8 hrs ago
Lawmakers' bills keep spotlight on ICD-10 debate
Sen. Tom Coburn has introduced a Senate version of the Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2013, a bill aimed at blocking HHS from implementing the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural codes, which it is scheduled to do on Oct.
17 hrs ago
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The controversial military tool is cleared for use domestically in 2015
Congress started it all this year when it voted to allow drones to fly in the U.S. as soon as 2015.
Sun May 19, 2013
'Eyes in the Sky': Lawmakers Look To Restrict Use of Domestic Drones
April 27, 2012: Seattle Police officer Reuben Omelanchuk is at the controls of the department's new, small radio-controlled Draganflyer X6 drone with a camera attached, in Seattle.
Sat May 18, 2013
House Judiciary Panel Holds UAV Hearing
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives focused on the Fourth Amendment implications of domestic UAV surveillance at a hearing May 17, but did not get a unified message from witnesses on how to tackle the issue.
The Daily Beast
Drawing the Lines on Drones
The controversial military tool is cleared for use domestically in 2015. Miranda Green reports from the House committee charged with what setting the rules on new eyes in the sky.
Fri May 17, 2013
Mailbag, Facebook edition: 'Stick to the definition of investigation'
We receive lots of lively feedback from readers on Facebook, where we post all of our fact-checks. Here are Facebook comments on some our most popular recent items.
Congress seeks to regulate drone use, looks for bipartisan ground
Eventually, courts will step in and have their say on the matter, determining how the unmanned aircraft fit into existing expectation of privacy standards and limits on government surveillance.
Thu May 16, 2013
Wed May 15, 2013
DOJ-ordered scandal probes rarely seen as truly independent
Unanswered questions surrounding the deadly Benghazi attack. The IRS targeting conservative groups.
Bill would let natural gas-based ethanol qualify as renewable
To the federal government, ethanol only counts as a conventional biofuel if it is produced from switch grass, corn starch or other easily replenished materials.
Sat May 11, 2013
9 Medicaid codes for turkey injuries?
U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, recently said doctor offices will become even more burdened by federal billing bureaucracy - with one example being nine different Medicare codes for turkey injuries.
Fri May 10, 2013
MLP Parity Could Boost Renewable Energy Projects
Legislation has been re-introduced in Congress that would give investors in renewable energy projects access to a corporate structure currently only available for fossil fuel-based energy projects.
Right pushes on digital privacy
Momentum to update the nation's antiquated email privacy laws is again coursing through the Capitol - and this time, movement is coming from the right.
Thu May 09, 2013
MLPs and REITs Back in the Spotlight: Will Washington Finally Level the Playing Field?
In our book Clean Tech Nation , which came out late last year, Clint Wilder and I offered up a Seven-Point Action Plan for Repowering America.
Wed May 08, 2013
Here's What a New Gold Standard Could Look Like
Campaign poster showing William McKinley holding U.S. flag and standing on gold coin "sound money", held up by group of men, in front of ships "commerce" and factories "civilization". Just as there are many variations on democracy, there are also various-and legitimate-types of gold standards.
Tue May 07, 2013
A Texas Congressional Map The DOJ Wouldn't Refuse Preclearance To
Texas' real-life redistricting, as we all know, has left something to be desired.
Sat May 04, 2013
140,000 New Government Diagnosis Codes Doctors Hate
The health care industry is "not progressing at a suitable pace" to be ready for tens of thousands of new government-mandated "ICD-10" codes used to describe diseases and hospital procedures in the insurance billing process, a new analysis shows.
Fri May 03, 2013
Immigrant Mass Murder, Again: Somali Quadruple Murderer Is Sentenced in North Dakota
On Tuesday, Somali national Omar Mohamed Kalmio got life in prison for a 2011 mass murder in two parts.
Wed May 01, 2013
By axing Census surveys, Jeff Duncan wants the Party of No also to be the Party of Know Nothing
Rep. Jeff Duncan has a plan to help us cope with information overload. His H. R. 1638 would simply eliminate all the data collection that the U.S. Census Bureau does except for the decennial population count.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
The Republican War on Social Science
The first time anyone outside of Florida's Space Coast heard of Rep. Bill Posey, he was talking about Barack Obama's birth certificate.