senate Dems fail to overturn 'Monsanto Protection Act'
Senate Republicans denied an attempt on Thursday to overturn the so-called "Monsanto Protection Act," a measure recently signed into law that circumvents judicial authority concerning the planting and development of genetically modified seeds deemed to be unhealthy for human consumption.
14 hrs ago
Sen. Tom Coburn's premature insistence that any disaster relief funding for his home state after this week's devastating tornadoes be offset has kicked off a big fight in the GOP.
18 hrs ago
The Washington Post
For Pritzker, no sharp knives
And here we thought Senate Republicans were sharpening their knives for Penny Pritzker , the billionaire hotel and real-estate magnate who President Obama nominated to be his Commerce Secretary.
EPA nominee advances withouta
President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has moved one step closer to getting the job, but it came without Republican support.
Cornyn, Kirk Move to Ban All Iranian Government Exports
As the Government of Iran continues to defy United Nations Security Council orders to halt its nuclear enrichment activities, sponsor terrorism, disregard human rights by targeting Iranian dissidents worldwide and partner with North Korea on missile and nuclear technology, U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Mark Kirk introduced today the Iran Export ... (more)
Wed May 22, 2013
U.S. Department of Commerce Announces a $20 Million Investment to...
Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank today announced that the Economic Development Administration will award a $20 million grant to Joplin, Missouri, to assist with the city's economic recovery following a significant tornado in 2011.
Northern Michigan News
Senators warm to transportation nominee
President Barack Obama's nominee for transportation secretary is getting a friendly reception from senators of both parties laced with warnings that the nation needs to make a host of transportation improvements with no clear way to pay for them.
The Republican Battle Over Disaster Relief Is Embarrassing
Politico says that Republicans are already arguing over whether the disaster relief for Oklahoma should be offset with budget cuts elsewhere.
Mon May 20, 2013
Merkley: Amend Monsanto Protection Act
It's formally known as the Farmer Assurance Provision. But it's opponents have given it the name the "Monsanto Protection Act". The law was tucked into a piece of budgetary legislation, H.R. 933, and passed with flying colors in the House and Senate.
GOP: 'Excuses' dominate Obama's second term
Sen. Roy Blunt said Monday that President Obama is running a "second term of excuses" and that congressional panels should continue to dig into revelations the IRS targeted conservative groups.
Is the US government getting too big?
It seems that not a day goes by that the a branch, agency, or some other area of the government seems to be overstepping their boundaries.
Sat May 18, 2013
US News & World Report
Bureaucracy Keeps Adopted Children Stuck in International Limbo
According to reliable estimates, there are nearly 10 million children around the world who, if global bureaucrats would merely get out of the way, could be adopted into loving, permanent families.
Fri May 17, 2013
'Monsanto Protection Act' might be repealed in Senate
The so-called Monsanto Protection Act signed into law earlier this year caused such an outrage that people around the world are planning to protest the biotech company later this month.
Senate Republicans drop bid to stall EPA nominee
Republicans on Thursday dropped their efforts to stall President Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, and her chief antagonist in the Senate conditionally promised to help her avoid a filibuster as the confirmation battle heads to its final step.
Thu May 16, 2013
Senate confirms Moniz for energy secretary
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Ernest Moniz to be the next Secretary of Energy, replacing Steven Chu.
Four Republicans say they'll show at McCarthy vote - Moniz set for...
McCARTHY VOTE TODAY : At least four Republican senators plan to attend today's second attempt at a committee vote on Gina McCarthy's nomination to lead the EPA - including boycott ringleader David Vitter.
Wed May 15, 2013
McConnell to Reporters: Ask Yourself 'How Would I Be Writing This...
The Senate Minority Leader began the event by saying, "I want to make a few observations about the administration's abuse of power," and before opening it up to questions said, "As you continue to file your stories on this subject, ask yourself before you write: how would I be writing this story if this were a Republican administration?" Of course, ... (more)
Tue May 14, 2013
The Huffington Post
Top Republican Used To Criticize Groups Targeted By IRS
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell -- and just about every other politician on Capitol Hill -- slammed the Internal Revenue Service this week for targeting tea party groups applying for tax-exempt status.
"Senator Blunt Calls For Removal Of Acting IRS Chief Steven Miller"
Amid reports that the Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Steven Miller knew about the agency's outrageous and unwarranted targeting of conservative groups as early as May 2012, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt released the following statement calling for Miller to step down or for President Barack Obama to remove him immediately: "If the ... (more)