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Rockefeller Supports Blind Trust for Members of Congress
HNN Huntingtonnews.netFebruary 1, 2012

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act) says US Representatives and Senators may not use information they gain in their role as Members of Congress. “Elected officials have a duty to our constituents to be above board in ...more »

Whistleblowers Sue FDA, Claim Emails Monitored
MedPage TodayFebruary 1, 2012

The FDA staffers are accusing the FDA of violating their Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against illegal searches and seizures, and their Fifth Amendment rights, which protect against abuse of government authority. Collecting emails to use ...more »

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Age Discrimination
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KENNEDY v. CALKINS
Leagle.comFebruary 15, 2012

... and Mars, Incorporated on Kennedy's second amended complaint alleging: (1) discrimination based on age; (2) retaliation; (3) wrongful termination in violation of public policy; (4) defamation; (5) waiting time penalty; and (6) unfair competition.more »

Elder Care
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Humanize or Euthanize
Media Monitors NetworkFebruary 2, 2012

The guilt trip this places on the elderly is very painful. Not only the elderly, but also the disabled and those who need ongoing medical care, are marginalized in our culture. While having safe conversations, some admit that they are prepared.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Cheap Shots for Romney's 'Poor' Gaffe and Free Pass For His Tax Plan: View
BloombergFebruary 3, 2012

While taxes for many poor people would rise, taxes on the middle class would generally decline somewhat and taxes on the wealthiest would decline substantially. Romney would repeal health insurance for the working poor, repeal the estate tax and ...more »

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