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Can Religion Determine Health Coverage?

The health law gave a huge boost to insurance coverage for preventive care, requiring nearly all health plans to provide cancer screenings, check-ups and, more controversially, contraceptives, to patients free of charge.

The Supreme Court will confer on the specifics of this health care question Last Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court announced it will hear from companies asking to be exempt from covering contraception in the health care coverage of their employees. This comes only a short time after the Oklahoma Supreme Court refused to hear a similar case involving the ... Read More »

Will the FXA obey the Head-and-Shoulders edict or rise to higher realms?

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The Fed released the minutes for its October meeting, and within minutes, financial markets reacted negatively. By Tom Cleveland   It may just be a sign of the times, but market psychology has become extremely sensitive of late, following the Great Recession and the ongoing debt crisis in Europe. Within seconds of the release of the FOMC minutes for the ... Read More »

Typhoon “Haiyan” Devastates Thousands

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Philippines hit by super storm, continuous aid needed “Super Typhoon” Haiyan struck the Philippines Friday, killing more than 1,774 people, with fears that the total number could be closer to 10,000. Near record setting winds, estimated at 195 mph (315 kph), came pushing monstrous walls of water, injuring thousands and displacing 660,000 more. Gruesome pictures continue to come out, showing ... Read More »

Obama’s Impact on Elections

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How is the President affecting Democrat and Republican Campaigns? The rollout of Obamacare was thought to be a big problem for Republicans. The past several elections generally adhered to Republicans running against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Democrats running for it.  So the final passing and enacting of the law looked to be a popular mandate for the Democrats. ... Read More »

The Clean Water Act Gets Replenished

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President Obama’s Administration Closes Loopholes The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has summarized the Clean Water Act or the CWA as a document that establishes the proper structure for regulating the toxic substances of pollutants into the navigable waters of the U.S. This act helps to regulate the quality for surface waters.  The CWA was passed in 1972. The ... Read More »

Problems (and Solutions) In Signing Up For Obamacare

A day after the proposals for background checks on gun purchases has been rejected, President Barack Obama slammed the Senate and described it as a shameful day for Washington.

Getting Obamacare online has been difficult but you can still sign up. HealthCare.gov, the website created so people could apply for Obamacare, has not been working as President Obama had intended and at best, has been slow for millions of Americans. President Obama said in a speech addressing the issue, “The problem has been that the website that’s supposed to ... Read More »

Pope Removes “Bishop of Bling”

German Bishop suspended over opulent spending German Bishop Franz Peter Tebartz-van Elst known as the “Bishop Deluxe” or “Bishop of Bling” was suspended today by Pope Francis.  After investigation, it is being reported that the Bishop was remodeling his official residence and the total cost of doing so was likely to reach $55 million. In a statement from the Vatican ... Read More »

New Jersey 14th State to Legalize Marriage Equality

Governor Christie withdraws opposition to marriage equality allowing law to pass. On Friday, October 18th, the New Jersey Supreme Court voted unanimously to legalize same-sex marriage.  Governor Chris Christie initially wanted to stall gay couples attempting to be married until an appeal was heard, however the court denied him.  Christie then came to the conclusion that opposing the law was ... Read More »

Obama Addresses Government Shutdown, Is Ready to Move Forward

President Says Government Shutdown Caused Unnecessary Harm “There was no economic rationale for all of this.” – President Obama Late Wednesday night President Obama spoke in a quick media session on the Senate’s decision to end the government shutdown, thanking the leaders of both parties for coming to an agreement. However, after the House also passed the Senate’s bill and ... Read More »

ObamaCare’s Affect on Americans

ObamaCare and How it Affects You “ObamaCare” has long been the nickname for the Affordable HealthCare Act and whether you believe it will be successful or not, its goal is to reform the American health care system. The primary focus of ObamaCare is to provide as many Americans as possible with access to affordable health care.  In addition, it seeks ... Read More »